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    Free antivirus programs

    What are good free antivirus programs? My 76 year old mother-in-law doesn't want to pay $40+. And, I don't think she is likely to be visiting high risk sites, so she probably can get by with a free one.

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    Microsoft Security Essentials. Best program out there right now. AVG 2nd best- used it before MSE released.



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    Re: Free antivirus programs

    I like AVG.


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    Re: Free antivirus programs

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Microsoft Security Essentials. Best program out there right now. AVG 2nd best- used it before MSE released.
    I agree for home users.


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    Re: Free antivirus programs

    avast



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    Re: Free antivirus programs

    Can you post a link or the web address? I used Bing to search and there were several that looked like they might be fakes.

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    thats because bing sucks, lol.
    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/



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    Re: Free antivirus programs

    I've been using AVG free for years.
    You can go to CNET.com for reviews of each one.



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    Avast and Avg have been good to me.


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    Re: Free antivirus programs

    I agree with the Security Essentials recommendation for most average users.



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    Re: Free antivirus programs

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Microsoft Security Essentials. Best program out there right now. AVG 2nd best- used it before MSE released.
    Are we assuming she had Windows 7 or is there an XP version? I use MSE on my Win. 7 laptop and Avast on XP desktops.



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    Re: Free antivirus programs

    Avast (which I currently use) or AVG.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Are we assuming she had Windows 7 or is there an XP version? I use MSE on my Win. 7 laptop and Avast on XP desktops.
    I think it'll work on XP and Vista in addition to 7.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I think it'll work on XP and Vista in addition to 7.
    it does.


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    Re: Free antivirus programs

    I use AVG. It does the job pretty well....one of them like Mcafee came with my computer, but I disabled it in favor of AVG


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