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Help! I need free anti-virus . . .

  1. climberjames profile image57
    climberjamesposted 8 years ago

    My Norton virus protection has now expired and i'm looking for a lite, un-intrusive and safe software compatible with Windows 7.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    1. dragnhaze profile image59
      dragnhazeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I recommend using Malwarebytes, it you read my hub on how to remove a computer virus, I've explained why I recommend it.

    2. masud3g profile image57
      masud3gposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Eset nod32 antivirus

      <snipped link - do not promote your Hubs in the forums>

  2. K Partin profile image59
    K Partinposted 8 years ago

    Microsoft Security Essentials totally free and I been using it for a long time very easy and user friendly. Also not near as heavy as Norton was.

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, MSE get my vote, too smile

    2. climberjames profile image57
      climberjamesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! I will be sure to check it out when I get home.

      Norton is getting really annoying!

  3. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 8 years ago

    Check out Avast.  Free versions works rather well.  I use it exclusively for real time scanning

  4. Pearldiver profile image78
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Avast is ok... but as a Free Anti-Virus kit... I have noticed that it only tends to acknowledge Free Viruses hmm

    1. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my God!  I'm screwed

      1. climberjames profile image57
        climberjamesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        haha, thanks anyway!

  5. sportyfunster profile image67
    sportyfunsterposted 8 years ago

    You can check out a few others such as AVG or Avira Anti Virus.

    1. climberjames profile image57
      climberjamesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, I used to use AVG, but I though it was not free anymore? Thanks!

      1. michifus profile image81
        michifusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Been on AVG, but recently switched to Avira which has the edge.

        Both are good, and both are free

      2. CMHypno profile image93
        CMHypnoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No you can still get free AVG - they just don't make it easy for you to find it!  But it's still available.

        1. climberjames profile image57
          climberjamesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ahh I see, thanks CMHypno

          1. sportyfunster profile image67
            sportyfunsterposted 8 years agoin reply to this
            1. climberjames profile image57
              climberjamesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Awesome, thanks sportyfunster!

  6. net_crazy profile image56
    net_crazyposted 8 years ago

    hi!
    I think MS security essentials is a good one too...
    Im using the same,and you're right Norton just offends me sad

    1. climberjames profile image57
      climberjamesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, Thanks net_crazy!

  7. profile image0
    askpowersposted 7 years ago

    Microsoft Security Essential is no doubt an excellent option, but if you get latest Free version of AVG antivirus, then its also not bad option.

    1. climberjames profile image57
      climberjamesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I went for 'AVG' and 'SpyBot Search & Destroy' smile Thanks

  8. jondav profile image75
    jondavposted 7 years ago

    yep, another vote for AVG

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And another. smile

  9. andygrant profile image56
    andygrantposted 7 years ago

    I am using free version of Avast and its is good enough. After reading some of the posts in this thread I would certainly try MSE.

  10. opensourcevarsity profile image69
    opensourcevarsityposted 7 years ago

    I've been using Avast - Free Version - on my laptop for at least three years now and I've never been infected by a virus yet.

  11. Cleanclover profile image47
    Cleancloverposted 7 years ago

    The best free antivirus in the world is avira antivir personal. It will detect the most latest viruses and malware. Most lite on resources too. A 5 star antivirus. No Infections since i installed it. I have it on every laptop and pc

    1. Cleanclover profile image47
      Cleancloverposted 7 years agoin reply to this
  12. Shadesbreath profile image85
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    I just wrote a hub ranting about Norton and I would say half to three quarters of the people who commented on it recommended AVG, so, the masses have spoken.  That has to be a really good piece of software.

  13. CarpetDiem profile image75
    CarpetDiemposted 7 years ago

    I used to use AVG and was a huge AVG fan, until my computer got infected with a virus. I switched to AVAST and have been very happy with it. It also seems to be faster (I'm never waiting on it). My vote is for AVAST (free!).

  14. nikitha p profile image45
    nikitha pposted 7 years ago

    I have been using AVG free version in Laptop and Avast in Desktop computer.

  15. nikmaya62 profile image60
    nikmaya62posted 7 years ago

    Avg is good and don't forget to use malwarebyte anti-malware.

  16. profile image49
    posturjobsposted 7 years ago

    i use avast anti virus its free. it is a good.

  17. pranajayas profile image61
    pranajayasposted 7 years ago

    I vote for Avast Antivirus Professional, they give free service for single user or single PC

  18. profile image0
    Heathphillips123posted 7 years ago

    I like AVG but I hear from a lot of people that it slows their computer down.

  19. yenajeon profile image79
    yenajeonposted 7 years ago

    Norton is crap. AVG is very good, my computer hasn't slowed down at all.

  20. profile image0
    multimasteryposted 7 years ago

    My vote is AVAST combined with Spybot Search & Destroy.  This has worked just as good or better for me than Norton which I paid for.

  21. Don Ship profile image78
    Don Shipposted 7 years ago

    Avg is cool. Avast slows down your computer. Avira is good too. Norton is really bad.

  22. profile image48
    monaieposted 7 years ago

    I've use a combination of Avira Antivir and Malwarebyes Anti-malware, for a couple of years, they've been flawless,and don't take up much resources either. You can download for free.  http://integra-cs.co.cc/free-product-efw.html

  23. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I use Microsoft Security Essentials.

  24. infination profile image58
    infinationposted 7 years ago

    I also rate Microsoft Security Essentials as the best free security product on the market.  It's not proactive, but it is effective.  AVG 2011 Free is another good free product.  I wouldn't pay for it, however.  If you want paid protection, I vehemently recommend ESET Smart Security.

  25. infination profile image58
    infinationposted 7 years ago

    A good way to check these programs against themselves are to use the two best independent evaluators of internet security programs:  Virus Bulletin (http://www.virusbtn.com) and AV Comparatives (http://www.av-comparatives.org.  ESET has won more VB100 awards than any other program on the market, and is the only product that has never had a false positive--no other company can say that.

  26. profile image46
    ourneposted 7 years ago
 
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