Can I download web protection for free...?

Discussion in 'Tech' started by GiggidyGee, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. GiggidyGee

    GiggidyGee Nice bum, where ya from?

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    I think Trend Micro came with my laptop but it's going to expire in 25 days and I don't reeeeaaalllly feel like buying new stuff, plus I don't have anywhere to put a cd to install anything

    So I was wondering if any of you know a good free download for an antivirus....?
  2. Dustin

    Dustin nomnomnom

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  3. Binman

    Binman Pervert

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    microsoft security essentials
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    -=Lurker=- **BANNED**

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  5. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    MSE all the way
  6. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    This. Although I don't recommend using it with any other antivirus programs as Lurker suggested. Anytime I've seen more than one running at a time the results have not been good.
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    Actually I didn't mean to run them simultaneously. ;) Just listing the two I'd use.
  8. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Ah! That makes sense. AVG is pretty good too.
  9. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    I thought avg was subpar now? I've had avast installed for quite a while and had far fewer false positives than I did with avg.
  10. Binman

    Binman Pervert

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    Agree with comrade Smersh, got feed up with too many false positives from avg. MSE is low on resources, discrete, and gets the job done
  11. PeNZ

    PeNZ Tweak OG

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    +1 for mse
  12. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    I run everything through Sandboxie. I might be wrong in this, but it feels like a better defence than an antivirus which relies on keeping up to date with the latest bugs.

    Sandboxie presumes every file is dirty until proven innocent. Antivirus simply screens for files it KNOWS to be dirty and misses the ones it doesn't.

    Again, I may be wrong.
  13. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Again with the MSE. I use it and spybot picks up what MSE misses. The two seem to play well together.
  14. PAKA_KID

    PAKA_KID Junior Member

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    Security Essentials is good, and its free and updated often from Microsoft. I would also dl MalwareBytes, which is a great way to scan for other spyware that AV programs don't pick up.