Virus Scan

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by thone » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:16 pm
Does provide any free virus scan application? (**my finger crossed**)

Anyway, do you have any recommendation for a good one?

-- I am using Norton (free with comcast) and Mcafee (at work), don't really have any good experience with both of them.

by virtualmike » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:57 pm
A friend who reviews anti-virus applications for a living recommends AVG's free anti-virus for providing good protection.
by dane » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:52 pm
Ditto - I also use and like AVG's free edition. Be sure to also install Microsoft's free Windows Defender. Add Spybot Search-and-Destroy and assure you are performing all OS and app updates and you should be pretty well protected.

Dane Jasper
by zbarr » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:26 am
what ever you do, skip mcafee and norton. they are resource hogs that are so intrusive and bothersome, they're are considered by some to be worse than getting a virus.

spybot search and destroy.
ccleaner. (for cleaning up system)

all are free. -or have free versions.
by virtualmike » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:34 am
PS. Can a board mod move this thread to the correct forum? ...thanks!
by kgc » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:57 pm
Kelsey Cummings
System Architect,, Inc.
by parkerday » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:32 am
I highly recommend Microsoft Security Essentials. I've been using it for years and it's one of the lightest antivirus programs I've ever tried. I prefer it over Avast, AntiVir, and AVG (all of them are free as well).
by augie » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:18 pm
I switched from Avira to Microsoft Security Essentials after I got a virus, and I've been pleased with it so far.
by rlvh » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:10 pm
I use Microsoft Security Essentials as well.
by jleake » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:16 pm
Me too. Easy to download, easy to install and it seems to be doing the job (though my behavior tends to be pretty low risk).
Juliana L.
Customer Support,, Inc.
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