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    Question Need computer help...

    Anyone know what free anti-virus software is the best? Anyone running some good, free anti-virus software that they recommend?
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    haha... you get what you pay for bro.
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    AVG Free Edition I've been using it for several years, it works great!

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    Free

    usually means NOT FULLY CAPABLE.

    or BUSTED BY EVERY HACKER IN THE WORLD.

    AVG is a good package. Pay for it, it pays in the long run.

    Can you afford to lose everything on your computr?

    At this point MOST people could say yes.

    The average computer could easily be repaced by 4 systems.

    1. Typewriter/Pen
    2. Calculator
    3. Post Office
    4. Fax

    But it wouldn't be as much fun.
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    AVG is very good software with regular updates.

    Don't forget that in todays internet age you can't live on ani-virus alone. You need to get a good spyware / adware package as well. Ad-aware works fine. If you also need a firewall for packet filtering as well. If you have XP then make sure the firewall is turned on. This is VERY important if youare on broadband.

    AVG can be had here:
    www.grisoft.com

    Ad-Aware here:
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

    Good luck
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    I use AVG, as well as Ad-Aware, and Spy-Bot Search and Destroy.

    I never had a problem using it all religiously for years, but after my lsat clean install I got lazy. I paid for it big time with many problems including a couple of viruses, tons of spy-ware and even a hijacker.

    Now I'm back on the program, and haven't had a problem since.
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    I agree with all of the suggestions above about AVG. I use it on about 5 machines with no problems at all. You will also need a firewall. I suggest Zone Alarm. It's free also. The thing I don't like about McAfee or Norton is that they are system resource hogs. They will slow your computer down as each runs about 5 programs all of the time. AVG and Zone Alarm is the way to go.

    You can also get a free Virus check at Trend Micro's PC Housecall.


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    Next time buy a Mac! No viruses.
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    Cool

    Or you could go Linux. The Ubuntu distro is pretty nice for 1st time users. Plus Debian finally got updated.

    On another note here is an interesting article on connection times vs. infection rate.

    On Slashdot: http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?si...id=220&tid=218

    Original article:
    http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/securit...9200021,00.htm
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    I use AntiVir

    It works great and doesn't chew up a lot of resources has live scanning and is free. It picks up some stuff even the big boys don't and I believe since it's a small German company they aren't getting 'hacked' like McAfee or Symantec tend to be.

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    hey prymtym

    shoot me an email and i will hook you up !

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    I use AVG now works great. I also use Adware and MS anti spyware.

    And Macs arn't less vunerable to viruses. They just don't get viruses written for them because there are so few of them compared to PC's.

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