Updated free security software thread

  mark3986 00:48 01 Oct 2010

hi was just wondering wether anybody knows of the best free security software to have on a laptop as im reformating mine tomorrow and want everyones ideas on wot to have on it.Thanks atm ive got just AVG and Uniblue PowerSuite Hopefully somebody can advise me or point me in the right direction wot do you guys have on your comps and laptops?Thanks.

  tullie 04:23 01 Oct 2010

Avast,MSE,AVG AND Firewall,but only one of the AVs.

  rdave13 06:56 01 Oct 2010

My personal free preferences,
Firewall; PC Tools firewall plus.
Antivirus; Avast!
Antispyware; Malwarebytes. For a one off payment then also Superantispyware.
Blockers; Spywareblaster and Spybot s&d (safer networking).

For maintenance then Ccleaner and Cleanup!

  mooly 07:05 01 Oct 2010

Without question... MSE as it's effective and doesn't hit resources.

Remember to remove any free trials of Norton etc if they appear after reformatting using correct removal tools and NOT by uninstalling via control panel etc.

  gel 07:19 01 Oct 2010

I agree with mooly and have been using it more than 6 months without any problems

  birdface 07:57 01 Oct 2010

Maybe get rid of the uniblue power suite for start offs.

  mark3986 17:03 02 Oct 2010

buteman wots as effective as the drivescanners because i like that it finds my out of date drivers no problems

  birdface 19:02 02 Oct 2010

Did not know Uniblue also had a driver updater on it.
If not try Driver Max Trial version.
It will only update 2 drivers a day but it is free.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:17 02 Oct 2010

Vista or Windows 7
Use windows own firewall
MSE Antivirus
SpywareBlaster as a blocker

Zonealarm firewall
SpywareBlaster as a blocker

  mark3986 19:54 02 Oct 2010

cheers wot defrag and cleaner do you guys recommend thanks

  john bunyan 19:58 02 Oct 2010

I would add Superantispyware to Fruit Bat /\0/\'s
list as sometimes it finds adaware cookies missed by MBAM.

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