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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 #60 on: August 19, 2010, 10:58:32 PM »
Interesting. On CNET it shows that the whole program is 2.03 mb.
Also I didn't look how big the file was from Megaupload but it seemed pretty fast a download for a 100mb file on regular download...
Can we just get this story straight?
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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #61 on: August 19, 2010, 11:05:23 PM »
Interesting. On CNET it shows that the whole program is 2.03 mb.
Also I didn't look how big the file was from Megaupload but it seemed pretty fast a download for a 100mb file on regular download...
Can we just get this story straight?
I believe your looking at the free version. What SF posted was (I think) the full/pro/premium/all- features -included version (pirated, of course).

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #62 on: August 20, 2010, 05:22:03 AM »
A complete and full version with all the options.

The download links I give are usually full speed ones.

People using torrents, need to be ma'arich yomim to actually benefit from it...

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2010, 07:57:03 AM »


People using torrents, need to be ma'arich yomim to actually benefit from it...

Which brings to mind, don't you think that by 2018 this program will be long obsolete, and your computer and OS probably too?

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #64 on: August 20, 2010, 08:02:08 AM »
Which brings to mind, don't you think that by 2018 this program will be long obsolete, and your computer and OS probably too?

No, with my systems, I can download whenever I want in a matter of minutes, anything.

But guys downloading with torrents have to wait ages.

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2010, 08:36:29 AM »
No, with my systems, I can download whenever I want in a matter of minutes, anything.

But guys downloading with torrents have to wait ages.

I'm talking about the fact that the license lasts till 2018.

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2010, 08:50:10 AM »
I'm talking about the fact that the license lasts till 2018.

Thats what it is, you prefer me to write till 2012?

You make me want not to have eaten cereal this morning

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2010, 11:40:38 AM »
Thats what it is, you prefer me to write till 2012?

You make me want not to have eaten cereal this morning

LOL, okay but why would they (whoever) make a license that long anyway?

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2010, 11:51:35 AM »
That's when mr CEO of AVG decided to declare bankruptcy. He will then relocate to the moon.

In all seriousness, it might be that the longest license possible to buy is 8 years in one shot.

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #69 on: December 13, 2012, 08:32:39 AM »
Whats the best antivirus these days

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #70 on: December 13, 2012, 08:40:48 AM »
I recommend avast free edition

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #71 on: December 13, 2012, 11:46:09 AM »
I just installed AVG today. Do you recommend that I switch to Avast?

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #72 on: December 13, 2012, 12:03:56 PM »
AVG is a little heavier program, uses more resources

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #73 on: December 13, 2012, 12:26:28 PM »
AVG is a little heavier program, uses more resources

So if I can afford that, is it a better program?

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #74 on: December 13, 2012, 04:38:52 PM »
I honestly don't feel that its better - I feel like its just more annoying, more add-ons etc