Recommended Antivirus / Security Software - Protect your PC

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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Ok Stewbies, time for us to compile our recommended list of antivirus / security software to help those who need some. Suggest your software (with link included preferably) and I'll compile it into one list here.


    Antivirus Software
    - Avira AntiVir Personal - Free for personal use
    - AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition - Free for personal use
    - avast! Free Antivirus - Free


    Spyware / Malware / Adware Removers
    - SpyBot - Search & Destroy - Free
    - Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - Free
    - Windows Defender - Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later.


    System Utilities to help with security
    - CCleaner - Free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool
    - WinPatrol - Free, Advanced version also available
    - Advanced SystemCare Free - Free download, many utilities
    - Revo Uninstaller - Free, helpful to uninstall software completely (no leftover folders)
     
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  3. KK Ng

    KK Ng Hardy Maple

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    AVG which I had been using for at least more than 8 years now. A basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows available to download for free. Limited features, no support, for private and non-commercial use only.

    http://free.avg.com/us-en/download?prd=afg

    I also run Window Defender together with the AVG free version. Windows Defender is included with all versions of Windows Vista and is available to download for genuine copies of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx
     
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    Palustris Young Pine

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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    I use the AVG security that is free...I got tired of waiting for our internet provider to finish a free program that they are working on for Windows 7...so far it is great.

    I do love windows 7 ...

    I have been using it for a while and I still have a few things I have to learn on it yet...I have been going to the website and reading. My computer is so-------------much faster with it...I am so happy :-D I got a new one.
     



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  6. SusieQ07

    SusieQ07 In Flower

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    Frank here's one that is a one stop, takes care of it all software, you do not need one from each catagory as you listed above, with this one, and it is awesome! also a free download..check it out! of course you need to keep a good anti virus, this will take care of all of the rest.
    http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-Syste ... 07614.html
     
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    korki New Seed

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    Actually the free ones are okay but if you want reliability. I recommend Norton 360
     
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    DerekMc525 New Seed

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    Not to step on toes, but i can't stand Norton, The version you buy is a little better than the free one. No matter which one you chose just remember, its not like seat belts, The More You Have On The Safer You Are. Most Anti virus programs will fight with each other for dominance and cause you Pc to run slower. Just as important as a good Antivirus software is to keep them all up to date, Virus's come out daily! Recommended websites for SAFE Downloads are (personal oppinion- 0 Virus from them yet) Filehippo.com and Download.cnet.com
    Coming from computer business owner
    Anything I could help with don't hesitate to ask!
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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  10. dooley

    dooley Super Garden Turtle

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    I'm using Comodo Security Suites, Ad_Aware and Malwarebytes. Dan downloaded them for me to use on this computer. They are all free for personal use.
    dooley
     
  11. J@ck

    J@ck New Seed

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    For Windows seven I use ESET SMART SECURITY and CCLEANER.
    With Windows Vista my wife use Outpost full security.
    Spring cleaning :-D TUNE UP UTILITIES.Never a problèm
     
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    Humble Pie New Seed

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    If I may add my 2 cents:

    Here is a really nice program.

    It will show you which programs on your system need to be updated and will provide a download link for you.

    Update Checker

    And I see that no one has mentioned SpywareBlaster

    Excellent program!
     
  13. Evil Roy

    Evil Roy In Flower

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    Norton and McAfee are bearly better than the malware they try to stop. system slowdowns and errors are common. Avast and AVG are superior choices.
     
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