Where do I download antivirus and/or some security software from the internet?

I just bought a new computer and I want some FREE availalble anti virus or internet security software. What kind of software absolutely keeps my computer safe and where do i download it from the internet?

8 replies
  1. MLM says:

    Here is a list of some of the free security products available for download.

    ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
    http://www.zonealarm.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp
    Kerio Free Firewall
    http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Home-Home-Office/Sunbelt-Personal-Firewall/
    (Note: Use only one firewall)

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    Spyware Blocker

    This is free and requires you to check for and enable updates manually once a week or so. It uses no system resources. It blocks spyware before it installs.
    SpywareBlaster (inoculates, not a spyware removal tool)
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

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    AntiSpyware Applications

    SuperAntispyware
    http://superantispyware.com/
    Spybot S&D (free version requires manual updating)
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/
    AVG AntiSpyware
    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5
    Adaware from Lavasoft (free version requires automatic updating)
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
    (These programs can be run in Safe Mode after installation and updating)

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    Cache Cleaning Tool

    ATF Cleaner (An easy program to use to clear all old history, cookies, Java cache, etc.)
    http://www.atribune.org/content/view/19/2/

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    Antivirus Solutions

    AVG 7.5 AntiVirus (Vista Compatible)
    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1
    Avast Home Antivirus (Vista Compatible)
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
    AntiVir PE (Vista Compatible)
    http://www.free-av.com/

    ( Note: Only use one anti-virus product. Running more than one can cause conflicts thus rendering each ineffective.
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2000031316555206 )

  2. classic says:

    All of these are ones that I personally use and all are free.After you install any of them,make sure you update them to get the full affect.

    Download Grisoft AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus,Anti-Malware.(free)

    AVG is a collection of anti-virus protection tools that gives you full protection against viruses, worms, Trojans and malware. AVG provides you with all that you need to be completely protected: including a tool for scanning your hard drive and e-mail, as well as a real-time shield to prevent infections.
    Top Features

    » Provides automatic update functionality
    » Its a reliable anti-virus scanning engine
    » Provides free Virus Updates for life
    » Options to define file name extensions
    » Real time protection with resident shield, email scanning
    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/

    Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven’t intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been “hijacked” (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free.
    http://www.spybot.info/

    SUPERAntiSpyware will remove ALL the Spyware, NOT just the easy ones!
    Easily remove over 100,000 pests such as SmitFraud, Vundo, WinFixer, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, WinAntiVirus, AntiVermins and thousands more!
    http://www.superantispyware.com

    Yahoo toolbar offers FREE anti-spyware:
    Scan your computer for potentially destructive programs.
    Review suspicious-looking programs.
    Remove the programs you don’t want. Keep the ones you do.

    http://new.toolbar.yahoo.com/toolbar/features/norton/

    PC Tools Firewall Plus
    http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

    Here is another free anti-virus-
    PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition feature highlights
    Protects your PC as you are working, surfing and playing
    Detects, quarantines, disinfects and destroys Viruses, Trojans and Worms
    OnGuard™ protects your computer against threats in real-time

    Automatically checks for frequent updates against the latest threats.
    http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/
    *Never install more than one anti-virus on your PC, as they may conflict with each other. On the other hand, its always good to install more than one anti-spyware.
    * You will probably recieve several answers to your question. Whoever helped you the most,please come back and give that person Best Answer.

  3. Cayson says:

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/
    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/us/frt/0
    ^^ (AVG) ^^

    Download both of those and update them after they are installed. Run scans every now and then, and scan files before you open them (Especially compressed files(.zip, .rar)).

    If you have charter for an internet service, they offer a free virus protector (f-secure). Go to http://www.charter.net and log in, on the side panel there is a link that says F-Secure or Virus Protection. Click that and follow the directions. YOU CAN ONLY HAVE F-SECURE FOR VIRUS PROTECTION. OTHERS WILL INTERFERE AND SCREW IT UP. YOU CAN STILL USE POP-UP BLOCKERS.

  4. david w says:

    I use Spybot Search & Destroy and Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware. I use McAfee for anti virus, but it is not free. I have heard that AVG is a good anti-virus tool though. Depending on who your ISP is, you might be able download the Yahoo toolbar, which has an anti-virus and anti-apyware.

  5. alectaf says:

    this group would be very useful to you. it has a lot of links to free ware and loads of other things you need to know pass it on to your friends

    antivirus and spyware programs, if you are looking for a free antivirus and spyware, well I have been using these two for the last month or so, on a trial by myself, and so far, they are as good as any, that I have tried, if not better, since installing them they have picked up any and all known viruses and spyware.
    The spyware impressed me, when I installed a torrent tool bar, that was full of spyware it not only removed the spyware it removed the tool bar as well, which impressed me.
    The two programs are AVAST home and SPYWARE TERMINATOR; I would recommend these two programs to protect your systems.
    The first link is avast antivirus
    http://www.download.com/Avast-Home-Edition/3000-2239_4-10721010.html?tag=topic
    This is the link for spyware terminator
    http://www.download.com/Spyware-Terminator/3640-8022_4-10689834.html?tag=lst-0-1
    This is the link to a group that I have started for myself but I think it will be of future use to everyone that wants to join
    http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/arc_pc_clinic/
    If you go to this group you will find a lot of information to help you with your pc
    This group is new and will be updated with new topics on a regular intervals you have to join to take add vantage

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