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Acidd_UK
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So, they want us to pay for AVG soon. So what other free virus scanners for Windows are out there and recommended?
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imbaczek
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I use avira. The price to pay is one annoying popup every day or two, it's pretty good otherwise.
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Forboding Angel
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Re: AVG

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Avast.com

Free for life, and works perfectly with very low system resource usage.
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tombom
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Re: AVG

Post by tombom »

can somebody show me where they're stopping the free version

because i can't see it!
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AF
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Re: AVG

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You can instantly make yourself immune to 99% of all attacks using a very simple and easy method, it gives no performance hits, and under Vista its been shown to give anywhere between a 15-25% speed-up!

Its called running as a limited/standard user for everyday stuff rather than an admin account. If you need those admin privs there's always the 'run as' option

A router + the standard windows firewall and keeping upto date with windows update should fix the rest. Anything that gets through would probably get through even if antivirus was there, and anything that does get through got through because you were careless and did something you shouldn't, not because you had no antivirus.
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Comp1337
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Re: AVG

Post by Comp1337 »

Forboding Angel wrote:Avast.com

Free for life, and works perfectly with very low system resource usage.
This
Works like a charm
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Tribulexrenamed
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Re: AVG

Post by Tribulexrenamed »

I would say warez but that inherently defeats itself.
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Relative
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Re: AVG

Post by Relative »

Obligatory:
linux
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Erom
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Re: AVG

Post by Erom »

Relative wrote:Obligatory:
linux
Obligatory: or Mac!
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SwiftSpear
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Re: AVG

Post by SwiftSpear »

Erom wrote:
Relative wrote:Obligatory:
linux
Obligatory: or Mac!
Because paying more then a PC costs for all the problems lunix has is AWESOME!
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Keithus
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Re: AVG

Post by Keithus »

I stand by my method of not running an anti virus. Works like a charm, no slow downs. Just stay off teh naughty websites and you'll be fine.
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Aun
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Not really antivirus, but Commodo Firewall is by far my favourite form of security.
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Tribulexrenamed
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Re: AVG

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Keithus wrote:I stand by my method of not running an anti virus. Works like a charm, no slow downs. Just stay off teh naughty websites and you'll be fine.
Are you running windows? If so, can I have your email address and/or your IP?
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elias79
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Re: AVG

Post by elias79 »

I dont like the new AVG it's bloated and hogs my recourses

cpu/ram/network :evil:
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