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Old 07-06-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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After all the discussions we have had about various virus protection products, both free and commercial, I'm very puzzled about this post. What purpose is there in posting this link besides increasing the number of posts over your Reputation number?
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I've download this free software on my laptop and found out it cause a big problem which I now have deleted the software. Just wondering if anyone has used the software before.


Thanks, John
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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LOL: The Life of Leo go here it's a good resource
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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I love avast, it does more tests than Norton and AVG, plus it's 3x quicker.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Home!
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I downloaded it and in order to remove any threats, you have to pay. So, I don't see where it is free.

I also don't understand the OP, I thought you were saying it was good and now you are saying it isn't? Just wondering as I am looking for a good security software program. My computer keeps trying to push McAfee on me and I hear it is the worst.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I would recommend ESET NOD32, I think it has a free trial version. It's caught several nasties for me. I recommend routinely running Malwarebytes to get rid of the usual spyware you get online. Lastly get the Firefox browser with Adblock and Noscript plugins, these should keep you pretty safe when you are surfing.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I use AVG Free edition on all my computers. It has always worked well at my house. It has stopped whatever virus has tried to get in.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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I downloaded it and in order to remove any threats, you have to pay. So, I don't see where it is free.

I also don't understand the OP, I thought you were saying it was good and now you are saying it isn't? Just wondering as I am looking for a good security software program. My computer keeps trying to push McAfee on me and I hear it is the worst.
You downloaded the wrong version.

Download FREE antivirus software - avast! Home Edition
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Thank you, I use avast and that previous post got me worried for a second. avast has caught and removed stuff for me as well.
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