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Hi,

After nipping to the library yesterday and listening in on the IT guy telling people new to computers that "you must get a good antivirus software, I recommend P C cillin , for £20 at pc world", I realised that people are paying for what you can download for free (for personal use).

AVG antivirus is fantastic and is totally free for personal use and Zonealarm is also a great free firewall.

Both of these are in my free downloads section and are both completely free, problem is that I link to their site and they then change the page so that it is hard to find the free version and so you buy the other version.

To make it easy here are the exact url's that you need-

AVG FREE antivirus

Zonealarm


The links work today but might not tomorrow, so you may have to browse a few pages to find the free versions.
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:lol:

Make sure you download the free full version and not the trial version, the page seems designed to confuse people into downloading the trial version of the one that you have to pay for!

Good tip though!

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I use Zonealarm Pro, well worth it and a helps a whole lot when you have a couple of pc's connected as the pro version gives you all the networking wizards to boot.

AVG is the only anti virus software that's never screwed up my computer.

and I also swear by Mailwasher, stops all the screaming nasties in the email before you download it into outlook express.


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Anyone wanting free downloads should visit this site:
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/downloads/[url]

They have both the AVG and Zone alarm and they are very good and as Chez says are FREE!

You really dont need Norton or McAffee.[/url]

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I have Norton anti virus 2006 and it really does slow things down. I'll definitely be switching to something else when it expires.


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FREE Spam software, one of the best if not the best I've used.

Supports Outlook but not Outlook Express also deveoped for Mozilla Thunderbird.

Completely FREE it's called ...

SPAMATO

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Do a search around the net first, not everyone is as happy with Spamato as you are.

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BobProperty wrote:
Do a search around the net first, not everyone is as happy with Spamato as you are.


and not everyone is happy with WinXP, IE, Dewalt, Ham on Rye even the colour of my car? :roll:

Go figure.

Works for me and still a strong recommend. XP on the other hand?????

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Here's what a techie I respect at my work told me:

"Zone Alarm is great at killing required windows processes, so I'd avoid that at all costs."

He did recommend AVG stuff though.

Dunno if that helps. Probably not. I personally buy my anti-virus software, in the belief that you don't really get something for nothing... I use F-Secure.


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AVG does exactly the same as all the paid for antivirus programmes.

A search on 'avg free' usually brings up the freebie as the 1st unsponsered link.

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AVG also do a free Anti Spyware prog

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/us/frt/0?prd=asf


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Friend of mine had some spyware that was almost impossible to remove, but then I found this- http://www.superantispyware.com/

It's free and removed it easily :wink:

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Shouldn't this be in the "Computers" forum? :P

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TheFuzzy0ne wrote:
Shouldn't this be in the "Computers" forum? :P


Yes :thumbright: Well spotted

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Also

Spybot S&D - anti spyware, free and "immunises" your pc from bad stuff (blocks most crap from installing itself)

Also Avast! (www.avast.com) is a good antivirus, nice and light and works for me. :-)


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