Free Virus protection

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  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey,

    I just got the internet hooked up to my clunky old computer at home. Now I can check out this forum day and night.

    Does anyone know of any good free virus protection software? Or am I going to have to shell out some cash?
     
  2. Walt

    Walt TPF Noob!

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    I use Avast. I have had no problems at all since installing it. It's free for home use and has automatic updates.
     
  3. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Try zone alarm. People slag it off but I've never had any problems with the free version or the paid one I now use.

    www.zonealarm.com
     
  4. santino

    santino TPF Noob!

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    Isn't Zone Alarm a firewall ?
     
  5. 2Stupid2Duck

    2Stupid2Duck TPF Noob!

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    I use a thing called AVG. It was (suppose still is) free and has on line updates regularly.
     
  6. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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  7. Darfion

    Darfion Soapbox guru...

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    Used to use AVG but found Avast to be better
     
  8. Sharkbait

    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    I use AVG and am pretty happy.
     
  9. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    I used to use AVG also and never had any problems.
     
  10. John E.

    John E. TPF Noob!

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    AVG is very light on resources. which is great for an old computer/

    Unless you love tweaking Explorer, use firefox browser which may be one the best ways to protect your computer.

    Firewall is primo important .Zone Alarm works for me.

    I use adaware and spybot search and destroy also, beware of clones that will do more harm than good.

    good news is they are all free and have stood the test of time.

    My computer is extremly well protected and the only thing I paid for is a router $75.00 Canadian. No need to spend money.
     

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