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Good free spyware/virus protector?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WaylonJennings, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Anyone know some good places to download such software?

  2. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    A lot of people swear by Adaware, but I have yet to find anything that really works, including Adaware.
    If somebody is determined to fuck up your computer, they're going to find a way to do it.
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    AVG is the best for free ware. Go to www.grisoft.com and follow the links.
  4. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    AVG for virus.

    Spybot is pretty good for spyware.
  5. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Pony up the money and buy McAfee. Norton sucks.
  6. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    So does McAfee.

    Go with Trend.
  7. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    In this month's The Atlantic, James Fallows recommends the previously mentioned AVG and also Avast.

  8. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    I've used Norton for several years, and haven't had much of a problem. Is there a particular reason why it sucks?
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I tried Avast once upon a time, and found it to be as big a resource hog as McAfee.

    AVG is better than all of those. Runs nearly invisibly. And it's free. Fully supported, and free.

    W, I'm sorry but McAfee is horrid.
  10. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    For anti-virus/firewall I use Norton Internet Security, despite the fact that it's a system hog.

    For anti-spyware I was Ad-Aware (free version) and Spybot
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    And AVG catches everything, if not more than Norton/McAfee does.
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    AVG, it seems, hogs up more resources than McAfee and about the same as Norton (which ain't saying much).

    What's this Trend deal, birdscribe?
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