Free Antivirus Programs

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Registered: 07-13-2008
Free Antivirus Programs
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 2:27am

Many people don't know that it is unnecessary to "buy" antivirus software. You don't need Norton, you don't need McAffee, you don't need to "pay" for any such program because there are equally good programs available for free. I have been using a free program called Avast Home Edition for many years. It has caught viruses, trojans, worms, and other malware and disposed of them safely before they damaged my computer. AntiVir, AVG, and Microsoft Security Essentials are additional free antivirus programs that can keep your computer safe. For addition information and full product reviews, please read the following article from PC Magazine:



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Registered: 06-07-2004
Wed, 04-21-2010 - 9:16am

Cloud Antivirus has been rated very highly as well.

Avatar for cl_emty_nstr
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 04-22-2010 - 1:00pm

Good point. My dad used to say expensive don't make it good it just makes it

I use McAfee on my desktop because it came with it for 3 years.. but my laptop came with Norton and when it came time to pay I downloaded AVG and uninstalled Norton. That was over 2 years ago and all I can say is that I have not gotten a virus, worm or anything else....

Go read the reviews on all the different free programs and see if one of them would be right for you.....


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