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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 Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #240 on: March 20, 2017, 11:01:28 PM »
Please (not just you, as a general suggestion and read this threads wiki...) be descriptive when you write a problem, so people could even attempt helping you. No one could know what "does some weird stuff" means, describe what those weird stuff are.
You're right. I wrote the post in a bit of a hurry. To be more specific, pages are taking rrrrreeeeaaaaalllllyyyyy long to load (as in minutes, sometimes). Very often I try to open a page and I get some type of PAGE NOT LOADING - SSL ERROR, I can't recall the exact wording as I'm not by that computer now. I also found another quirk that I've never experienced before. Sometimes when I type into the search field on Google's home search page it'll just reset and empty whatever I typed in already. This is extremely annoying when I have to type longer phrases, and just about when I'm ready to hit "enter" the field clears. >:( I also find that Google search's autofill feature is less responsive. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #241 on: March 20, 2017, 11:03:47 PM »
Your best bet would be to contact Gentech first. The SSL error might be that they need to install their certificate (in Firefox most certainly). After that you can see if it's still that bad.

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #242 on: March 20, 2017, 11:06:59 PM »
Your best bet would be to contact Gentech first. The SSL error might be that they need to install their certificate (in Firefox most certainly). After that you can see if it's still that bad.
Thanks! Will try.

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #243 on: March 21, 2017, 01:01:33 AM »
PSA:

If you have Avast antivirus and it pops up every two seconds a Threat Blocked for Google URLs. It is nothing wrong with your PC and everything wrong with Avast...

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=199217.msg1379496#new

For now, you can disable the Web Sheild (temporarily. Do like Until Restart)


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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #244 on: March 21, 2017, 01:15:37 AM »
Okay. It's fixed, just update the definitions if it shows up:

Avast note
Hi everyone,
This was a false positive that was live for around 30 min, between 5:15am and 5:45am CET (GMT +1). We just disabled it and pushed the fix through streaming updates.
- Moroni

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #245 on: March 21, 2017, 02:34:11 AM »
I've been happy with norton 360 for a number of years.
Any reason to change from norton?

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #246 on: March 21, 2017, 02:45:29 AM »
I've been happy with norton 360 for a number of years.
Any reason to change from norton?
If you are happy with Norton I don't think you shall switch. Norton is one of the top performers in antivirus tests and is recommended by a lot.

That said, if you were on the market for an antivirus without having anything until now I'd advise for Kaspersky Internet Security, which is even higher in some ratings (also it is available for pretty cheap on sale usually.)

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #247 on: March 21, 2017, 06:59:27 AM »
There is every second week free after rebate on Newegg, saw yesterday for Kaspersky

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #248 on: March 21, 2017, 09:20:37 AM »
There is every second week free after rebate on Newegg, saw yesterday for Kaspersky

Yup, here you go: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832078655

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #249 on: March 21, 2017, 06:59:12 PM »
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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #250 on: March 22, 2017, 04:25:37 AM »
Just a note:
Although Kaspersky is probably the best out there, it is resource-heavy.  Keep that in mind.. 
(P.S. You can try trial first)
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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #251 on: March 22, 2017, 09:27:49 PM »
Just a note:
Although Kaspersky is probably the best out there, it is resource-heavy.  Keep that in mind.. 
(P.S. You can try trial first)
Isn't Kapersky a Russian company?
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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #252 on: March 22, 2017, 09:57:22 PM »
Isn't Kapersky a Russian company?
It is. And what's if they are?

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #253 on: June 15, 2017, 08:03:42 AM »
Now I am in Greece---My current Norton 360 expired today --Bought Norton from Amazon in USA in preparation
I tried to install it on my computers in Greece  - blocked! because Norton has region coded it- Amazon gave me a full refund

Tried to but from Norton Greek website but the will not accept a U S credit card ( on pull down they list many countries but not America ) it requires a credit card from almost any E.U. Europe or almost anyplace in the world

Spoke to Norton and no workaround asked if change my billing address on c.c. to Greece will that work --told NO as it will still show as a US  C.C.  --ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS HOW SOLVE

now I have win defender on

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #254 on: June 15, 2017, 08:11:18 AM »
Switch to something else... Kaspersky is a good choice.