best free anti spy/malware and anti virus

  ba2dmi 18:02 02 Aug 2008

Hi All

Whats the best free anti virus software? and whats the best free anti mal/spy ware t use to keep my computer safe?

  rdave13 18:06 02 Aug 2008

In my humble opinion for AV then Avast! home.
For real time scanning (for a tenner usually) Superantispyware.

  skidzy 18:07 02 Aug 2008
  RobCharles1981 18:14 02 Aug 2008


You could of saved yourself the time by using the "search forum" at the forum. However Skidzy has the answer you need.

  DieSse 19:15 02 Aug 2008

The latest version of AVG has been causing not a few issues - so currently, for free, I recommend Avast to all my computer club members.

For spyware - I use and recommend Spybot Search & Destroy. The new version 1.6 seems very good.

Personally I use (free trial - but paid for use) eset security suite. Used eset for many many years and never had any issues. Lightest in use, fastest to scan, best at finding unknown viruses, and best in the Virus Bulletin tests over many years.

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