any decent free antivirus software worth using???

  thetrickster 15:45 04 Feb 2006
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i currently have McAfee but my susciption has ended (feeling tight), is there any decent free antivirus programs out there worth using. Or should i bite the bullet and re-new my subsciption????

thx

rich

  De Marcus™ 15:47 04 Feb 2006

Don't bother, AVG or Avast are just as competent.

  De Marcus™ 15:47 04 Feb 2006
  GANDALF <|:-)> 15:47 04 Feb 2006

This has been asked many times. Use AVG or Avast. Both free, both excellent. There is no need for home users to pay for an AV and paying does not mean that you are better protected.

G

  Jackcoms 15:48 04 Feb 2006

The usual ones mentioned ad nauseum in this Forum click here click here

  Stuartli 15:56 04 Feb 2006

Avast! has the added benefit of updating itself when you go online and you can vary the time as required between each update check via Settings.

The updating is notified both visually and aurally.

  thetrickster 16:03 04 Feb 2006

ok that was great help. how about a personal firewall??? is windows xp sufficent or not???

thx

rich

  rawprawn 16:07 04 Feb 2006

Zone Alarm click here

  rawprawn 16:10 04 Feb 2006

Should have said scroll down to "Download Free Zone Alarm and trial Version" Dowload and then choose the free version.

  rawprawn 16:22 04 Feb 2006

Also if you install ZA, disable the Windows Firewall

  thetrickster 16:24 04 Feb 2006

well that was great help thx alot

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