Jump to content

Photo

Help Finding Some Decent Free Anti Virus Software


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Affray

Affray

    Knower of things

  • Members
  • 5,748 posts
  • LocationThe Great White North

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.


It is perfectly acceptable to fear and admire a being you could not possibly understand.


#2 DaRatmastah

DaRatmastah

    Captain Overexcited Cyclops

  • Members
  • 463 posts

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.



#3 bookfloss

bookfloss

    Kilobyte

  • Members
  • 121 posts

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.


"Normal is what everyone else is and you're not."  Malcolm McDowell


#4 SpleenBeGone

SpleenBeGone

    Deer Leader of the Goriest Revolution

  • Administrators
  • 14,950 posts
  • LocationHouston

Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:03 AM

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


nmjUGDL.jpg

#5 Champion of Cyrodiil

Champion of Cyrodiil

    Gigabyte

  • Members
  • 773 posts
  • LocationVirginia

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.