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jonnytracker

is there a free antivirus that never expires lifetime validity and 100% freeware no hidden fees, and with update service.


jonnytracker

thanks i am calm now


shadowx

Dude calm down! You've just posted about 20 posts!!! all the good stuff is now miles down the list!! Short posts wont get you credits, only longer, interesting posts.Back on topic Avast antivirus is the best (imho) antivirus for free that there is. free for life with a home license which you get by registering with your email address. I have *never* had any emails from them or anyone else linked to them except to give me my key. They are pretty trustworthy.Also try Comodo internet security. It started off as a firewall but now it also has free AV which is also good. Again free for home use for life. Now calm down on the posting!


mahesh2k

For free anti-virus:- Avast, i used it but for spyware it is not worth it.- Calmwin is good and removes most of the viruses. Never found trouble with resources while using it.Personally now using NOD32 antivirus. I can say, any antivirus is better than NORTON.


xpress

Jonny, already a topic is there with huge number of posts about this topic. Please check it when you post new posts.

Avira Antivirus Free is one of the best free antivirus products out there. Lot of features with daily updating. And most importantly its not a resource hog.

Personally now using NOD32 antivirus. I can say, any antivirus is better than NORTON.

Hmm.. heard that the recent versions of Norton are very lighter on resources and also very affective. Haven't tried it, but read some reviews... I am also using NOD32..

mahesh2k

I'm not going to test it on my machine to check that, It's Norton anyway.


contactskn

is there a free antivirus that never expires lifetime validity and 100% freeware no hidden fees, and with update service.

There are many which gives the facility you want obviously the facilities which there professional versions are having might be lacking in their free version. Some which are having good raputation in this field as a free version is AVG, Quickheal etc. 


I think you should give a try to the free version of AVG, just google it and find the download link. 

filmdesire

Personally I'd say Avast anti-virus personal edition, it is free for a year after which you pay (or obtain an illegitimate license key).It is a great, easy to work, fast running anti-virus with no disruption at all unless it is updating after which it will just let you know that it has updated.It has caught viruses EVERYTIME and even has a website system whereby which it will block out known-to-be dangerous or suspicious sites.HOWEVER as someone said in this post earlier, it is an anti-viral, not a antispyware nor is a firewall. For those I recommend purchasing or obtaining however you like - Spyware Doctor (as it was my best experience) & a general firewall software IF you are very high maintencne OR at high risk, i.e. corporate (in which case you may be obligated to purchase a more specialist license).For personal use there are a wide range of options available now - more than ever before, so choose wisely.Note, if you have SP2/3 - which NOW is standard for XP/VISTA/ AND ALL NEW WiNDOWS 7 - an excellent firewall service is provided as included with the package.Good luck


nolan

Avast, AntiVir, and AVG all offer a fair to good level of protection, with AVG falling on the lower end and Avast being on the upper end. Personally, I've used Avast for many years and have had no issues with it. In the past, there was a bundled edition of Avast that communicated with Kerio Personal Firewall to form one of the most powerful freeware security combinations available, but Kerio has since sold their firewall to (if memory serves) Sunbelt. At any rate, I'd have to second (or third or fourth) all of the recommendations for Avast.


