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Free Anti-Virus Programs (Updated August 2017)

Discussion in 'Gator Bytes' started by HallGator, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    Looking for a free AV? Here's a list:

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    I've been using the free Norton antivirus package that came with my computer, but the subscription will expire in a few days. Are the free anti-virus programs any good? What do you recommend?

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    Protect Your Computer With Free Anti-Virus Software
    Your computer is running slow... your high-speed internet connection feels like dial up, and popups are everywhere. What's wrong? It could be a computer virus, or perhaps a bunch of viruses, infecting your hard drive. Viruses not only take up valuable memory and slow down your computer, they can also expose your personal information to Evil Hackers.

    The good news is, there are plenty of anti-virus programs that can clean up the mess and keep you safe going forward. Some of them are even free!

    Here's a rundown of the most popular free anti-virus packages. I'll also share my take on on free versus paid anti-virus software. Find out which option is right for you.

    http://askbobrankin.com/free_antivirus_programs.html
     
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  2. enviroGator

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    I have been using Avast for years... that is until I switched over to Linux and now don't have to worry about viruses!
     
  3. diehardgator1

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    Get so tired of down loading programs that say they are free then charge you to use it Should be a bait and switch law here
     
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  6. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Mod Moderator VIP Member

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    I should have updated this a long time back but here's a recent list:




    The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2017


    Even if you're running Windows 10, you shouldn't rely on Microsoft's security tools. Many free third-party apps are more effective at keeping you safe. We've tested 16 no-cost AV services to help you find the right one for protecting your PC.

    https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388652,00.asp