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    FREE protection for your computer

    Not sure if this is the correct place for this post...I'm not asking for help, but rather giving some links to free programs you can use on your home computers for protection against viruses, spyware, etc.

    [size=13pt]Avira AntiVir[/size]

    I used to pay $50/year for Symantec (which is very good). I've been using Avira's personal free edition for a few months now, and it's been working out fine. You just have to make sure that the automatic updates are activated (to maintain updated virus protection).

    This program will not protect you from spyware or malware...they offer a paid version for that. But I would recommend Spybot Search & Destroy, which is also free.

    [size=13pt]Spybot S&D[/size]

    Just to be clear, I have no affiliation with either of these websites, just passing along some good things that are working well for me...and best of all, they're free. ;D
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    Re: FREE protection for your computer

    Spybot rocks.

    Update is once a week and you a golden.
    Blocks pages silently.

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    Re: FREE protection for your computer

    Spybots the best i've used.
    So good we even use it at work now too.
    Helps scan for spyware, you can immunize your system to prevent problems in the future, its great.

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    Re: FREE protection for your computer

    my computer doesn't like protection

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    Re: FREE protection for your computer

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    Not sure if this is the correct place for this post...I'm not asking for help, but rather giving some links to free programs you can use on your home computers for protection against viruses, spyware, etc.

    [size=13pt]Avira AntiVir[/size]

    I used to pay $50/year for Symantec (which is very good). I've been using Avira's personal free edition for a few months now, and it's been working out fine. You just have to make sure that the automatic updates are activated (to maintain updated virus protection).

    This program will not protect you from spyware or malware...they offer a paid version for that. But I would recommend Spybot Search & Destroy, which is also free.

    [size=13pt]Spybot S&D[/size]

    Just to be clear, I have no affiliation with either of these websites, just passing along some good things that are working well for me...and best of all, they're free. ;D
    Avast is also free and probably one of the best out there for home users for what it covers.
    www.avast.com

    When I was on windows, I used Lavasoft's products with success, but not free.
    For free, SpyBot is nice.

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    Re: FREE protection for your computer

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    my computer doesn't like protection
    So that is why your computer has herpes

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    Re: FREE protection for your computer

    "Webby" wrote:
    "VikingMike" wrote:
    Not sure if this is the correct place for this post...I'm not asking for help, but rather giving some links to free programs you can use on your home computers for protection against viruses, spyware, etc.

    [size=13pt]Avira AntiVir[/size]

    I used to pay $50/year for Symantec (which is very good). I've been using Avira's personal free edition for a few months now, and it's been working out fine. You just have to make sure that the automatic updates are activated (to maintain updated virus protection).

    This program will not protect you from spyware or malware...they offer a paid version for that. But I would recommend Spybot Search & Destroy, which is also free.

    [size=13pt]Spybot S&D[/size]

    Just to be clear, I have no affiliation with either of these websites, just passing along some good things that are working well for me...and best of all, they're free. ;D
    [size=13pt]Avast[/size] is also free and probably one of the best out there for home users for what it covers.
    www.avast.com


    When I was on windows, I used Lavasoft's products with success, but not free.
    For free, SpyBot is nice.
    Gotta agree. Plus it's not a resource hog like Norton. I have Avast, Spybot & Adaware on all my computers now.

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