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lmnlmn

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Free downloaded anti virus works or not...
« on: September 19, 2010, 03:06:32 pm »
Hello guys


I am using free downloaded anti virus , Its Quick heal.

So what you think ..
will  it work well or not.

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Re: Free downloaded anti virus works or not...
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 04:27:08 pm »
Probably not, for free anti-virus I recommend AVG, the other members of the forum may also chime in on what they use.

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Re: Free downloaded anti virus works or not...
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 08:57:02 pm »
I used AVG free for 12months, it was so good I bought it. The update cost me approx £40 for two years. I scan every download with AVG and it is surprising what it catches!!! I think it's brilliant. [wink]

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Re: Free downloaded anti virus works or not...
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 02:50:27 am »
Are there any differences in the paid version of AVG or is it more of like a donation?

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Re: Free downloaded anti virus works or not...
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 03:34:39 am »
Are there any differences in the paid version of AVG or is it more of like a donation?

there are a lot of differences in the paid for version, it is well worth the money in my opinion Syn [yes]

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Re: Free downloaded anti virus works or not...
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010, 05:25:44 am »
I`ll second that. AVG paid version is superb. At £19 per year its well worth it. Make sure you download the AVG toolbar,it lights up in green when the page is safe.
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Re: Free downloaded anti virus works or not...
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010, 07:26:17 am »
If you are going to use a free Antivirus try Microsoft Security Essentials. It is actually a very good one. The scans could be a little faster, but it is light on resources and works perfectly with Windows. I also use the free version of Malwarebytes Antimalware and scan once a week with it after updating it of course. It doesn't run in the background so it is just a scanner and remover, but it will get rid of things that your regular antivirus won't. It is great at getting rid of those rogue viruses that are spreading. If you do a lot of downloading I highly suggest to have an on demand scanner like Malwarebytes or Spyware Terminator installed.

lting77

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Re: Free downloaded anti virus works or not...
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010, 10:39:00 am »
too much bloat with avg, version 8 ? screw up user's computer (detecting windows system file as virii)

currently going with free avast, malwarebytes and spybot

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Re: Free downloaded anti virus works or not...
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2011, 06:26:57 pm »
Use AVAST antivirus free it good

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Re: Free downloaded anti virus works or not...
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011, 08:25:50 pm »
Microsoft Security Essentials LOL who would trust M$ with security.

I use Kaspersky Security Suite 11 CBE yep it's free it's in German but there are ways around that. keys only last 80 days but then you just get another one.