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now this is going to be a nub question. there are alot of people recommending alot of different software like avg, avast, etc etc.

but which one is REALLY the best (Must be FREE)?

must work on vista x64
Edited by this n00b again - 5/27/08 at 9:07pm
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I find Avast to be the best. It has real-time scanning which allows it to catch infected files before you even download them.
 
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Nobody knows which one is REALLY the best, it's all a matter of opinion. I've used both Avast, AntiVir and AVG and they're all great. If you want the one that will catch the most viruses then it's AntiVir, but it's not as user friendly as AVG.
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I vouch for AVAST.....use it on all my comps...and have no probs....when paired with Reg Mechanic and Spyware Doc
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The best AV software ever

NONE


Unless you go to free porn sites or have an open internet connection at public places...... I don't see practical uses for AV

Unless you have a user in the house who does not understand the concept of viruses and how you get them. Then I recommend AVG
    
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I'll tell you, Avast and super anti spyware are the best thing to hit free spyware and antvirus protection. Enjoy!
    
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ahhh thanks for all the replies.

anyone use a combo of two?
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
The best AV software ever

NONE


Unless you go to free porn sites or have an open internet connection at public places...... I don't see practical uses for AV

Unless you have a user in the house who does not understand the concept of viruses and how you get them. Then I recommend AVG
Seriously.
Antivirus, Antispyware, firewalls, registry cleaners.
That's SOO much bloat, I think it's a bit overboard.
I don't use antivirus at all. I think it's more important to have good internet habbits.
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Seriously.
Antivirus, Antispyware, firewalls, registry cleaners.
That's SOO much bloat, I think it's a bit overboard.
I don't use antivirus at all. I think it's more important to have good internet habbits.
lol i agree with both of you guys.
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