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Free anti virus for toshiba windows8

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February 22, 2013 4:10:29 PM

free anti virus for toshiba windows8

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February 22, 2013 5:51:18 PM

florence felix said:
free anti virus for toshiba windows8

get avg(the other guy left a link)
Also if you are thinking you may have a virus malwarebytes(www.malwarebytes.org) will tell you and remove it.
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February 22, 2013 6:07:59 PM

Get Microsoft Security Essentials
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February 22, 2013 6:17:01 PM

Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender that integrates the Microsoft Security Essentials of Windows 7. Works just as well as Avast! or AVG.
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February 22, 2013 6:17:21 PM

^ +1
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May 5, 2013 9:55:38 AM

TS_05 grupe said:
Avast! Free


Avast is by far the best Anti-Virus out there (Avast.com, just install the free version). It is free and does not find as many bull false positives as AVG. AVG may not allow you to play certain games or install certain programs. It is not user friendly at all.
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May 14, 2013 10:00:03 PM

adminwizard said:
Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender that integrates the Microsoft Security Essentials of Windows 7. Works just as well as Avast! or AVG.


Hey, I am using Win8. I have that Windows Defender, But it is not showing in tray icon area, It says that real time protection is on, But since the program isn't running(not shown in task Manager or System Try) how can It protect my PC in real time ?
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May 14, 2013 10:23:04 PM

You Can also try McAfee Antivirus free version it is best antivirus and protect your PC from the virus and malware attacks. One more thing is that you also get full Support from the " McAfee Support " team at any time for solving your problem.
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May 15, 2013 10:22:50 AM

Don't use Mcafee,it's one of the worst.
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May 15, 2013 10:27:16 AM

Lies! Avast! IS WAY BETTER than AVG and MSE (aka defender in windows 8)
I've learned from experience. My computer got jacked up. MSE showed nothing, but Avast! showed over 200 threats! It also just protects and prevents all round better.
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May 15, 2013 1:51:43 PM

DukeOvilla said:
Lies! Avast! IS WAY BETTER than AVG and MSE (aka defender in windows 8)
I've learned from experience. My computer got jacked up. MSE showed nothing, but Avast! showed over 200 threats! It also just protects and prevents all round better.


Agreed
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May 16, 2013 2:04:33 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Don't use Mcafee,it's one of the worst.


Sorry i don't agree with you i use these antivirus from many years and i never face any problem with this antivirus and its technical team give full support to me
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May 17, 2013 11:47:52 PM

Everyone is entitled to their opinion edwardsmith but your posting history is beginning to look like Commercial Spam for McAfee. Many of your only other posts say little else but "contact your tech support" which doesn't help much.

Please be aware - I will be watching you.

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May 18, 2013 7:38:03 PM

As far as Windows Anti-Virus products go, I've found for what they are supposed to detect... VIRUSES, they do all a fairly reasonable job... The problem is mainly that most 'threats' aren't traditional viruses, so an Anti-VIRUS can only guess, hence 'false positives'. The engine is detecting that the file may have a potentially malicious intent because of the level of access it might need to run it's operation or that the code is designed to violate copyright or rights management to allow the use of a non-purchased program.

Saga, I agree 100% with you, everyone has their own opinion, as an AV software is only as good as its engine and definitions, the one's that are updated the most frequent would be your best bet. I have been happily using AVG as a main anti-virus for the last 15 years. The free version has always found what real viruses I had on the system and alerted me if a potentially harmful app was downloaded or somewhere on the network.

AVAST - also very good - not a fan of the amount of resources that it and AVG use on 7 and lower systems (usually legacy systems without much RAM)
MSE - awesome - lightweight... if you're running an XP machine and have the 3.2GB RAM limit, I suggest this to allow you the most possible resources for the system activities.
Avira is decent... used it's full package until some license issues showed up
BitDefender - if you don't like CLAM AV this works on Server
CLAM AV - another AV - in lots of bootdisk scanner packages (ie TRK; Hirens; UBCD)

Those are the main Free ones - most have the option to pay which will generally give you faster access to updates and different scanning options, some will add a firewall software

Then the standard consumer boxed copies (I never suggest but am not going to remove if you have an active subscription)
Norton (any security product) - decent definition support - hog on resources no matter what Symantec wants to say
McAfee - pretty good update releases, can't say it's too efficient on its resource management
Kasperskey - one of the Virus labs I trust the most... they infected / disinfected a Ford (think it was an Escape) before anyone thought that was a potential infection path (Bluetooth)
ESET (NOD) - usually only use their online tool but previous use of the consumer program was still decent

Really I would suggest one that you are familiar with and can understand the UI. If you've been using AVG for the last while stick with that, if you've been using Norton and prefer not to learn something new use that.

I would highly recommend though getting a stand-alone malware removal program on there. The previously mentioned Malwarebytes Free is great, however an after-the-fact type of tool. If you register it (~$30 USD) you get a lifetime subscription priority updates and on-access malware scanning. I'd say worth it, but you be the judge.

Spybot is decent, but the UI isn't as intuitive as Malwarebytes (MBAM)
It wouldn't hurt to make a Windows Defender Offline (WDO) scanner disc also so if you get a nasty infection that prevents explorer from loading properly (RCMP/FBI UKash infection and the like) you can then have a bootable malware/virus scanner that after some updates (on hardwired) can generally open the machine up again to give you access to MBAM or you AV software to remove.

Online scanners I would suggest also include:
Panda Cloud
Panda ActiveScan
Eset Online
Hitman Pro

Hope this helps.... Overall No one scanner is king, but using all available tools properly will get rid of most infections that are around these days without removal of user data.
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May 18, 2013 10:27:01 PM

Good advice there Jeremy but the other thing to remember is not to be too dependent on your Av as to allow your "gut" defences to drop. One of the main threats these days is pure English text - usually English as written by a Russian or a Bulgar but passable in spite of that. It merely says "come and look at our wonderful website and pay us £100/$100 or whatever, and in the UK purports to come from the Police. You are told you have been fined for having gone to some site or other and seen porn or illegally downloaded music and pay to pay for your sins.

No AV can see it because it has no malicious code other than what it needs to replace your desktop wallpaper and disable most ways around it.

The moral of my tale is not to depend to highly on your AV whichever you have. The Net can be a haven for crooks and some sites are more likely to be attacked by them than others so think before you click and that attack can transfer to you if you go to that site. If you get one of them, whatever you do don't pay them. It won't make it go away and you still have to get your PC fixed.

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June 6, 2013 10:39:14 AM

devWaleed said:
adminwizard said:
Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender that integrates the Microsoft Security Essentials of Windows 7. Works just as well as Avast! or AVG.


Hey, I am using Win8. I have that Windows Defender, But it is not showing in tray icon area, It says that real time protection is on, But since the program isn't running(not shown in task Manager or System Try) how can It protect my PC in real time ?


It runs as a service.
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