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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#1
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 )
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/9be...
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...
System requirements
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/secu...
Check list for installing Microsoft Security Essentials
http://experts.windows.com/w/expert...
Can Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE ) protect me from online banking and shopping.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...
If you choose to use Security Essentials, please follow the steps in this thread first, especially the part about removing all existing realtime antimalware:
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...

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#2
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:
http://www.techradar.com/news/softw...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
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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#4
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.

::mike


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#5
March 6, 2015 at 07:54:58
Many thanks for the responses to date. Food for thought and further investigation.

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