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Old 02-21-03, 10:27 AM
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Cool effecient free anti-virus program

good day everybody,

I am looking for an effecient free anti-virus program...

any help please!

 
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Old 02-21-03, 10:49 AM
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I use this free AV program.

Free AV program
 
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Old 02-21-03, 12:21 PM
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Just from reading the front page, that seems to be a pretty good program. It says it has web-updating, but it doesn't say if it's auto-updating or not. An AV program is only as good as it's last signature file. If a new virus comes out and you don't have the signature file to find it, it can still infect your computer.

It also says it has active-scanning of files, but does not mention anything about scanning internet scripts or e-mails or anything else.

Just some things to be aware of.

On the plus side, it is free. Plumber, does it have Adware or banners at all?

BTW, that page takes forever to load, just wait (or minimize and post a reply - like I did )
 
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Old 02-21-03, 01:10 PM
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Trend Micro is free and totally online. You have to install some stuff to use it, but it is good stuff in my opinion.
 
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Old 02-21-03, 01:30 PM
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Has no ad-ware or banners.

Has active scanning of read and right of files. Or option of your choice.

No auto update, but menu selection to check and download of any updates.
 
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Old 02-21-03, 04:16 PM
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I see that this AV program does scan e-mail an ond out bound, from there support board the question was asked.

AV scanning of e-mail
 
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Old 02-22-03, 11:23 AM
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Mcafee has free virus scanner at:
http://clinic.mcafee.com/clinic/avdo...fsdownload.asp

It is not an active scanner but instead just scans files when you ask it to. It does not remove either it simply tells you what virus if any you have.

I do not use any other virus software, I am just careful about what I open and keep all my OS files up to date.
 
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Old 02-22-03, 11:52 PM
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Personally I use AVG.
I really like it, it doesnt dig into the system like Mcaffee and Norton.
 
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Old 02-23-03, 08:38 AM
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I agree with Michael. AVG is a nice program (www.grisoft.com). You can schedule the updates & scans. It also checks e-mail accounts. No spam and/or spyware as far as I can tell.
 
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Old 02-23-03, 10:23 PM
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Thank you guys!

I tried the AVG program but I could not install it because I could not get the serial number!

I don't know how to get it.

 
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Old 02-23-03, 10:39 PM
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I would say fill out the info again, and try again. It says you should get your Serial# in e-mail. Make sure you put in the correct e-mail address.

If that doesn't work, e-mail AVG tech support. They will have to help you with getting a valid serial #.

NOTE TO FOLLOW-UP POSTERS: Do NOT post any serial numbers to this forum, regardless of what type of licensing the software requires.

Anyone who post a Serial # to this forum will be reported to the Admin ASAP.

Thank you for your cooperation.
 
 

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