What is a good free Virus or Internet Security Software?

What is a good virus or internet security freeware I can download from the internet? (Other then Norton, Mcafee or AVG). This is an older laptop that it’s for so I prefer something that doesn’t make a machine run too slow. I’m interested in free trials too.

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  1. mr.grumpygit says:

    A selection of Free AVs

    http://www.avast.com/eng/programs.html – AVAST!
    http://www.free-av.com/ – Avira AntiVir Personal
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/PC_Tools_AntiVirus_Free_Edition_d5469.html – PC Tools Free Edition
    http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/ – MS Security Essentials

    Others can be found by searching the web.

    You can find independent test results on many AVs at http://www.av-comparatives.org/ – this can help you decide which is best for you.

    IMPORTANT!! Remember – only install ONE AV. Having 2 AVs may sound great but they can cause conflicts with each other. http://www.whatthetech.com/2007/10/20/can-i-install-more-than-one-anti-virus/ will provide you with more information.

  2. erewigoagin says:

    Just personal opinion of course. I use Avast , I have also got superantispyware and Malwarebytes. I recently changed to Comodo firewall which seems fine and I seem to boot up quicker. They are all free for personal use and I have had no trouble with Viruses Trojans Hackers etc. I also use Windows Defender from the Microsoft site. It is safe to use two anti-spy products but never use more than one A/V as it can cause conflicts. You should run A/V and anti spy weekly.
    You will have to find the appropriate links as i am now getting violations each time I post a link. Seems like I have a troll.

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