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Help Finding Some Decent Free Anti Virus Software

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#1 Affray


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:59 PM

So I have decided to make my new laptop a bit more secure than it is (hardly secure at all).

What sort of software do you guys use to keep your machines clean?

I am leaning toward the free side of things.

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#2 DaRatmastah


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:42 PM

I personally use Avast! free, although Avira and the Microsoft Security Suite(yeah, I was shocked, too) work pretty well, too.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:39 AM

I use AVG & Malwarebytes together (both are free but can be ugraded to Pro). I run CCleaner after any lengthy internet sessions. Revo Uninstaller is a true gift. & I use Sandboxie anytime I'm online. From time to time I get crap but nothing has ever made it past this group.

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#4 SpleenBeGone


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:03 AM

Microsoft security essentials and Malware Bytes is the way to go.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

if you want to roll like the paranoid, you can always install a light weight VM for your browsing/downloading/testing needs.  


As far as I know, it's the only way to keep a host operating system completely clean.  However you still need a scanning tool to identify defined trojan and malware signatures, etc... I like to think Microsoft Security Essentials knows what their doing when it comes to Microsoft Windows security.