How can a free internet security download like Avast work so good and be free?

Just like that old saying “if it sounds to good to be true then it’s because it is” That’s my only hold back in deciding on what internet security program to buy or use free.

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  1. Ed G says:

    Avast is a anti-virus software, it is not a full internet security program. It offers good protection. But it lacks some features that you get with a paid program. Still if you add a few things you can make a good internet security package on your computer. Get a good two way firewall, add WOT to your browser. Get Malwarebytes anti-malware. This will give you good internet security. But it not the same as having a good paid Internet Security program, which will cover all areas, and you only have to deal with one program.

  2. Einstein WhiteHatr says:

    I believe Avira one of the best home AV, but not surpassing capability of Kaspersky.

    Deletion of Rogue Programs can be complex… Do not activate yet the pop-ups…
    0. Prevention is better than cure…
    1. Do NOT Panic!!
    This is very important. Having a virus basically means that there is a program on your computer that doesn’t belong there. It’s this simple, so really there is no need to panic. In fact, a panicking user can be much more dangerous than any virus! Users often cause more damage while attempting to exterminate a virus than the virus itself could ever have caused.
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    1. Stay Calm – Don’t Overreact
    In many cases, a computer users overreaction to a virus can lead to damage that far exceeds what the virus would have done if left to its own devices. In other words, don’t panic. A virus is – generally speaking – quite simple to isolate and remove. It’s usually not necessary to reformat the entire computer; a drastic step many are tempted to pursue. Not only is this time consuming, you are also putting your non-infected data at risk of being lost.

    2. Locate and Isolate the Virus
    Unless you are knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish viruses from other types of hardware or software problems, an antivirus software scanner should have detected the virus for you. Once it has done so, be sure to write down the exact name of the virus, as different viruses have different removal methods.
    If your scanner detects either a “Bloodhound” or “Eicar” virus, you can safely delete these, as they are actually not computer viruses. Instead they are files installed by your antivirus software to ensure it’s functioning properly.

    3. Remove the Virus
    If possible, viruses should be deleted upon detection – particularly if they are attached to an executable (.exe) file. If the file is one you need and do not have backed up, it is possible to disinfect the file, although this does not always work and could negatively affect your computer.

    4. Double-Check Your Work Is Done
    It’s not enough to simply assume you have eliminated the virus. Instead, it’s necessary to have your antivirus software rescan your computer. In fact, it is recommended you have two (up-to-date) antivirus programs run scans on your computer, as they are known at times to find viruses the other one doesn’t.
    Of course, the best and most reliable method of ensuring your computer is rid of viruses is taking preventative measures – most important of which is always practicing safe computing.

    When going to websites, check the identity first.
    Website Safe Diagnostic Tool/ Website Filtering – It is a diagnostic tool to evaluate the website code if it is safe or not.
    1. MyWOT (Just In Time Always, Need people to evaluate them, so many people have login in their MyWOT account, then more info can be revealed).
    2. McAfee SiteAdviser (Under Queue, Automation Tool)
    3. Google Diagnostic (Just In Time Always, One of most reliable tool)
    4. – More information about how to protect yourself from harmful software online, you can visit
    7. Try Sandboxie – Download Protector

    1. Google Unveils Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic Tool
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    3. Clearing the reputation of your site
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