Which is the best free anti virus software ?

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  1. simplyjo

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    Hi All,

    I seem to have a nasty trojan virus on my PC. Which is a good free anti virus software - which doesn't need a credit card for trial version, either ?

    Thanks,
    JO
     
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    Try using Avira antivirus. It will detected any virus or any bugs immediately..
     
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    Use the combo of Avira Free Anti-Vir and MalwareBytes.
    Avira will be your primary protection against viruses. On the other hand, you can use Malwarebytes in scanning for viruses and malwares that cannot be seen by your anti-virus.

    Download them at:
    www.free-av.com/
    www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
     
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    Personally I think Avast is the best free Anti-Virus, its the only free one I recommend to others including MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
     
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    Avast isnt bad except it doesnt catch alot of them. I used Avast for over a year and I got hacked by a keylogger and lost so many files and important documents, domains, and more. Now I just stick with Norton although its not free.
     
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    Well, Avira got more mentions than I usually find.

    I use Avira, too. As I said in the similar threads I responded to at other communities, I chose Avira because of its impressive detection rates, simplistic but logical interface, and light use of resources.

    I am also a fan of Malwarebytes, though SuperAntiSpyware is a decent alternative (despite the spyware sounding name).
     
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    I recently listen to a tech radio program here in our country.
    The tech expert, Jerry Liao suggested that if possible, we should use premium anti-virus protection software since they catch every single virus and has more features than free ones.

    I will certainly get a licensed copy once I have my computer reformatted.
     
  8. simplyjo

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    Thanks bunches.
    Downloading right away :)

     
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    Oh god ! I had a terrible time with Superantispyware. As soon as I installed it on my laptop, I started facing unexpected shutdowns (This was yesterday and since then it shut down 3-4 times) . I don't know if its coz of SAS but it happened when their scan was going on..

     
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    It's worth noting that you should really only have one anti-virus software on your PC or laptop. Using more than one at the same time can cause problems and slow down your machine.
     
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    Which one do you use, Fergal ? I have 2 expired versions (Of avg and macafee) , time to remove those and use just one. That could be the reason of unexpected system crashes.

     
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    Yeah. Using two anti-virus will definitely crash your system. Choose only one.
     
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    simplyjo I use a paid version of ESET Smart Security. So far it has been working very well for me, but perhaps there are free versions that can do the job just as well.
     
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    I am trying avira right now, if I have any more issues, I will surely move to a paid one myself. Can't afford a system or hard disk crash at all.

     
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    Well ,free will never comes good , they need money for updating virus data, I may be paid by the sponsor which means you gonna read a lot AD or forced to install a lot bad softwares . I prefer to pay 30 cent for a key of NIS2010 for half year.
     
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    Thee are some businesses who are very profitable by providing quality free products or services. They achieve this by offering add on paid services and premium features that will be used by a small proportion of their users and / or by selling ad space on their websites.
     
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    There are loads of, such as Avast, ESET, Panda and MacAfee, but it depends upon your business that which antivirus suits best to all your needs.
     
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    I am using Avira since last few days.do they have a quick scan ? whole scan takes ages.

     
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