What is the best of the free antivirus programs?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by ShaunJ1380, Jul 5, 2010.

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  1. drfelip

    drfelip Notebook Evangelist

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    +1! (10 chars)
     
  2. luee

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    I use Avast, MSE, and Private firewall with malwarebytes as a scanner. They work together well with no slowdowns or conflicts. All the paid programs I have used on an installed trial basis do not.
     
  3. Deks

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    You do realize of course that running 2 antivirus programs at the same time is not needed and that conflicts could theoretically arise?

    I run only MSE with MBAM (plus native windows firewall) and have 0 issues.
     
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    How do you run MBAM and MSE at the same time? Does not MBAM have an active program that would conflict with MSE?
     
  5. pmassey31545

    pmassey31545 Whats the mission sir?

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    Avast ang AVG. I run AVG Pro, but really don't need it. Got avg free on an old Dell Inspiron 100 and Avast on my home desktop. Both are nice. Never checked MSE. Will have to do that.....
     
  6. Deks

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    Not at the same time.
    My wording was poor and for that I apologize.
    What I meant was that I keep MSE as active in the background with real-time protection at all times, while running MBAM once per month (or less frequently), and usually only if I suspect a spyware got through that MSE missed (so for the most part, I keep MBAM on my computer in an inert state and update it occasionally).

    Furthermore, I would dare say you can run several antivirus and antispyware programs at the same time without any conflicts whatsoever (I think most conflicts stem from the older days).
    However, today, you only need your antivirus as an active protection really with antispypware to be run only if you suspect a spyware your av missed.
     
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    K! That makes more sense =)
     
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