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28-02-2012, 11:46 PM
Looking for a freeware/public licensed viruscanner/malware protectionsuite
Hi.

I'm looking for a freeware/public licensed viruscanner/malware protectionsuite. I'm reinstalling an older laptop for my wife with windows XP.

Any recommendations?

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28-02-2012, 11:58 PM
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malwarebytes used to be one of the top free malware protection scanners, im not sure if it still is.
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28-02-2012, 11:59 PM
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I use avast! the free version, it works really nice, a bit slow when my laptop starts, but then it goes smoothly and it's quite good about protection, sometimes even too good, which is good if you're sloppy like me Tongue

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29-02-2012, 12:04 AM
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(28-02-2012 11:59 PM)nach_in Wrote:  I use avast! the free version, it works really nice, a bit slow when my laptop starts, but then it goes smoothly and it's quite good about protection, sometimes even too good, which is good if you're sloppy like me Tongue

+1 vote for avast!

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29-02-2012, 02:24 AM
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AVG...

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29-02-2012, 03:47 AM
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Break free. Run Linux.

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29-02-2012, 08:11 AM
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Superantispyware is the best thing to protect against Vundo Virus.

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29-02-2012, 08:26 AM
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Another +1 for Avast...simple, unintrusive and free

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29-02-2012, 08:58 AM
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Microsoft Security Essentials... and stay away from the pr0n. Wink

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29-02-2012, 10:02 AM
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Thanks for the tips...
I think I'm going for AVAST! I have a little bit experience with it but I thought it wasn't all that good since the pc used to crash a lot. Later I learned it was the machine itself who was actually worthless (Packard bell)

7 looks smooth...


(29-02-2012 03:47 AM)Smooshmonster Wrote:  Break free. Run Linux.
Actually, I myself am free and avid Linux-Ubuntu user. I'm planning on converting my wife as well but for now that's to early. I'm going to install her the Chromium browser and OpenOffice however. Once she's used to that, I'll move her to Linux.

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