The best free anti-virus program is?

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  1. archangel

    archangel Active Member

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    I don't want to pay money for nortons? I just need something free and that will do the job. Please help. I'm using AVG anti virus but its not good. Its picking up a virus and cant get it off my comp. Some kind of worm.
     
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  3. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    what is the name of the worm?

    AVG is excellent - I have used norton for about 4 years and switched to AVG earlier this year and it it just as good and a lot less resource intensive (and free).
     
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    I use AVG
     
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    i use nav 7.6 corp here. takes up NO resources, and i never have to worry about it. never but victemized yet by a virus.
     
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    AVG here on 5 systems, never one problem.
     
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    AVG here also. I bet your running windows xp. By default the "System Restore" feature is turned on. Which copys files to a location incase you have to restore it. Well i also copys the virus in some instances. There is nothing wrong with your virus scan. Turn off system restore and then it should go away :)

    To turn it off:

    Right click on my computer ==> properties ==> system restore tab ==> turn off system restore. Scan for viruses, remove said viruses. All is good :)
     
  11. archangel

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    THANK YOU for all the advice. makes sense.
     
  12. wax

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    np.. did it fix the problem?
     
  13. FindersKeepers

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    norton and avg do not conflict, both of them together normally make a rock solid wall against viruses...

    i use avg and norton on a lot of customers computers who cant stay away from porn sites that are filled with viruses... whatever one doesn catch, the other usually does
     

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