is there any other good free antivirus other than Avast?

Update:

AVG will not be free by the middle of January

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Somebody in here commented that AVG is crap. Don't know what his sources are, but I have used AVG for 3 years and can testify that its definitely one of the best antivirus packages available, including the ones that are not free. The sad part is that there will be no free AVG starting from January.

    I switched to AVAST. Had been using it for about a month now. So far seems to be good.

    Source(s): My own experience using AVG
  • 4 years ago

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    Source(s): Perfect Antivirus Protection Suite : http://moveantivirus.com/?GKJk
  • 1 decade ago

    If you want a free antivirus solution, stick with Avast. There are a few other options, but nothing really measures up in my opinion. Trend Micro offers a free online scanner http://housecall.trendmicro.com/, but this is not an active agent that is constantly running on your pc. Avast is well known, reliable, and spyware-free. Be VERY careful when downloading free virus/spyware protection. Many of the so-called free scanners are actually spyware (eg WinAntiVirus Pro). Stick with Avast and download a good free Anti-Spyware package like Ad Aware http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ Some other Anti-Spyware options are Windows Defender http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/s... Ewido (now AVG) http://www.ewido.net/en/download/, and SpyBot http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=dow... but I like Ad-Aware the best. Good Luck and I hope this helps!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    AVG and Avast are both JUNK. Totally worthless. I recommend active virus shield. It is the best one and it is free.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    As the previous poster said, AVG AntiVirus is one the best and has been certified by Microsoft to be one the best anti-virus programs out on the market, here is the direct link:

    http://www.grisoft.com/doc/products-avg-anti-virus...

  • 1 decade ago

    AVG at grisoft.com. You may have to hunt a little to find the "free" version on their web site. They keep moving it hoping you will buy the paid version instead.

  • Neo
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    activevirusshield.com and get the free kaspersky antivirus

  • 1 decade ago

    If you use Comcast for your Internet Cable you get McAffee for free.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    here's a list of 72 spyware removal programs and tools:

    http://www.2-spyware.com/anti-spyware

    the have different features, so just pick the one that fits your needs.

    p.s. some of them are paid, so you can ignore those :)

  • 1 decade ago

    I've had alot of luck in the past with AntiVir at http://www.freeav.com/

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