Ru asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

What is the best anti-virus program?

I have a Dell, Windows XP, and I know next to nothing about computers, aside from how to use programs on them. Don't give me technical answers or anything or I will be LOST.

I just know I need a new anti-virus program, and I'm wondering which I should buy.

Update:

By the way, I have no problem going out and paying for a program. I just want one that works, and if it's not free, it's still cheaper than having to buy a new computer because it has a bunch of problems on it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes that makes sense. Why buying an expensive computer and do not protect it with the right software

    did test several different internet security programs over the last 12 months.

    Here is my top 4

    4th place Kaspesky internet security 2009 - good - 7 out of 10

    3rd place Bitdefender Total Security - good - 8 out of 10

    2nd place, until 3 weeks ago 1st place

    ESET Smart Security - very good 8 1/2 of of 10

    I tested Panda Internet Security 2009 and I liked it that much, that it has taken over 1st place. I give it 9 out of 10

    I purchased it and is now protecting my computer very successfully

    You can protect your computer very well with free programs.

    You should however not rely on just one program.

    Here are some very good programs, all for free and together they will protect your computer very well indeed.

    Anti virus and firewall pro

    http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_fi...

    or

    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

    in combination with

    http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

    Threatfire is an anti virus, that can be installed next to any other anti virus program on the same computer

    http://www.threatfire.com/

    This is a very good program, that completely runs in the background

    http://www.comodo.com/boclean/boclean.html

    Installing these programs, will not use any extra RAM or CPU usage.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Listen and i will make it simple. Stay away from AVG and AVAST. Folks on here will try to talk you into downloading these programs. But there no good. Any one who tries to get someone to download these programs are either clueless or a hacker/virus writer. If you want one that really works your gonna have to pay for it. There are plenty on here that will tell you that your computer will be safe running free AV's. That's a lie. Truth is you have to do some research and find out the truth for yourself. Me personally' I will never use another free AV program. There are two paid AV's i will never use again. That's Norton & McAfee. Norton' Memory hog' McAfee' Memory hog and not as good as advertised. Neither is Norton. So far the best i have found that really works as advertised is Kaspersky. Superior protection and detection. AV' Anti spy' Firewall. Low memory usage' One of the best firewalls you will find.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Avira Antivirus Personal Edition

    Source(s): ME !
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  • 1 decade ago

    Ive been helping out a lot of people get rid of bugs lately so I collected some links to help y'all out.These are by far the best free programs out there! So try them out and if you like them, and you can afford it, buy the full versions later, This way they will keep the free stuff out there for the less fortunate. I'll give you a link for a video on installing and using these programs 1st. Then the link to get your free downloads 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DezYnjQRs

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    ... http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Ant... 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gfaw8XbM

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    ... http://www.superantispyware.com/index.ht... 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-WLn3jZD

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    ... http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-... 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv-o6kIvO

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    ... http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/d... There you go. these programs will kill your bugs and I included the comodo firewall which will keep you safe in the future! :) Grizz PS You also should get a good registry cleaner! Here's the best http://www.windofix.com/?hop=linkhopper

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  • 1 decade ago

    Most popular free antivirus programs are AVG Anti-Virus, Avira AntiVir , Avast etc. Check out http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-sAFtLsc8erIoh.ENhks... for more details.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS provides you with powerful protection from countless threats. This sophisticated software offers progressive virus protection combined with the anti-spyware technology that has established ParetoLogic as one of the industry’s leaders. ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS’ advanced scanning and cleaning engine tirelessly locates and completely removes even the most deeply rooted viruses, spyware, adware and even rootkits, which attempt to cover the tracks of potentially damaging malware.

    This software goes many steps beyond the norm to keep you protected. When you are using the Internet, it will block malware-related sites and warn you of their attempts to invade your PC. As well, it protects you from malware that is located in scripts. This helps prevent you from being a victim of the “drive-by download.” ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS can even locate threats in compressed files. As social networking sites continue to grow in popularity, malware is being created to take advantage of unsuspecting users. ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS offers protection from these threats as well.

    Download and Install ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS from http://www.geeksjunction.com/download/ParetoLogic-...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here is where you get free softwares .

    Here in this website most of the programs are genuine ly free

    downlaod any of these antivirus.

    http://www.freewarefiles.com/category_17_244.html

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY 8.0.506 IS LATEST EDITION TIS WILL BE HELPFULL THEN NORTON OR MACFEE BECAUSE IT DO NOT SLOW DOWN THE COMPUTER WITH FULL SECURITY TRY IT.

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  • seeker
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    If its free and it works, use it. AVG. Had it seven years, works great.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Install the latest version of AVG.

    link is below :-

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