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Standard User Felizdia
(learned) Fri 10-Feb-12 14:07:18
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Free Antivirus software


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Hi,

I normally us free AVG antivirus software, but have taken it off recently to carry out some tests, would like some opinion on which is the better free antivirus software on the market in 2012
Standard User G3UZF
(committed) Fri 10-Feb-12 14:44:54
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I've used Avast! for several years now on 4 PC's. Never had a complaint, but you have to put up with a daily announcement, in a female American voice, that it's been updated. No big deal, though.

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Fri 10-Feb-12 17:13:04
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Hi,

I normally us free AVG antivirus software, but have taken it off recently to carry out some tests, would like some opinion on which is the better free antivirus software on the market in 2012
Hi, I second the recommendation for FREE Avast! I have used it for about five years now. wink

Previously I used paid-for Symantec, which slowed my computer to a crawl. frown

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 10-Feb-12 18:04:46
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There's Avira and MSE as well as Avast mentioned. Check the reports and take your pick: http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreview...

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Standard User rt2000
(newbie) Sat 11-Feb-12 12:03:24
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I tried Free Avast! for a while and was pretty impressed so moved up to the paid version on offer for a 2 year sub for the price of one. I can't fault it. It seems to slow the system a little while the updates arrive (daily and sometimes a couple of times a day with voice on confirmation as mentioned above) but otherwise it does the job and I like the control you have too.

Just my 10p's worth, hope it helps

Ron
Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 11-Feb-12 14:49:57
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Tbh, if I felt like paying I wouldn't go for any of the free ones. Kaspersky is much better.

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Standard User zebedee
(knowledge is power) Sun 12-Feb-12 18:11:52
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In reply to a post by G3UZF:
I've used Avast! for several years now on 4 PC's. Never had a complaint, but you have to put up with a daily announcement, in a female American voice, that it's been updated. No big deal, though.


You can switch that off in the Settings.

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Standard User Kimi
(knowledge is power) Sun 12-Feb-12 20:06:54
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In reply to a post by G3UZF:
but you have to put up with a daily announcement, in a female American voice, that it's been updated. No big deal, though.

I look forward to it, she sounds quite sexy smile
Standard User 4M2
(experienced) Sun 12-Feb-12 20:28:22
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Commodo IS (free) definitely on a par with Kaspersky IS.
Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Tue 14-Feb-12 20:30:22
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Comodo is an excellent choice, but like many of the free AV's watch for false positives.
Also, ensure that the installer interface is fully explored and that GeekBuddy and Comodo's DNS etc is not installed.
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