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best free anti virus and malware ?

  1. salt profile image73
    saltposted 8 years ago

    anyone know any good ones that really work and dont take up all your hard drive?

    1. Barrett S profile image59
      Barrett Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would say the top three free antivirus programs in my book would be, and this is in no specific order.

      AVG Free

      Avira AntiVir


      I've use all of them and they all work excellently.

  2. G Miah profile image82
    G Miahposted 8 years ago

    avg 9.0 antivirus free one month trial is perfetc, then buy it, and this protects against malware and anything else that is a threat. Get it from avg website.

  3. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    I use AVG free running all the time from start up, but I also have Malware AntiMalware Bytes and Supere AntiSpyware free edition on my comp that I manually run and update now and again to keep everything clean. Because they are not running all the time they use very few resources.
    I'd buy AVG as the paid version can do it all, but I'm unemployed and can't afford it right now.

  4. salt profile image73
    saltposted 8 years ago

    good ones. thankyou....

    and hi izzie.

  5. Rik Ravado profile image91
    Rik Ravadoposted 8 years ago

    Yes I've used the free version of AVG for over 5 years and have no complaints.

  6. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Check the AV performance tests on the internet and then decide. So far Komodo, Avira are good free AV softwares.

    For Malware, use Malwarebytes anti-malware software.

  7. west40 profile image59
    west40posted 8 years ago

    AVG Free - I have tried them all Norton, McAfee but AVG Free costs nothing and works the best.

  8. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    I much prefer Avira to AVG - the footprint is much smaller

    this is worth a read if you want advice from those who know the difference between one Av to another, as skyfire suggested

    http://lifehacker.com/5433229/microsoft … -antivirus

  9. Casper021 profile image57
    Casper021posted 8 years ago

    Another vote for AVG, its good and does not take much system resources

  10. Cayden Ryan profile image56
    Cayden Ryanposted 8 years ago

    AVG free edition, but for malware, spyware and hijackers, you need Spybot Search and Destroy and Malware Bytes, both will protect your computer and you may want all three like I have

  11. N. Ramius profile image70
    N. Ramiusposted 8 years ago

    I find the aniti-Malware MalwareBytes a very useful one. I have spy bot as well but seldom use it. Malware Bytes help me defeat a trojan that McAfee, Spybot and AdAware all failed to deal with. Still it's not perfect

  12. salt profile image73
    saltposted 8 years ago

    Wow. Thanks, my computer runs really slowly with AVG so I want to try something different. Thanks, Barrett.... you've even posted the links.