any good free anitvirus software???

  Khufu 19:50 22 Nov 05
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are there any free anti virus software programs that are ouyt there, that are any good???

I have Xoftspy, spyware nuker and think maybe i need an anti virus too!

  Diodorus Siculus 19:51 22 Nov 05

Avast from click here - auto updates, light on resources and very good!

  spuds 19:57 22 Nov 05

Another one AVG click here

  grumpy old git 19:59 22 Nov 05

Avast "click here" I have used Avast for more than six months after using Norton for three years, I have found Avast to be easier than Norton to use with auto update and it's free for home users.

  stalion 20:10 22 Nov 05
  dogbreath1 20:27 22 Nov 05

click here and scroll down to SpywareNuker. I suggest that it's poo at best.

Microsoft Antispyware would be a sensible (free) replacement click here

That sorts out you antispyware. As far as antivirus is concerned, I agree with the previous comments about Avast...really very good.

That leaves a firewall to sort out (perhaps). I use ZoneAlarm click here It's better that Microsoft's own firewall and works fine with the previously mentioned antispyware and antivirus applications.

That should prevent most nasties from getting onto your PC, but you'll have to launch the Avast and Microsoft Antispyware scanners to see if you've already got any nasties on your PC.

Most people on here would probably recommend you also install a², Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy and SpywareBlaster as well. If you need links to these and access to tutorials, post back and I'll provide the necessary links.

  dogbreath1 20:31 22 Nov 05

In line three, for 'you' read your and in line five for the second 'that' read than. Apologies

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:54 22 Nov 05

Firewalls :-
Filesclab click here
Jetico click here
Kerio4 click here
Netveda click here
Nrt firewall 2.0.1 click here
Outpost free click here
R-firewall click here
Securepoint click here
Softperfect click here
Sygate click here
Wyvernworks click here
ZoneAlarm click here


Anti Virus :-
Antivir click here
Avast4 click here
AVG antivirus click here
Microworld click here

Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here
MSoftAntispy Beta click here
Ewido click here


Rules 1 firewall 1 antivirus any amount of antispy

go with the recommendations

My choice sygate, avast, Msantispy ,spyware blaster, A2

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