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I have the full Mcafee but I've heard it's pretty crap compared to a lot of others, so my question is, is there a free program which out performs Mcafee?
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windows security essentials
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With the amount of great free programs available out there, I would venture to say spending money on a standalone AV is a bit of a waste.

The best free AVs right now are avast!, and Panda Cloud AV .

If you want a little extra security while surfing, check out Web of Trust, and NortonDNS which are great complements to each other.

If you want to feel a bit safer and spend a little money, there are a few wonderful programs that run alongside your AV and help it pick up anything it could possibly miss. You don't need to get more than one of the programs below.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro is a lifetime license. It's a well trusted real time anti-malware that complements any AV well. If you buy it, turn off website blocking.

Spyshelter is a lifetime license and a great anti-keylogger/screengrabber/etc. program.
Edited by lucido - 10/22/11 at 10:51am
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Free= AVAST
I really the fact you can run from within sandbox.
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avast or avg free=1.5,2x better than macafee macafee is like..swiss cheese
 
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post #6 of 6
Another vote for Microsoft Security Essentials. Pretty lightweight, nice GUI. Originally used Avira, but the popup ads and the SP2 update was quite annoying.
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