John asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

Best free antivirus or more free trials ?

Ive been using free trials of anti virus for the past 4 months to get around having to pay for it - I know I'm cheap. So far Ive used Symantec, Kaspersky,E-set,McAfee. Any ideas for more 30-day free trials?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Avast is the best anti-virus, and Spybot S&D is the best anti-spyware / malware. No matter who you talk to their theories of the best software are going to differ, I personally have not had any trouble with these programs and have heard nothing but good things from other people whom have used them too.

  • 5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    AVG 8 free is the best, which has got 80 million supports in the world, the largest support ever

    VERY IMPORTANT: people always comment negative things on AVG becoz they dont know the basic concept of AVG or never used AVG anytime before

    whats there in avg?

    Anti-Virus protection: It detects worms, trojans as well executable DLL files that could be potentially unwanted

    Anti-Spyware protection: It protects you from not only spyware but even adwares and all tracking cookies

    Email Scanner: It scans for incoming as well as outgoing mails and is compatible with any email client software

    Link Scanner: consists of avg surf sheild and avg search sheild which identifies malicious websites

    Resident Shield: It scans files when opened, closed and saved and it also scans for tracking cookies

    AVG provides 3 types of scan

    1)Scan whole computer

    2)Scan specific files or folder

    3)Shell extension scan (right click a file to scan)

    AVG uses heuristics scan, it also scans system environment

    Disadvantages

    No anti rootkit protection: don't worry, you can download a separate avg antirootkit tool of size less than 1 mb from here http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,65198-pa... plz note a regular anti-rootkit scan is not compulsory, its required only when u are infected

    No customer care support: You can make use of the avg forums where u can definitely get help http://freeforum.avg.com/

    MAJOR BENIFITS using avg:

    1) light weight, the updates size are also very small they will never increase your internet bill whereas some other softwares provides u with large size updates just to generate income out of the freeware

    2) AVG will never slow down your pc

    http://free.avg.com/ for avg 8.5 free http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,65198-pa... for avg anti-rootkit tool http://freeforum.avg.com/ for avg forum

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do this on-line scan first : http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

    only if you might be worried that you could be infected now.

    then go and get avast for full time protection,

    you can not get a better anti virus system for free.

    it has many features you will have to pay for in other systems.

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

    don't forget to register or you will only have it for 60 days

    by registering you will get a licence for a full year.

    just re-register at the end of the year to get another one year licence.

    if you feel you would be even safer with a software firewall

    then

    try this one it's also free and it has no conflicts with avast

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

    if you dont like the look of avast then pc tools

    have a simpler free a- v- system : http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/

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  • 1 decade ago

    Please Try CIS 3.10 (Comodo Internet Security), Free version available,It comprises of Anti virus,a Personal firewall and a Defense+ , a 24/7 forum support also available, Your queries will be answered within 2 hours.

    http://www.comodo.com/home/download/download.php?p...

    You can download the product from the above link.

    All the Best...

  • 4 years ago

    for my area i take advantage of AVG Antivirus. its loose and works merely besides, if not greater effective then all of those u gotta pay for. it additionally doesnt decelerate your device as lots, like norton antivirus

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Therz no harm in using or even asking for a free anti virus..!!!!

    I wud not recommed AVG...please avoid it... Kasperskly is GREAT but cums with a cost.. and no point even looking for a crack for it....

    Try "Avira AntiVir" ..its absolutely free and a fantastic antivirus....

    Also, i wud advice to install a spyware for added security....

    Goodluck...

  • 1 decade ago

    Avira is free and bets the detection of all the one you named. With a good firewall such as online armor or outpost is a good combination.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you could use AVG it also has a 30 day trial version or you could use it permenantly free but having some less security features than full version

  • 1 decade ago

    you can get AVG 8.5 for free and its rather good...or you can use COMODO internet security

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