? - good, free anti-virus program?

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? - good, free anti-virus program?

Postby darcy » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:03 pm

What would be a good, free anti-virus program to use?
,, apparently my free version of AVG expires today,,,
Thank you : )
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Re: ? - good, free anti-virus program?

Postby psypher » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:43 pm

I like the combination of Windows Defender with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes always has specials going on. 1 device is $24 now, 5 devices is 60. It's not free, but not horrible pricing either.

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Re: ? - good, free anti-virus program?

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:33 pm

Like Psypher said.

If you're running Windows 10, it has Defender built in (and if you're running Win7, which you shouldn't be, you can still use Security Essentials - it's still supported), and honestly that's all you need. It gets high marks lately, and unlike a 3rd party AV app, it doesn't have to hack the OS to do it's job. If you feel you need a bit more protection (like maybe the hubby likes to click on links in emails and you can't stop him) then yeah, Malwarebytes Premium on top of that and you're good.

There is not a single "free" AV I would trust anymore. They've all become a cesspool of false advertising, inflated or even outright false claims, and questionable ties with 3rd parties personal data companies.
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Re: ? - good, free anti-virus program?

Postby darcy » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:44 pm

Thank you both very much!
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Re: ? - good, free anti-virus program?

Postby darcy » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:46 pm

( on tablet now ), but earlier today I was on laptop, and tried to uninstall AVG.
No success.

Went to control panel, add/remove, highlighted program, clicked Uninstall, waited 1/2-hr, and it didn't uninstall. ( should've been long enough? ).

I googled a bit,,, seems many have problems trying to uninstall, even using AVG Removal Tool ( which I didn't yet attempt ).
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Re: ? - good, free anti-virus program?

Postby FlyingPenguin » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:59 pm

AVG Removal tool has always worked for me.
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Re: ? - good, free anti-virus program?

Postby darcy » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:57 am

I will give it a try next time laptop's out, FP, thank you.
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Re: ? - good, free anti-virus program?

Postby darcy » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:49 pm

FlyingPenguin wrote:AVG Removal tool has always worked for me.

Worked :)
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