OT is there any free reliable anti virus software i can get on the internets?

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  1. makejelone

    makejelone jockin bitches

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    EkriirkE Zika Xenu OT Supporter

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    Avast
    AVG
     
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    trouphaz New Member

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    AVG works, but the latest version got a bit ghey with its link scanner. Just make sure you install without that.
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Avast beat the vb100 virus benchmark (caught 100/100 of the most common viruses) five years in a row.
     
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    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    Or disable it if you already installed it.:o
     
  8. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

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    when i disabled it, it was annoying with a mark on it complaining that something was wrong. while i feel ok with its protection, this latest version i find a bit goofy.
     
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    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    You can right click on the Link Scanner option and have it ignore component state and it won't come up with the annoying mark.

    I've been thinking about uninstalling AVG and trying Avast.:hs:
     
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    The updater on AVG 8.0 is also turd. It needs mothering to actually work, whereas as 7 just got on with the job in hand.
     
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    avast :bowdown:
     
  12. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    I'm turned off AVG now! They really dropped the ball in v8. Going to try Avast.
     
  13. trouphaz

    trouphaz New Member

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    i just installed avast. wtf is the 60-day time limit?
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    You have to register, but it's still free. They just want to know who's using their shit.
     
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    I'm pretty computer illiterate, but I followed the AVAST link above and downloaded from the link provided above. I sent for the key and AVAST sent it to my email addy. I then downloaded it to my computer since it was running REALLY slow, I figured it was pretty buggy. When I proceeded to follow the link and download, it never asked my for the key they sent to my email, which I thought was strange. I downloaded the AVAST anitvirus download, but I thought it was weird that it said it was from the Chec Republic(1988-2008). When I downloaded the program, it rebooted my computer and went through a rather amateurish looking scan, which made me nervous. At about 28% of the scan it stopped and told me that I had a virus in my Windows program. It gave me an extensive list of options, which included deleting the program, or fixing the program. I was afraid to hit the delete option, so I chose the fix all option. It scrolled up and said that it couldn't fix the problem. I don't know what to safely do. Did I download a trojan? Am I being fucked with on here? This is offtopic after all, I just assumed the guys computer help section wouldn't fuck around. Should I reboot and hit the delete all when it offers me the option next time. My computer is still running REAL slow.
     
  16. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Turn off the scan-on-open option -- all you really need is scan-on-write. The bootup scan is running in a command prompt, so it's not going to be pretty -- it says a lot about your own amateurishness that you think pretty graphics are important. Chances are your virus is a trojan and it's not active; I'd just delete it.

    What kind of computer do you have anyway?
     
  17. trouphaz

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    no need to be a prick to a guy who just admitted to being computer illiterate. just help him (or not) and keep your potty-isms to yourself.
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    I'm not being pottyish; he admitted that he doesn't know much about computers and then proceeded to criticise something he doesn't understand, so I told him to stop it. I also told him how to ease up the scanning so his machine would run faster, and I asked what kind of computer he has because I want to see if it's some old POS that could be expected to bog down, or if it's a new machine that shouldn't bog down.
     
  19. pyehac

    pyehac if she's old enough to cross the street, she's old

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    I use antivir.
     
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    I used to have AVG but v8 irritated me too much. I have Avast now and am satisfied with it. I attempted to try Kaspersky but it has conflicts with ZoneAlarm and wouldn't install unless I uninstalled ZoneAlarm (which I won't do).
     
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    i use avira...and hate AVG
     
  22. doubledave

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    My vote is cast for Avast. :bigthumb:
    If you are on the only 60-day trial, register your email address on their website and they will send you an 18 month key for free. Right-click the avast tray icon and click 'about' to register the program with the new key.

    When your 18 month key expires, just renew the registration for free. I used a disposable email address to find out if they send spam. That was a couple of years ago, no spam to that address yet.

    Avast does catch a lot of stuff other virus scanners I've used doesn't catch.

    Highly recommended.
     
  23. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    14 month, but whatever.
     
  24. trouphaz

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    no clamav? i think it's good.

    i use clamAV in my mail server. very good...but it updates by default 24 times a day.

    a bit excessive, you can change that though.
     

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