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Best AntiVirus Software
Neither interferes with K9 now.  Do not have more than one antivirus running at a time.
Free - Avast           download here
Paid - Kaspersky

Best Free Spyware
ublock                    download here for FireFox

Firewalls
Windows Firewall should be ON at all times unless your antivirus software comes with one.
If so, it will probably shut off Windows Firewall on its own.



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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2010, 05:17:22 AM »
Kaspersky is overly aggressive, and you need to change serials way too often.

I know you can change the settings, but unless hunting for bots viruses and similar, I don't think its needed.

When needed I use a portable one.

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2010, 11:44:26 AM »
Can you explain the procedure of "serials till 2018"?
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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2010, 01:24:20 PM »
@Superflyer

Stupid question, but why is this one better than the free one that AVG has?

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2010, 01:33:32 PM »
@Superflyer

Stupid question, but why is this one better than the free one that AVG has?

"Mayim G'nuvim Nim'tokim"  :D

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2010, 07:30:24 PM »
Does not work.

just tried, does work, you got to fill in the captcha, and select regular download.


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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2010, 07:33:00 PM »
@Superflyer

Stupid question, but why is this one better than the free one that AVG has?

Its a more complete program.

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2010, 09:01:10 PM »
Other programs to install are:

Ccleaner

YourUninstaller

TuneUp
Do you know how it compares to advanced uninstaller?

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2010, 09:10:54 PM »
just tried, does work, you got to fill in the captcha, and select regular download.
Didn't work for me, i must be having some kind of issue with my computer. When I click "open" it open IE for about 3 seconds and closes it...
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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2010, 09:11:16 PM »
I'm surprised nobody's quoted Supers entire thread...and then written "Thanks"...

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2010, 09:15:57 PM »
I'm surprised nobody's quoted Supers entire thread...and then written "Thanks"...
Ya. If this thread is 38 pages long you'll know why...
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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2010, 02:06:17 AM »
Thanks AsherO, we appreciate your contribution...

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2010, 02:26:22 AM »
Thanks AsherO
My insistence on the O in that one thread was an inside joke.

(I was replying to a guy I know personally)

we appreciate your contribution...

Lack thereof, actually :D
I agree to disagree, even if you disagree to agree to disagree.

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2010, 07:03:34 AM »
My insistence on the O in that one thread was an inside joke.

(I was replying to a guy I know personally)

Lack thereof, actually :D

I was thinking of "atsei ashero"...

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2010, 10:05:47 AM »

Pages each have 15 replies on them (regardless of the reply lengths).

had to scroll all the way up to quote you!

OT- but the 15 replies is the default setting. I have it set to 50...you can change your settings by going to your profile and clicking on "look and layout"
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