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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Free Anti-Virus's

I feel like a little information would be helpful to some of you, heres my opinions on the top free anti-virus's.

1. Avast Anti-Virus

    An extremely comprehensive program, yet takes quite a bit of resources. There are many features in this program, that make up for its extensive resource hoggishness, including it's web browser protection, integrated firewall, email protection, and ease of use. The interface is gorgeous, and easy for all levels of computer users. It even includes a "gaming-silent" mode, that I rarely use, that shuts off notifications and sounds that might interrupt your experience. It is free, but requires registration. Also, it is important to note that it updates daily, automatically, without bothering you.

2. AVG Free

    An extremely popular program, AVG is simple, and effective. It has everything the average user requires, with a no-frills approach. I would suggest this for all, it is low-maintenance, and quite simple. As looks go, it looks as it is, simple. No registration, and great coverage, with no extra capabilities. My only complaint is spread out updates.









3. Avira

    I tried this program for a few months, and have little to add to it, being that it is almost exactly like AVG. Great coverage, simple, and effective, with no extra abilities. Perfect for the average user. My only complaint was the annoying update pop-ups on every startup. But it updates far more often than AVG, but not as often as Avast.










4. Norton

     I threw this in here for teh lulz. This is the biggest piece of crap I've ever seen, and people actually pay for it. It's a resource hog that pushes itself into every aspect of computing. Rid yourself of it, purge the evil! BURN IT AWAY!














In summation, for the average user, get AVG. If you want more ability and protection, get Avast, at the cost of a bit more protection.

17 comments:

  1. Fuck Norton. Most useless program ever. It doesn't even work.

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  2. I use avast for years now. Zero problems.

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  3. I switch between Avast! and AntiVir. I've always had some problems using AVG for some reason.

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  4. Good post, these are great recommendations.

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  5. Use combo of avast!, SpyBot Search and Destroy, and MalwareBytes. ???? Profit! Also, avast can speak to me in Pirate. This makes me happy.

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  6. go avira!

    http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com/

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  7. thanks for the info! i always get so many viruses on my pc

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  8. These are pretty good. I like CCleaner as well, it checks for registry errors quickly.

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  9. I use AVG combined with spyboy S&D. It seems that, whatever one misses, the other catches. It's a good one-two punch.

    Great post! Like 420 says, CCcleaner is good for registry and general cleanup as well.

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  10. Damn never knew avast was good... What can you say about Nod32? Followed! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  11. I like Avast; Avira was bothersome for some reason. And lol at Norton.

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  12. how can you not include MSE? its from microsoft but its good.

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  13. I personally use AVG Free! Very good program!

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  14. I recommend Avira, the best one imo

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  15. I lol'd at the Norton pic, that thing is a virus

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