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Free security software
« on: January 22, 2006, 03:56:59 PM »

See the following page for a list of free Antivirus, Firewall and anti spyware application.

http://www.kitz.co.uk/security/software.htm
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007, 07:06:58 AM »

Nice one! There's also a plethora of online testing tools at http://www.dslreports.com/tools (although the port scanner seems to be offline at this moment).

And another free antivirus system, but only for Unix/Linux systems, is http://www.clamav.net/

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Re: Free security software
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007, 05:08:33 PM »

Great Move Kitz.

Ones I have used on windows machines are AVG. ZoneAlarm, SpywareBlaster, A-Squared, Adaware, SpyBot,   
 All Free Never had any problems at home or the school I used to look after.

Re Eric ..."And another free antivirus system, but only for Unix/Linux systems" 

Another one is 'ClamWin'  http://www.clamwin.com/ 
 I have it on a Windows 2000 Advanced Server !.   or you can use it on Unix/Linux

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Re: Free security software
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2007, 08:24:28 PM »

Cool, didn't realise there was a Win32 port

It's worth pointing out from the site that "ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware."
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 09:59:57 AM »

ESET have a decent online scanner now too.
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 11:42:45 PM »

Not forgetting a couple of Microsoft's own free tools

1) Web-browser-based simple scanner -
    Windows Live Onecare Safety Scanner - http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm
which is strongly recommended as it doesn't pollute your machine, slow it down or make it unreliable by interfering with its normal operation long term, because you just run it and then close the program and it doesn't remain permanently running.

2) For WinXp / Server 2003 users _only_: Microsoft's Windows Defender is a free antispyware/malware tool of the "resident" type
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx
and is also very well behaved. It does some 'live' monitoring for certain changes and does scheduled scans. It does come with a certain cost in terms of performance but this can be minimised as its schedule for running scans is customisable and this flexibility can be exploited to make a big difference.
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 11:55:11 AM »

I am getting regular reminders to update my Free AVG v 9 with AVG 2011. As is usual with these new updates I'm hanging on until any bugs have been corrected. Has anyone here tried it yet and what do they think?
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2010, 12:23:30 PM »

I've installed a couple of copies. OK so far and "seems" to include better Spyware protection than before.
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2010, 12:30:12 PM »

Thanks, HP.
Tony
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2010, 03:22:20 PM »

See the following page for a list of free Antivirus, Firewall and anti spyware application.

http://www.kitz.co.uk/security/software.htm
thanks for the link.
I use avast and zone alarm. why are they just second? :(
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2010, 03:36:35 PM »

The order is not significant and is not intended to rate the various products.
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2010, 04:00:48 PM »

Try this site for free or cheap softwear : store.v3.co.uk.
I got AVG2011 Internet Security free for a year and Ashampoo Burning Studio Advanced free.
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2010, 04:30:53 PM »

Try this site for free or cheap softwear : store.v3.co.uk.
I got AVG2011 Internet Security free for a year and Ashampoo Burning Studio Advanced free.

AVG 2011 is causing users a lot of problems........would advise to stay clear and use either Avast or Avira.
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2010, 04:46:40 PM »

AVG 2011 is causing users a lot of problems
Just removed it for one of my clients this afternoon (and installed MSE).
It was producing weird error messages and not updating.
The uninstall failed with a meaningless message.
The AVG Removal Tool "hung" running endlessly with 100% CPU!  >:D

And it was the same after a reboot, so I terminated it all "with extreme prejudice" and lots of manual deletions.  >:(
« Last Edit: November 05, 2010, 04:48:51 PM by HPsauce »
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2010, 05:23:34 PM »

My installs on two machines both running XPPro are OK after a fortnight. The only initial peculiarity I had on one machine was a variable scan duration between 30 minutes and an hour on successive days. It now seems to have settled down to about 35 minutes.  I shall be watching it carefully after UncleUB's post.
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