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A Good, Free anti-virus program

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    A Good, Free anti-virus program


    Help, please! I can't afford a virus program and I badly need a recommendation for a FREE program

    that will do the job, (without all the bells and whistles). I tried AVG and it was one of those "free for 30 days'

    nightmares with many add ons and problems. Help appreciated. Using Win 8.1.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Don,

    Windows comes with "Windows Defender" included that's pretty decent.

    A great free 3rd party AV program would be Avast.

    Latest version of Avast Antivirus
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    Windows Defender works good and the price is right
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    win defender


    Thanx 2 U both for your replies on a decent, free anti-virus program.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help. I hope one will work for you.
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    finland
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    comodo is free and its also internet security
    go to this website and download it and u have for life a free internet security

    https://www.comodo.com/home/internet....comodo.com%2F
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Snuggles View Post
    comodo is free and its also internet security go to this website and download it and u have for life a free internet security https://www.comodo.com/home/internet....comodo.com%2F
    X2 Comodo will provide much better protection. Test antivirus software for Windows 7 - August 2014 | AV-TEST
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by BUZ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Snuggles View Post
    comodo is free and its also internet security go to this website and download it and u have for life a free internet security https://www.comodo.com/home/internet....comodo.com%2F
    X2 Comodo will provide much better protection. Test antivirus software for Windows 7 - August 2014 | AV-TEST
    I would take these "AV testing" sites with a grain of salt, since it's obvious that a lot of these testing sites get paid to give good reviews and ratings.

    Not the first time and certainly won't be the last.
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BUZ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Snuggles View Post
    comodo is free and its also internet security go to this website and download it and u have for life a free internet security https://www.comodo.com/home/internet....comodo.com%2F
    X2 Comodo will provide much better protection. Test antivirus software for Windows 7 - August 2014 | AV-TEST
    I would take these "AV testing" sites with a grain of salt, since it's obvious that a lot of these testing sites get paid to give good reviews and ratings.

    Not the first time and certainly won't be the last.


    You don't have to take their word for it. Youtube if full of people that do real world testing, MSE / Defender usually does quite poorly. Comodo usually does quite well. MSE is usually more than enough for the average person however I would not put it in the same class as Comodo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHx6NxkIEqo

    https://www.youtube.com/user/MalwareDoctor/videos
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