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Other best free pc protection

Discussion in 'Software' started by nescafe, 24 May 2017.

  1. nescafe

    nescafe Member

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    Hiya all. Just done a clean install of windows and just about to install avg free as i usually do but wondering if there are any better free protection out there? Im a bit out of touch with it all now. lol
     
  2. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    I build quite a few systems in all budgets and personally unless instructed otherwise I just use windows defender, it just works, the customers don't need to touch it. I advise them to not visit dodgy websites and click dodgy links and so far I've had no issues.
     
  3. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    If no one is clicking dodgy links and stuff, anti virus would be almost redundant ;) but I see your point, for those who know what they're doing, there's no need for anything else.

    If you absolutely have to have something else, I'd go for Bitdefender Free. AVG is complete rubbish recently.
     
  4. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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    Avira and Malwarebytes

    Sent from my LG-H850 using Tapatalk
     
  5. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I've been using Avira Free for ages. I like it and last I looked it performs pretty well in tests.
     
  6. Behemoth

    Behemoth Timelord in training

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    I've always been very happy with Microsoft Security Essentials to be fair. It sits there, does what it needs to do and doesn't bother me. If you buy something like Norton or whatever then go and hang your head in shame.
     
  7. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    Windows defender, just don't visit dodgy sites. Job done.
     
  8. creative

    creative 500rwhp

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    avg free is popup heaven now. I used it for years and its now removed.

    Been trying out Panda Free. Seems to work. You can also turn off any advertising in the settings and I compliment that with Malwarebytes
     
  9. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    I run Sophos home edition which is web managed and free for up to 10 computers I think
     
  10. Lorenzmoll

    Lorenzmoll New Member

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    Totally agree with previous posters. The best free pc protection is common sense:) However if you must have some outside protection, there's a ton of resources on this. Avast and Avira are quite good pieces of software for the money. Check them out first.
     
  11. Bazz

    Bazz Bit of everything geek

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    Just started using this, seems to be really good.
     
  12. nimbu

    nimbu Well-Known Member

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    Have also been using this for about a year I think. Have it on my parents computers so I can keep an eye.
     
  13. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    I use it on a couple friends pcs means I don't even have to walk them through opening teamviewer ..."what's the start button" ...
     
  14. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Linux.
     
  15. thewelshbrummie

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    Just read this morning that Kaspersky are launching a free AV product - launching in the US in the next 24 hours, launching in the UK in October. No idea if it's any good but the AV tests over on PC Pro usually put Kaspersky at the top of the pile in AV roundup testing for detection. Comes with no ads either, but Kaspersky will use data for machine learning - make of that what you want.

    tbh AVG has too many ads these days and I'm happy using Windows Defender (even if the detection rate isn't fantastic) and Malewarebytes free to cover everything.
     
  16. Chairboy

    Chairboy I want something good to die for...

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    +1 for Avira. Plus their scanner is called Luke Filewalker so bonus geek points for them :)
     
  17. cloudkristen

    cloudkristen New Member

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    Thank you all
     
  18. Votick

    Votick My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    Bit defender <3
     
  19. stellakelly

    stellakelly New Member

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    What I believe is ad what i am doing is as follows for my system.
    1. I never use pendrives to my system from other systems.
    2. I am satisfied with Windows even windows also provide security to my system like windows defender
    3. I can update my system on regular basis
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    I think that Antiviruses slow down system and make work difficult.
     

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