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jimmylishis
02-22-2010, 09:43 PM
Hey i need some help with finding a good antivirus software. I just got a virus on my laptop im getting pop ups every 5 seconds. Whats the best free antivirus software??

vidae
02-22-2010, 09:48 PM
I like AVG. They have a free version.

Brent
02-22-2010, 09:54 PM
AVG works for me!

Whistler6
02-22-2010, 10:01 PM
I bought Norton Antivirus for a $50/year subscription. It might sound like a lot, but when my computer was completely taken over and crashed from a virus...

All I had to do was call customer service, they installed Norton, and a lady from India hacked into my computer from across the world and wiped my laptop clean. If there is a free option, then I suppose that might be worth considering 1st.

j05son
02-22-2010, 10:48 PM
You should run Mozilla Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/upgrade.html) and use the addon No Script (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722). It'll protect you from scripts that sites try to automatically have you download (some of those sites may contain malware/spyware/etc).

I would recommend Free AVG (http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10320142.html).

I would also recommend Malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) to be used along with AVG.

vikes_28
02-22-2010, 11:09 PM
You should run Mozilla Firefox (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/upgrade.html) and use the addon No Script (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722). It'll protect you from scripts that sites try to automatically have you download (some of those sites may contain malware/spyware/etc).

I would recommend Free AVG (http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10320142.html).

I would also recommend Malwarebytes (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) to be used along with AVG.

Pretty much what this guy said. AVG and Malwarebytes has worked for me for a long time.

TitansCJftw
02-22-2010, 11:21 PM
what j05son said ftw, firefox and its add-ons are a wonderful thing, its pretty funny they can make it so you never even see an advertisement again love it, had my laptop for 3.5 years never had a problem

Job
02-22-2010, 11:26 PM
I like avast.