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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 #75 on: December 13, 2012, 11:32:36 PM »
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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #76 on: December 24, 2012, 05:28:34 PM »
McAfee Total Protection is FAR at Staples. Stick with my Avast or go for that?
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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #77 on: December 24, 2012, 05:29:52 PM »
Up yo you...

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #78 on: December 24, 2012, 05:44:01 PM »
I am asking if anyone knows which is better.
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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #79 on: December 24, 2012, 07:18:28 PM »
I prefer avast

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #80 on: December 25, 2012, 07:29:55 AM »
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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #81 on: July 11, 2013, 07:37:07 PM »
just installed avast free on a brand new HP Envy laptop. 

It then offered me to "Complete your install by adding the avast! Online Security plugin for Google Chrome"

recommend?

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #82 on: July 11, 2013, 07:46:32 PM »
Got FAR Avast, Norton, Kaspersky plus some other like Webroot, Total Defence.
Which is better?

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #83 on: July 11, 2013, 07:49:31 PM »
just installed avast free on a brand new HP Envy laptop. 

It then offered me to "Complete your install by adding the avast! Online Security plugin for Google Chrome"

recommend?
No need.
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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #84 on: July 11, 2013, 07:51:01 PM »
Got FAR Avast, Norton, Kaspersky plus some other like Webroot, Total Defence.
Which is better?
Hmm.  I'd go Kaspersky.  Check this though:
http://www.dennistechnologylabs.com/reports/s/a-m/2013/DTL_2013_Q2_Home.1.1.pdf
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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #85 on: July 11, 2013, 07:51:05 PM »
No need.

In my impatience I just installed it.

Is it counterproductive, or just unecessary?
Should I uninstall it?

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #86 on: July 11, 2013, 07:54:57 PM »
In my impatience I just installed it.

Is it counterproductive, or just unecessary?
Should I uninstall it?
If you don't notice any slowing down of your browsing experience, you can leave it.
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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #87 on: July 14, 2013, 10:16:03 PM »
They tested avast 7, I wonder how 8 would perform

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #88 on: July 22, 2013, 02:53:39 PM »
Avast free does not include a firewall.

Does it make sense to run windows firewall (only)  with avast?

Is it sufficiently protective?

Will they cooperate with each other?

If its kedai to pay for effective protection I'm prepared to, to avoid the agmas nefesh of infection.
But k'muvon if there are effective options available for free, there's no mitzvah to waste yiddishe gelt.

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #89 on: July 22, 2013, 03:45:10 PM »
BTW, Consumer Reports (in a recent issue) IIRC rated Avast as the best free antivirus.