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January 12, 2013 4:37:10 PM

NORTON PAID....MSE FREE
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a b $ Windows 7
January 12, 2013 4:54:31 PM

Ultrametric said:
Get the idea out of your head that free software isn't good, that's just stupid. And wrong



Hi :) 

My shops make a LOT of money from people who use FREE Antivirus software, when they come into my shops WITH free software AND VIRUSES...lol

All the best Brett :) 
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a b è Antivirus
January 12, 2013 9:15:30 PM

Stay away from free use Norton
January 12, 2013 9:58:40 PM

Best antivirus its the PC User :)  dont open crap in the e-mails, watch out for porn sites, keep UAC enabeled and read before pressing "allow" :) )
January 12, 2013 10:01:15 PM

Hi,
I use AVG free. Never had a problem with it. You can find it here:
http://download.cnet.com/AVG-AntiVirus-Free-2013/3000-2...
Try it! Also, if you use Firefox, try NoScript - great plug-in.
Microsoft Security Essentials should be an automatic update if memory serves me correctly, so do Windows Update on your computer (if you haven't already) and that should be there.
Cheers!
January 12, 2013 10:13:41 PM

Hi rgd1101,
AVG hosts the file on Cnet. Try clicking on the download option on AVG. I just skipped a step to help!
:) 
January 12, 2013 10:29:13 PM

I use MSE in conjunction with Malwarebytes. By cleaning the registry of Malwarebytes it allows me to use the free 30 days continuously ^.^ lol
January 16, 2013 10:49:00 AM

I recommend trying Unthreat Antivirus, it's not as well known as the other ones but after doing quite a bit of research I decided to try Unthreat and I couldn't be happier, it doesn't slow down my computer while scanning which is great. I totally recommend it.
a b $ Windows 7
January 16, 2013 1:11:30 PM

I use Avast! Free. I think over 4 - 5 years on 3 machines I got 1 or 2 viruses.

January 16, 2013 4:22:57 PM

I also thought free ones are useless. I then switched to AVG and it has encouraged me to go for the free ones.
January 22, 2013 1:24:02 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

My shops make a LOT of money from people who use FREE Antivirus software, when they come into my shops WITH free software AND VIRUSES...lol

All the best Brett :) 

Those people usually aren't very bright. I've used free antivirus software for years. My computer is still running strong...as is every computer that I've ever installed free antivirus software on.

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Stay away from free use Norton


Norton is a resource hog. There are plenty of free, light-weight antivirus programs out there that do a great job.

@OP

Microsoft Security Essentials is an excellent antivirus program. Like others have stated before, I use it in conjunction with Malwarebytes Antimalware. I'll link you to both. Here lately, I've been researching other free programs, but haven't really found any I like. Here's links to both programs...

MSE
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/security-ess...

MBAM
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Other decent options are Avast, Avira, AVG, and Comodo just to name a few.
January 22, 2013 1:47:43 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/AV-TEST-Certification-... < MSE FAILS 2 YEARS IN A ROW

Norton is a resource hog < NOT IN THE LAST 3 YEARS

Never had a problem with MSE. Worked fine for me and has caught everything I've thrown at it. Although, it has caught a false positive before. However, that was due to a torrent. The best fool proof antivirus is common sense. Don't open emails from people you don't know. Don't go to sites or download from sites that your aren't familiar with or aren't credible. It's simple.

Any proof to back up Norton? Besides, the OP wants a free solution. Not some program that you pay to hold your hand.

@OP
Those other programs I listed are still viable options. In the meantime, I'll be researching more programs.
a c 371 $ Windows 7
a b è Antivirus
January 22, 2013 2:08:10 AM

Norton is one of the lightest av's out there.
January 22, 2013 2:10:13 AM

Hm, so far the only programs I'm liking are Avira and AVG. I would still highly suggest you use whichever antivirus you choose in conjunction with a malware cleaner such as Malwarebytes.

Good luck! :) 
a c 371 $ Windows 7
a b è Antivirus
January 22, 2013 2:12:18 AM

If you go the paid i would go with norton or gdata.
January 22, 2013 2:16:48 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Norton is one of the lightest av's out there.

Assuming you are correct, Norton is a paid application. This doesn't help the OP.
February 20, 2013 1:31:04 AM

I recommend MSE, have been using it for years, no problems. recently removed ransomware off friends computer which had paid Norton on it. Norton is a resource hog is an under statement. :D 
March 10, 2013 11:17:21 AM

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Out of searching for a weak finally i found avast Antivirus with KEYS.. here

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Enjoy!!! :pt1cable: 

Against the forum rules to post such a thing!
March 10, 2013 11:18:28 AM

The best way to avoid malware is to be sensible and knowledgeable while browsing the net. Unfortunately, many people don't have the knowledge to realize that some things online are malicious, especially kids.
April 3, 2013 5:54:01 AM

Everyone's views about the "best" anti virus is different. It only leads to a matter of opinion. After reading some reviews and doing some research about each of them, it's finally up to the OP to make his or her decision in buying, or using the free alternative of what they want. Some things work better for some people than others, but only with experimentation will you find what's best for you.
April 12, 2013 5:24:25 AM

You cannot actually choose any best. But there are some good ones available in the market that can help you getting off the virus, like: -


    • Notron.
    • Bitfinder.
    • AVG.
    • Immunet Plus.
    • Kaspersky.
    • Avast.
    • Avira.
    • Panda
.

And the list goes on. In order to choose the best one for your windows 7, pay attention to the OS requirement. Take a trail of the antivirus you want to buy and then go for the paid version.
July 15, 2013 1:57:53 PM

phil22 said:
I don't trust free antivirus software, I always buy mine (Norton Internet Security).
However, for free ones I would go for either:

Microsoft Security Essentials: http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/pc-security/mse...

or Avast Antivirus Free: http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Microsoft No Longer Supports Essentials A waste of time and it was not that good from the beginning ( I am a Microsoft Partner) they do not want to be in the Antivirus business avast has never let me down unless it is a Pro coming after Me then Nothing will save you If it is a Pro and they have you targeted it is over there is no Defense for what they will send after you

July 15, 2013 2:07:44 PM

I have removed Norton From Customers machines and put Free Avast in the Free App Cleraned trhe Machine and running happily ever since 2 Years I used to use Kaspersky was very good but it is a Paid application and if you threaten to leave they tell you you have an Infection I left and put avast No infection No problems I develop Web and Desktop
If you pay for an antivirus you have someone targeting you or are very bad at making choices on the web
Avast is By far the best Paid or not and I only use the free app
since installation have never had an Infecxtion and never worry about it
as in an Earlier Post if it is a Pro that wants you for some reason they will get you there is no Defense against what they will send
No antivirus is capable of stopping that
Only an operating system configured to be Totally paranoid can stop it and that would make it so you would take 15 minutes to get on the Web every Time
So it all is according to How Paranoid you actually are about someone getting you
!