Solved I am seeking free antivirus

March 5, 2015 at 01:20:31
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i3, 4gb
Can any of your experts recommend a good free antivirus, to prevent infection by viruses in general and other malware please?

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March 5, 2015 at 01:56:45
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I use MSE, user responsibility plays a major part, always google any message from your AV that you don't understand.

Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE )
System requirements
Check list for installing Microsoft Security Essentials
Can Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE ) protect me from online banking and shopping.
If you choose to use Security Essentials, please follow the steps in this thread first, especially the part about removing all existing realtime antimalware:

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March 5, 2015 at 06:24:46
I also use MSE (well, Windows Defender who's name was reincarnated by MS for Windows 8) but there are several others and opinions vary widely. Avast has had a good past record and there are also cloud based freebies such as Bit Defender. It is a good idea to search for the latest reviews. This sort of thing:

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 5, 2015 at 14:20:14
I heard AVG AV is very good; simply ignore commercials to buy pro. I use Avast AV, and have fine-tuned it to do what I want done.

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March 5, 2015 at 18:45:02
I really liked avast untill I installed it on my mother in laws computer. And some how during an update(that's all she did she says) it installed a whole bunch of avast tools that I didn't want her to have to mess with.

Most of the time a goodly bit of common sense and knowing what you have on your computer is almost as important to protect the average user.

Then to top it off I scan with malwarebytes once a week or if something appears to have changed. Also I clear out temporary data every couple of days and hosts,proxy, and review browser add ons.


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March 6, 2015 at 07:54:58
Many thanks for the responses to date. Food for thought and further investigation.

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