Kathy asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

now that AVG anti virus is not free --Version 7.5) is there another good one to download or use? I only have?

They said that avg 7.5 version of antivirus is only free trial for 30 days---is there another free one i can use. The older version of avg 7.1 was free to use now the new version syas it is only good for 30 days.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    its not free?

    use this its better anyways, and free

    http://www.avast.com/

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm an IT consultant and I do several virus removal jobs a month. The best free anti-virus software I've found is Avast.

    http://www.avast.com

    I've found Avast's boot-time scan to be a very effective method of virus removal and have used Avast to remove viruses on systems that couldn't be removed by other AV programs. Once a virus loads itself on your system and is running it can take several defensive measures to prevent AV software from removing it. The boot-time scan can perform a scan while Windows is still in the process of booting up, before any programs or services are loaded, including viruses. Plus is supports virus scanning for email and IM, but the boot-scan is what gives Avast a huge advantage over other AV programs, including the expensive ones like Norton and McAfee. I've found a combination of Avast for anti-virus, Windows Defender (which is a free download from Microsoft) for Adware/Spyware removal and switching to Firefox to be an effective solution to control virus and adware problems, plus it's totally free. Ad-Aware SE Personal is good for adware/spyware removal also, and a good alternative to Windows Defender if you a version of Windows other than XP or if you don't have a "genuine" copy of XP.

    Source(s): Professional experience.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Personally, I use the AOL AntiVirusShield. Don't let the name AOL scare you. AntiVirusShield is made by Kaspersky which is one of top-rated anti-virus vendors in the world.

    In recent tests, the most popular free anti-virus, AVG, was only

    able to detect about 82% of a very large sample of viruses. On the other hand, AntiVirusShield was able to detect better than 99% in the same test.

    http://www.virus.gr/english/fullxml/default.asp?id...

    AOL AntiVirusShield has excellent virus detection rates and is extremely light on using your computer resources.

    Free to anyone, AOL member or not from:

    http://www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    AVG is JUNK. I recommend active virus shield. It is the best and it is free.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Get other antivirus program. Here you have some free options:

    http://askcomputerexpert.ws43.com/download/securit...

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  • 1 decade ago

    AVG 7.5 free is available too. Just click repair when you install it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    "Computer Help"

    For your questions about hardware, software, internet, general or for downloads

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    You can get AVG, ZoneAlarm and many reputed antivirus and antiSpyware

    firewall software....can purchase or for free... visit.....

    http://computerhelp-downloads.blogspot.com

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    bitdefender 8

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    this way better than avg and free it has real time protection that avg doesnt http://spywareterminator.com

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  • 1 decade ago

    Zone Alarm..there is Pro but there is also a free

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    1 decade ago
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