shadowx

Just to clear up Avast is free, the legitimate license that filmdesire mentioned is a *free* license that is given to you when you register by email. And like i said they dont mistreat your email and i have never had any emails related to avast except the email with the key.I havent had any issues with it updating, most of the time i dont realize it is doing so until i get the "AV updated" message, unlike Sophos which we use here at work and it can easily lock your machine up for a few minutes. It's so resource heavy Personally i dont like AVG, it just seems too "windows 95" in appearance. I like the fact that avast is so easy to use for a beginner. You have a few options.. On the right click menu you can scan individual files or folders, so if you download a ZIP file from the net you can scan it individually and safely before opening it. It then has the two scan options, which are basically scan, and a boot-time scan. Often malware will embed itself so deeply within the operating system that if you delete it it will simply re-make itself because it is either loaded in RAM (which avast scans by default at the beginning of all scans) or it has made multiple copies of itself that start when windows starts, so you cant catch it off guard. An avast boot time scan starts windows in a special mode which is like safe mode only even more restrictive. It loads the absolute bare minimum to enable Avast to run. It really is simplistic so the malware is still dormant on the hard drive when avast comes along and erases it. Slick...As with all AV though it is best to keep backups of all files that avast is going to "clean" as no AV is perfect and it only takes the tiniest of changes and windows will be corrupt.But it is superb. Team it up with comodo which is the firewall/AV combo i mentioned and you are protected very well. Like someone else said avast will automatically cancel connections to dangerous websites and block downloads from these sites, so if the site tries to auto download something to your PC it gets blocked. (it doesnt "filter" the web, but it has a database of malware ridden sites which it will tell you about and block connections to ports that arent needed for web traffic.) Add that to comodo's superb defences which also alert you of strange activity (eg a program connecting to the net that Comodo has never met before) and its pretty tight.I havent faced up against spyware yet with Avast but Comodo will ask me if some new program tries to connect to the net or access another program in memory etc... so i should be well alerted to spyware activity and the firewall will block it from sending out data.


knoppixusr

Someone mentioned clamwin, and I would just like to add my experience with clamwin, Clamwin is a very slow but thorough scanner. But there is a major problem with it , it doesn't have a built in real-time scanner, There maybe some ad-don program somewhere on the Internet for clamwin to turn it into a real time scanner.Personally I would only use clamav on a linux server to scan emails and samba shares. If im into any kind of serious business i would purchase either nod32 or kaspersky. Nod32 having smaller definitions and use the least amount of resources. I rarely use windows but when i do use windows I run it in sun virtual box, therefore if i suspect an infection i can always revert to a good snapshot. ;-)Good day to you!


shadowx

Ah yes... Avast also has an on access scanner which scans a file as you open it (and again, ive never noticed any delay, in fact i forgot it even existed) and a resident scanner that i think scans files even when you arent using them in the background. Again ive never even noticed this doing anything it's silent! I run Ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop and that has no protection, a little risky but meh, if things get bad ill just re-install... But im fairly safe for now, until someone starts churning out *nix virri. Got avast and comodo on my mums laptop (vista) my windows partition on my laptop (xp pro) my bro did have it before his MBR died... again, XP and i have the same two defences on my Win7 64bit gaming machine :PI also have put it on my grandads computer.


jonnytracker

are we talking about freeware


shadowx

Define "freeware", do you mean price or the license type? I dont think comodo or Avast are open source but they are both 100% free (price) for home use. You cant use them at work etc...


jonnytracker

free to use without limitations, and no hidden fees like use 9 months and pay us if you want to use more. In short free to use.


shadowx

Avast and comodo are both 100% free for life, no hidden costs at all. I dont know if they offer optional extras... If they do they are completely unnecessary. The free setup is perfect for home use. The only time you would need more is in a corporate environment where you need remote management etc.... Download and try them, if you dont like them then uninstall them. They are both easy to install and remove with no additional stuff like adverts etc...I can assure you if they had annoying adverts or hidden charges i wouldnt be using them. I believe in 100% free software


Quatrux

I can say that the best is ESET Smart Security, but it's not free, but it's good for public computers.For a home user, I used to use Avast, AVG, Avira - it's really crap, even though does something, one which I found better for spyware is super antispyware.But if you really want free antivirus for Windows, try Microsoft Security Essentials. Even though it has microsoft in it, but it really is good, I'm using it for 3 months now, and it simple, works well and is light, just what most users need, it's free for some time now.Beware, that if you want to use it, you need to have legal copy of Windows.


jonnytracker

Some believe in service and quality software, but also some like me rate software with some qualities like free-ness, light, features, and simplicity and yes 100% free without any charges be it just cents or donation. Thank you so it is Avast

 

 

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