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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jeff T., Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Jeff T.

    Jeff T. Flightless Bird

    What is the best free antivirus?
     
  2. db

    db Flightless Bird

    I now use Microsoft's
    security essentials

    on my systems it has
    worked flawlessly in
    windows.

    --

    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
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    - Microsoft Partner
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    ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

    >
    >


    "Jeff T." <jeftho@nospam.invalid> wrote in message news:e8PsB9xsKHA.6088@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > What is the best free antivirus?
    >
     
  3. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    1) Microsoft Security Essential (MSE)
    2) AVAST

    Don't touch anything else.

    hth



    "Jeff T." <jeftho@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:e8PsB9xsKHA.6088@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > What is the best free antivirus?
    >
     
  4. Graham

    Graham Flightless Bird

    On Feb 21, 6:05 pm, "20100221" <20100...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > 1) Microsoft Security Essential (MSE)
    > 2) AVAST
    >
    > Don't touch anything else.
    >
    > hth
    >
    > "Jeff T." <jef...@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    >
    > news:e8PsB9xsKHA.6088@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    >
    > > What is the best free antivirus?- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Avast seems to do a good job . I had MSE on the pc but it was
    still full of odd things ... avast on boot scan finally sorted
    the pc

    G ..
     
  5. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    "Graham" <g0nbd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1e671569-d376-483e-abd5-393dddcb5d0c@d27g2000yqf.googlegroups.com...

    Avast seems to do a good job . I had MSE on the pc but it was
    still full of odd things ... avast on boot scan finally sorted
    the pc


    Would you care to explain what these odd things were when using MSE? It is
    important to explain here so that any rectification necessary can be done
    immediately.

    hth
     
  6. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

  7. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 11:56:50 -0600, "Jeff T." <jeftho@nospam.invalid>
    wrote:

    > What is the best free antivirus?




    You'll get different opinions from different people, but here's my
    view: Avast and Avira are both excellent and approximately equal.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  8. Jeff T.

    Jeff T. Flightless Bird

    I use Avira. Just checkin'
    Thanks,
    Jeff
    "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:0203o596qmjrtrff8msa2vn9jnaf7d0nn1@4ax.com...
    > On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 11:56:50 -0600, "Jeff T." <jeftho@nospam.invalid>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> What is the best free antivirus?

    >
    >
    >
    > You'll get different opinions from different people, but here's my
    > view: Avast and Avira are both excellent and approximately equal.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
    > Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  9. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

    From: "Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain>

    | On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 11:56:50 -0600, "Jeff T." <jeftho@nospam.invalid>
    | wrote:

    >> What is the best free antivirus?




    | You'll get different opinions from different people, but here's my
    | view: Avast and Avira are both excellent and approximately equal.

    Avast doesn't have as good a detection rate and has instances like when it falsely
    detected the VBS:Zulu on various Microsoft web pages and took 2 months to correct it.

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     
  10. 20100222

    20100222 Flightless Bird

    your outgoing email is scanned with Avast, you worthless lying troll. so go
    rectify that, prune nose.
    find another username. all future dates will be taken ... bwaaaa haaa haa.

    "20100221" wrote:

    >
    > Would you care to explain what these odd things were when using MSE? It is
    > important to explain here so that any rectification necessary can be done
    > immediately.
    >
    > hth
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  11. bobster

    bobster Flightless Bird

    +1, "db"

    MSE has worked flawlessly for me for the past few months. Prior to that I
    had used AVAST! for several years and it, too worked great. However, MSE
    does both the AV and the Anti- spyware jobs nicely with very small resource
    usage.

    I also use the Windows firewall and do Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware and
    SpyBot S&D weekly late night off-line scans. Sort of a belt, suspenders and
    thumbtack approach but it works well for me.

    =========================================================
    "db" <databaseben at hotmail dot com> wrote in message
    news:-OP3wZBysKHA.6004@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    I now use Microsoft's
    security essentials

    on my systems it has
    worked flawlessly in
    windows.

    --

    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    - Systems Analyst
    - Database Developer
    - Accountancy
    - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    - Microsoft Partner
    - @hotmail.com
    ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

    >
    >


    "Jeff T." <jeftho@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:e8PsB9xsKHA.6088@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > What is the best free antivirus?
    >
     
  12. 20100221

    20100221 Flightless Bird

    20100222 wrote:
    >
    > your outgoing email is scanned with Avast, you worthless lying troll. so go
    > rectify that, prune nose.
    > find another username. all future dates will be taken ... bwaaaa haaa haa.
    >


    You are a clever little b@stard to notice this. For your added
    information, I use Avast and MSE. Nothing else. Does that satisfy you.

    Perhaps tomorrow I will have a new username if that is OK with you. Can
    you sister s u c k my c0ck now?
     
  13. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:e8PsB9xsKHA.6088@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    Jeff T. <jeftho@nospam.invalid> typed:
    > What is the best free antivirus?


    avg

    --
    --
    Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
    through personal experience does not become a
    part of the moral tissue.
     
  14. Anthony Buckland

    Anthony Buckland Flightless Bird

    "Jeff T." <jeftho@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:e8PsB9xsKHA.6088@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > What is the best free antivirus?



    From time to time, I wonder why people enquire for a
    _free_ antivirus program. I'd think that second only to
    a thoroughly reliable backup and restore program, the
    protection of a good antivirus program is something
    worth investing actual money in. For instance, if
    nobody is being paid to constantly update the software
    and the antivirus (and presumably spyware) databases
    it uses, where is the assurance of quality and reliability?


    MHO.
     
  15. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 21 Feb 2010, "Anthony Buckland" <anthonybucklandnospam@telus.net>
    wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > From time to time, I wonder why people enquire for a
    > _free_ antivirus program. I'd think that second only to
    > a thoroughly reliable backup and restore program, the
    > protection of a good antivirus program is something
    > worth investing actual money in. For instance, if
    > nobody is being paid to constantly update the software
    > and the antivirus (and presumably spyware) databases
    > it uses, where is the assurance of quality and reliability?


    You're quite out of touch. Most of the free anti-virus programs have
    for-cost equivalents, and both use the same detection engine and
    database.
     
  16. Twayne wrote:
    >
    > In news:e8PsB9xsKHA.6088@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl,
    > Jeff T. <jeftho@nospam.invalid> typed:
    >> What is the best free antivirus?

    >
    > avg
    >


    I second AVG.
     
  17. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    One that works.

    Jeff T. wrote:
    > What is the best free antivirus?
     
  18. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    That can only be MSE.
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:edqa4L$sKHA.1708@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > One that works.
    >
    > Jeff T. wrote:
    >> What is the best free antivirus?
     
  19. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    news:-O94pFf$sKHA.6004@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    : That can only be MSE.

    You've got to be kidding.
     
  20. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Not at all. He said 'one that works'.
    "Tom Willett" <tom@youreadaisyifyoudo.com> wrote in message
    news:%23EIo8i$sKHA.1560@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Unknown" <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote in message
    > news:-O94pFf$sKHA.6004@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > : That can only be MSE.
    >
    > You've got to be kidding.
    >
    >
     

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