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02 Jun 2008
By: Fuzone24 Member 110 Posts
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Free Internet Security?

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Hi everyone. Does anyone know of any free internet security programs? My Norton trial is running out and I don't want to have an laptop that's not protected.

 

Ideally, I'd like a good program that does the whole lot (anti-virus, firewall, spyware, phishing, etc). And before you ask I've tryed Googling, but I want to know what some other users would recommend. Most places I've found charge for a package.

 

Also, I'm running Windows Vista.

 

Thanks in advance. :smileyhappy:

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Re: Free Internet Security?

I use AVG thats free and does the job :smileywink:

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Aye google AVG 8.0 free. I've been running AVG 7 for over a year & it's just upgraded to 8.0. Never had no problems or infections that I know of. Wouldn't pay 30-40 quid when this is sufficient. It doesn't have a firewall but I use Sygate personal firewall & it's free.
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Re: Free Internet Security?

Ok thanks, I'll try that. I used to use AVG free on my old computer but I thought they stopped doing free software.
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I have Avg and its nearly always done the job, I did pick up a virus but I tried downloading Lost froma dodgy website. Avast internet security is also high rated I hear.

Doesnt Windows have a built in firewall anyway?

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Re: Free Internet Security?

like everyone else said 'AVG does the job'
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Yeah alot of my friends use AVG :smileywink:

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Re: Free Internet Security?

Firewall = Zone alarm/comodo

Anti virus = avast/avg

Anti spyware = spybot search and destory/ad aware. 

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chriscokesprite wrote:
I use AVG thats free and does the job :smileywink:
It's not entirely free now as the e-mail scanner and automatic updates will stop working after 30 day's and you have to pay for the full version to keep them going.
Go for avast! for anti-virus as it's fully free and has more features then AVG (like being able to schedule a scan at boot time plus better real time protection then AVG currently offers).
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Re: Free Internet Security?

nope, you still get automatic updates, but you can't change when it happens. and you can't alter the settings of the e-mail scanner, or turn it off.

 

AVG ftw

 

Incidentally that's how they make their money as businesses don't really want to have free software on their e-mail signature.


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