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intouchwithurworld



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:14 am    Post subject: Need Free Anti Virus Reply with quote

Hi, Ya'll:

My trial Avast is going to expire in a few days and I need another free anti virus program. Any suggestions?

I'm running Win10

Thank you for your help.
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SammysSupplies



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been using the free version of avast for years. Right off hand I don't remember how it is worded, but it should give an option to continue using it.
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intouchwithurworld



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, I'll hit continue to see what options it will give me.
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A-Better-Way



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use "security essentials", free, Microsoft. always updated. I think it was written by the best CA, Computer Associates, not Microsoft.
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intouchwithurworld



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had Security Essentials (loved it) when I had Vista. I though it became obsolete when Win 8 & 10 came out.

So tell me, how do I get Avast off my pc and DL Security Essentials? Do I go into control panel and uninstall?

Thanks for your help.
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A-Better-Way



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes uninstall, never run more than one anti virus at once.
You may even want to power down the system after you uninstall, then turn it back on.

It comes with windows 10, not sure about 8

You can run those addware things with them, but it's better to just run those once in a while.


If you already got a bad virus there is a Microsoft boot version, you boot from a USB drive "offline" it will check the files with no influence from any other files, stand alone.
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dmantek4u



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Free antivirus will not get you the protection necessary in this day and age. I highly recommend a paid version for a security suite and not only antivirus. I personally use VIPRE but emsisoft is also very well. I cannot stop you as I used to think the same way. Free can hurt in the long run. I used to use Avast but after learning more about security threats, I use paid version from now on. Investment is not that much yearly. Another recommendation is to find a backup system either to external hard drive or the cloud. You do not want to fall victim to Ransomware. Others will argue that free is fine but this is just my 2 cents. Have a good night.
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