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post #1 of 25
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My free McAfee had expired, so I want to ask 4 questions:

1. Should I subscribe for $34 per year?

2. Is there some online deal that can get me discount code?

3. Should I get other antivirus marketed as "gamer - friendly"?, and I do play games btw.

4. Does Vista Home 64 have some "built - in" antivirus so I don't have to use 3d party?
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post #2 of 25
i believe that mcafee is the built in virus protection, because it never comes off the computer
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post #3 of 25
NOD32
A lot of members here probably swear by it... I do.
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post #4 of 25
The best antivirus is common sense.
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post #5 of 25
Free McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009

1) Go To http://us.mcafee.com/root/campaign.asp?cid=53347
2) Enter coupon code VSPPROMOCF
3) Hit Checkout.
4) Enjoy Your Free McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009


http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...irus-scan.html

here ya go
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post #6 of 25
1. Dont pay
2. possibly, wigg2k7 put it up in the post above
3. gamer friendly antivirus is a gimmick, but avg and avast are good, better than norton or mcafee
4. it just has a standard firewall but it will still let viruses through

Get AVG antivirus, its free and very good

link to avg

Link to Free Security Downloads list
Edited by Speedma11229 - 12/21/08 at 1:09pm
    
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post #7 of 25
NOD32 if you're willing to pay.

Avast, AntiVir and AVG are decent free ones.
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post #8 of 25
Kaspersky IMO

It's payware but one of the better IMHO
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post #9 of 25
for free get:

avg/avast/avira

for pay get:

Kaspersky Internet Suite - for the entire security package

NOD32 - for just an AV that uses very little resources.
    
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post #10 of 25
Get AVG Antivirus or NOD32.
 
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