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Author Topic: Free security software  (Read 26264 times)

UncleUB

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Re: Free security software
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2010, 10:09:20 PM »

I have been using Kapersky for quite a time now as it came free with Barclays bank.

Seems quite good but I do over ride it not to scan some software.
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2011, 02:37:54 PM »

http://forums.computeractive.co.uk/showthread.php?t=209280

http://forums.computeractive.co.uk/showthread.php?t=209511

http://forums.computeractive.co.uk/showthread.php?t=209511

As you can see AVG 2011 is not very well received.

I only came across this while reading replies to recent problems, I found this very helpful Uncle.

I read the comments regarding AVG causing problems and as my wife has(Had) AVG on her laptop I wondered if it could have caused her little problems too, anyway today I used the AVG removal tool and installed Microsoft Security Essentials for her, everything appears to have gone smoothly, so thanks again all.

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Peter
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2011, 02:47:32 PM »

http://forums.computeractive.co.uk/showthread.php?t=209280

http://forums.computeractive.co.uk/showthread.php?t=209511

http://forums.computeractive.co.uk/showthread.php?t=209511

As you can see AVG 2011 is not very well received.

I only came across this while reading replies to recent problems, I found this very helpful Uncle.

I read the comments regarding AVG causing problems and as my wife has(Had) AVG on her laptop I wondered if it could have caused her little problems too, anyway today I used the AVG removal tool and installed Microsoft Security Essentials for her, everything appears to have gone smoothly, so thanks again all.

Regards,

Peter

Nice to hear you have sorted the problem Peter.MSE does seem to be well received by many users.

Another AV free version which is very well thought of is Avast.

It doesn't hurt to have a bit extra protection so you might want to consider Malwarebytes free version.It is an on demand scanner.I myself  just do a quick scan with it every week

You can get it safely from FileHippo( a well respected download site)

http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2012, 07:16:01 AM »

http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx?lcid=1033

Norton Power Eraser

Eliminates deeply embedded and difficult to remove crimeware that traditional virus scanning doesn't always detect.






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Re: Free security software
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2012, 01:55:46 PM »

Microsoft Safety Scanner  http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-gb/default.aspx


If you think you have a virus/malware problem the download and run the free scanner. The application is changed every 10 days, just download a new version as needed.
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2012, 09:25:18 AM »

AVG 2012 Standalone LinkScanner

I put in a strong plug for AVG 2012 Standalone LinkScanner.  It works well with other firms' AV software and provides good extra defence from web borne threats.  It is also resource light.
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2013, 03:30:29 PM »

PC Pro magazine (March 2013, issue 221) has reviewed 16 security suites.  Is speaks glowingly of Avast! free (version 7) which turns in a performance little inferior to BitDefender and Trend Micro Platinum but is a free product.  It speaks far from glowingly about AVG free 2013 and contrasts the dim performance of AVG 2013 against AVG 2012 which it recommended in 2012.

Of particular note is the performance of Avast! in preventing damage by zero day threats.  It scores 98% in comparison with 100% for both BitDefender and Trend Micro Platinum.  Avast!'s Behaviour Shield is coming into its own.

MSE was found to be a tail-end Charlie with respect to protection performance.
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Re: Free security software
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2013, 12:22:18 AM »

Thanks Hake

>> PC Pro magazine (March 2013, issue 221)

I had to check the date!  gosh were not even half way through Jan  :D

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Re: Free security software
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2014, 09:29:53 AM »

Please consider the following two very useful security tools: -
1.  MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit  https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/forum/142-news-questions-and-comments/
2.  CryptoPrevent  https://www.foolishit.com/vb6-projects/cryptoprevent/

The respective web sites explain.  I use both of these.  Anti-Exploit protect web browsers and Java in real-time for free.  Both are designed to work with Windows XP and later.

EMET 4 and 5 users will find that EAF and ROP mitigations will probably need to be disabled for those apps protected by Anti-Exploit.  If any have problems with this, please PM me.
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