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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chicks & Turks, Sep 21, 2009.
What are some GOOD free virus scanners that aren't a virus themselves?
avast is good too
I am using Avast! on my Windows XP image. I may have to remove Macafee from my native XP installation and install Avast! on it. It sure seems like it is a lot less obtrusive than Macafee.
AVG and SpyBot. My hubby is an IT guy that those are all he will use.
I use http://www.free-av.com/ and have for years. Low memory hog and gets things others don't.
Someone on here told me of some before, but when I went to the site my IE had a warning pop up that the site was also linked to several viruses. Needless to say, I high-tailed it out of there. I'll be getting my Norton renewed soon
Quote:I use AVG free too. I also use a Glary Utilities (free also) for spyware checks and registry cleaning. Glary Utilities is awesome.
I run the Glary several times a times a day, takes about 90 seconds. It cleans up internet tracks, it has the ability to encrypt files for you, and it has a file shredder making it harder for people to recover stuff you've deleted. Its awesome
I let AVG run by itself at midnight (it just ran) every night.
Avg free is all you'll need and a good anti malware program is Malwarebytes and spybot.
What AVG misses, run this http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
It doesn't have an active scanner, but it's one of the best clean up tools around.