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Since AVG free is no longer going to be supported later this month, I am forced to look to alternatives. Are there any decent virus scanning softwares out there that are completely free? If anyone could point me in the direction of something decent, I'd much appreciate it! Thanks,

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http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

Register your email they'll send you a key that will grant you a years subscription, when that year ends they'll renew your subscription and send you a fresh key.

Avast is widely known and used, it's very good antivirus program. Sure some may use a few less resources like AVG. But personally I'd use this over anything else for a home pc.
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free-av.com
That's a good one. I used it for years and then went back to AVG.

You could try http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

By the way, what's wrong with AVG? I have version 8.0 running now...
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I'll give it a try and +rep you!
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post #6 of 14
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Maybe I misunderstood the message... But I thought they were discontinuing their free virus service completely... Are they still supporting free updates with version 8? I was under the impression that I was going to have to buy it if I wanted to continue using it.
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http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

Register your email they'll send you a key that will grant you a years subscription, when that year ends they'll renew your subscription and send you a fresh key.

Avast is widely known and used, it's very good antivirus program. Sure some may use a few less resources like AVG. But personally I'd use this over anything else for a home pc.
LOL! I take too long to post
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LOL! I take too long to post
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post #9 of 14
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Maybe I misunderstood the message... But I thought they were discontinuing their free virus service completely... Are they still supporting free updates with version 8? I was under the impression that I was going to have to buy it if I wanted to continue using it.
I believe they are trying to crack down on the business and commercial users that use AVG free when they should be using the Pro version. They actually rolled the anti-spyware into 8.0 so now there are both virus and spyware protection wrapped up in one tidy package. They are not supporting 7.5 in the near future. Is that what you read?
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post #10 of 14
AVG 8 is still free and supported. Running it as i speak =)
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