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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 #90 on: July 22, 2013, 04:21:54 PM »
I was a few months ahead of them:)

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #91 on: July 22, 2013, 04:36:44 PM »
BTW, Consumer Reports (in a recent issue) IIRC rated Avast as the best free antivirus.
Which is why I installed it.
Although my decision was actually based on:
I was a few months ahead of them:)
Thanks Dave!

But the free version doesn't have a firewall.
Hence my inquiry above ....

(I'm not particularly technologically in touch these days, but as I understand a firewall is important for security).

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Re: Best free Ant-Virus master thread
« Reply #92 on: August 30, 2013, 07:10:46 AM »
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.

+1

I also wanted to know the answer to the above question. I have Avast on my laptop but I keep getting this virus called WEBCake or something. I keep seeing random words turned into links directing me (and those who I write emails to) to different ad sites. Never clicked on them, but it's crazy annoying. A friend told me he clicked on the link I supposedly sent and his K9 didn't let him load the page.

Anyone else experience this?

When I schedule a virus check in reboot mode with avast, it says everything's clean, but I still see the simanim of viruses.

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #93 on: August 30, 2013, 07:12:07 AM »
PS, does anyone else see the links  in random words in my posts or is it just my computer?

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #94 on: August 30, 2013, 07:20:49 AM »
PS, does anyone else see the links  in random words in my posts or is it just my computer?
I don't see them.

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #95 on: August 30, 2013, 08:56:48 AM »
PS, does anyone else see the links  in random words in my posts or is it just my computer?
Install avast :)

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #96 on: August 31, 2013, 02:57:41 PM »
Avast is great.

Also do this:

1) Download and install Malwarebytes.  here's a link: http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/
Make sure to NOT enable any trials, and do not install any add-ons.  You want the regular, free version.

2) After installing, allow it to update (it's usually a choice {checkbox} at the end of the install). Again, DO NOT enable free trial.

3) Do Quick Scan.  Remove anything that shows up.
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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #97 on: August 31, 2013, 10:44:59 PM »
what is SMADAV antivirus about?

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #98 on: September 01, 2013, 07:11:33 AM »
Did it. Thanks. I will give it a week and see if I see any symptoms.

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #99 on: December 11, 2013, 10:30:22 PM »
Which anti virus is good for the ms surface?

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #100 on: December 12, 2013, 05:22:32 AM »
what is SMADAV antivirus about?
Unnecessary.
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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #101 on: December 12, 2013, 05:24:54 AM »
Which anti virus is good for the ms surface?
It's ARM-based, so you're pretty much stuck relying on Microsoft's.  It's built in - just make sure to keep it updated!
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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #102 on: December 19, 2013, 11:27:17 PM »
Does any1 know if Zonealarm free firewall is good? I have avast antivirus was thinking of adding as an extra precaution

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #103 on: December 29, 2013, 05:33:05 PM »
Does any1 know if Zonealarm free firewall is good? I have avast antivirus was thinking of adding as an extra precaution
Any1?

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Re: Best free Anti-Virus master thread
« Reply #104 on: December 29, 2013, 07:03:39 PM »
Do you need another level of protection in addition to avast (internet protection) or is avast enough on it's own?
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