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dolphinz8
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Dec 27, 2009 21:40 |  #1

What free virus software is the best? AVG, Avira, Avast?


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Dec 27, 2009 21:46 |  #2

I have no idea which is best... I use AVG however.




  
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Dec 27, 2009 22:56 as a reply to  @ monty28428's post |  #3

I've tried most of them and think Avast is the least intrusive when it comes to crippling the system...

Symantec is the worst in that respect, but its not free. :lol:




  
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Dec 27, 2009 23:25 |  #4

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Dec 28, 2009 01:14 |  #5

Been using Avast for the last 5 yrs. Love it.


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Dec 28, 2009 03:24 |  #6

AVG Free is what I install for people.


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Dec 28, 2009 07:22 |  #7

AVG free here, I don't find it intrusive at all.


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Dec 28, 2009 07:23 |  #8

AVG Free has to be the best, IMO.




  
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Dec 28, 2009 07:52 as a reply to  @ The Moose's post |  #9

AVG free for me for all of my pc's.


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Dec 28, 2009 08:44 |  #10

I used AVG free for years with no issue.


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Dec 28, 2009 09:08 |  #11

A lot of the "experts" are recommending Microsoft's own Security Essentials over all the other free AV.


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Dec 28, 2009 12:01 |  #12

I'm currently using Microsoft Security Essential on 4 computers. It's not resource hungry like many other AV software. I've been very happy with it. Windows 7 really excells when you use it.


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Dec 28, 2009 12:57 as a reply to  @ TheFloridaShooter's post |  #13

When I used a PC I never found any of the softwares to be that "good" and still got viruses from simply browsing the internet.


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Dec 30, 2009 08:56 as a reply to  @ JoeyBowman's post |  #14

I have been using AVG free for years, but since the last update I have noticed it's taking longer to scan. Four hours most days.


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Dec 30, 2009 09:53 |  #15

killwilly wrote in post #9289042 (external link)
I have been using AVG free for years, but since the last update I have noticed it's taking longer to scan. Four hours most days.

I agree. I've been using the free version of AVG for quite some time. It seems to have gotten a bit more bloated over the last several versions.




  
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