Best free anti virus, spyware etc

  Need4Speed 07:59 01 Apr 2006
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Hi, new laptop on b/b and need to know asap what is the best free anti-virus program, spy ware protection, firewall etc out there at the moment

I have only windows firewall and windows defender running at the moment.

Can anyone help?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 08:13 01 Apr 2006

All you need in addition is a decent AV such as AVG click here or Avast click here and any old firewall such as kerio. I don't use a firewall and personally I believe that thw windows one is more than enough but it is yopur choice. There is no point in going OTT with anti-spyware progs...if you give permission for a prog to run, no amount of protection will help (see Spyaxe and Spyfalcon for reasons why they will not protect you. Common sense is much better than relying on programmes.

G

  anskyber 09:50 01 Apr 2006

Have a read of this also. click here

  spuds 12:15 01 Apr 2006

Gandalf's and anskyber's links will provide you with all you need plus far more.

  Dellman 21:51 01 Apr 2006

For firewall solution, you want to also consider ZoneAlarm

  sassy81 14:39 27 Jul 2006

could anyone tell me the best anti virus to download free thanks

  packettracer 16:53 27 Jul 2006

AntiVirus @ click here
Firewall @ click here
Anti-Spyware @ click here

  Totally-braindead 18:24 27 Jul 2006

sassy81 this is called hijacking as it is not your thread and hence not a good idea, you however have asked the same question as Need4Speed and Gamdalf has already answered. AVG or AVAST.

  sunny staines 20:12 27 Jul 2006

good free anti spyware that i use are
A2, Ewido, spybot S&D, Ad aware, MSdefender.

spyblaster for prevention & CWShredder to erase any awkward CW infections.

  packettracer 09:35 28 Jul 2006

Each individual will often go by what friends or those at work have. Having something that is free does not mean it's rubbish.

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