Virus Protection

Discussion in 'Gear' started by VolnTitan, Jan 26, 2009.

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  1. VolnTitan

    VolnTitan Starter

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    Hi...

    My nephew is a college student and needs to put virus protection on his PC. He asked for my advice. My problem is I use Mac so I don't mess with any Virus protectors. For you PC experts out there, which one would you suggest that is:

    1) Cheap...he is a college student. Free would be great.
    2) Easy...not a computer expert.
    3) Won't gunk up and slow his computer down.

    Any suggestions would be great. I know there is more economical solutions out there other than Norton and McAfee.
     
  2. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion

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    Malwarebytes and Spybot search and destroy are both free and have been excellent to me. In fact, they pretty much saved my computer when McAfee could not.

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/index.php

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html



    Edit: I also recommend switching away from Internet Explorer to a different browser program. IE seems to have more problems than other browsers when it comes to virus.
     
  3. VolnTitan

    VolnTitan Starter

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    Any all-in-one protection programs that will protect his email and sit on the computer like Norton does?
     
  4. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

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    Avast! and AVG are pretty good and scan your emails as well.

    Avast! is much more user friendly.
     
  5. AVG Free
     
  6. Ewker

    Ewker Starter

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    I 2nd AVG. It works a lot better than the Norton I paid for.
     
  7. Broken Record

    Broken Record Biscuit Eater Staff

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    AVG Free. I 3rd the motion. Starkiller suggested it to me a few years ago and I use it on all my home machines. Small footprint and works as well as most $$$ packages.

    Just google avg free to find it.
     
  8. Smash

    Smash Soccer God

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    Yaarrrr, Avast matey!
     
  9. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne #CoachKegstand

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    asquared is the best i've found so far after trying many of the above.
     
  10. CRUDS

    CRUDS Totally Awesome Sweet Alabama Liquid Snake Staff

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    Kaspersky
     
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