virus protection...any safe and free ones???? What do you use???

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/space.gif We have McAfee that came with our computer, but we are getting sick of paying the renewal fee each year. Our last computer got a fatal Trojan horse and several other viruses and had to be replaced with this one, which has already crashed.

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  1. #1
    The Victors
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    Default virus protection...any safe and free ones???? What do you use???





    We
    have McAfee that came with our computer, but we are getting sick of paying the
    renewal fee each year. Our last computer got a fatal Trojan horse and several
    other viruses and had to be replaced with this one, which has already crashed.
    Maybe we just have bad luck with Windows and should have bought an Apple.
    Anyway, I was wondering what every else was using as a virus protection before
    our subscription runs out in 7 days according to the email I received this
    morning.


    I
    know emails are regularly sent recommending one, but I wanted to check with
    everyone to get an idea of good ones that are used. I am going to google some
    and get an idea as well.





    Thanks,





    Melissa
    in OK




  2. #2
    Ann James
    Guest

    Default virus protection...any safe and free ones???? What do you use???

    I got PC tools off of CNET downloads. It is free and

    it has kept all the virus's off. I've tried others but

    the virus' returned and this one has been doing well.

    --- The Victors <dvictor1@cox.net> wrote:



    >

    >

    > We have McAfee that came with our computer, but we

    > are getting sick of

    > paying the renewal fee each year. Our last computer

    > got a fatal Trojan

    > horse and several other viruses and had to be

    > replaced with this one, which

    > has already crashed. Maybe we just have bad luck

    > with Windows and should

    > have bought an Apple. Anyway, I was wondering what

    > every else was using as

    > a virus protection before our subscription runs out

    > in 7 days according to

    > the email I received this morning.

    >

    > I know emails are regularly sent recommending one,

    > but I wanted to check

    > with everyone to get an idea of good ones that are

    > used. I am going to

    > google some and get an idea as well.

    >

    >

    >

    > Thanks,

    >

    >

    >

    > Melissa in OK

    >

    >









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  3. #3
    Michelle Belt
    Guest

    Default virus protection...any safe and free ones???? What do you use???

    There is AVG I use it and no problems with viruses.

    Michelle in PA

    On 5/7/07, The Victors[/b] <dvictor1@cox.net> wrote:











    <font face="Verdana" size="3"> 12pt;font-family: Verdana;">We
    have McAfee that came with our computer, but we are getting sick of paying the
    renewal fee each year. Our last computer got a fatal Trojan horse and several
    other viruses and had to be replaced with this one, which has already crashed.
    Maybe we just have bad luck with Windows and should have bought an Apple.
    Anyway, I was wondering what every else was using as a virus protection before
    our subscription runs out in 7 days according to the email I received this
    morning.


    <font face="Verdana" size="3"> 12pt;font-family: Verdana;">I
    know emails are regularly sent recommending one, but I wanted to check with
    everyone to get an idea of good ones that are used. I am going to google some
    and get an idea as well.


    <font face="Verdana" size="3"> 12pt;font-family: Verdana;">


    <font face="Verdana" size="3"> 12pt;font-family: Verdana;">Thanks,


    <font face="Verdana" size="3"> 12pt;font-family: Verdana;">


    <font face="Verdana" size="3"> 12pt;font-family: Verdana;">Melissa
    in OK






    [/quote]

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    Michelle and Stephen in PA
    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don&#39;t matter and those who matter don&#39;t mind !



  4. #4
    dillydabble
    Guest

    Default virus protection...any safe and free ones???? What do you use???

    Hi! I use AVG and it works great! You can go to

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1 and get it for free!



    Jai in St George, Georgia

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "The Victors" <dvictor1@...> wrote:

    >

    >

    >

    > We have McAfee that came with our computer, but we are getting

    sick of

    > paying the renewal fee each year. Our last computer got a fatal

    Trojan

    > horse and several other viruses and had to be replaced with this

    one, which

    > has already crashed. Maybe we just have bad luck with Windows and

    should

    > have bought an Apple. Anyway, I was wondering what every else was

    using as

    > a virus protection before our subscription runs out in 7 days

    according to

    > the email I received this morning.

    >

    > I know emails are regularly sent recommending one, but I wanted to

    check

    > with everyone to get an idea of good ones that are used. I am

    going to

    > google some and get an idea as well.

    >

    >

    >

    > Thanks,

    >

    >

    >

    > Melissa in OK

    >










  5. #5
    gearmaven1
    Guest

    Default virus protection...any safe and free ones???? What do you use???

    Isn't this a real hassle? Would like to throttle those hacker types

    who get joy out of making our lives miserable and corporations

    recovery costly.



    Anyway, rant aside, I also use AVG Free Edition and have been very

    pleased with it. But you can't just stop there nowadays. I'd suggest

    that you read KRC Internet Security at

    http://www.greyknight17.com/internet_security.php for some "rules of

    the road" regarding keeping your computer secure. Kevin also has links

    to the best download sites for the free antivirus, firewall,

    antispyware, etc., programs.



    Following his recommendations, weekly I also run free editions of

    AdAware SE Personal Edition (can download from CNET's

    <a href="http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5">http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-...045910.html?p\

    art=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5</a>)

    and Spybot (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html) to check

    for spyware problems.



    Another way to obtain free software is to watch out for the special

    rebate offers that occur often at the office supply stores for the

    namebrand/popular antivirus and antispyware software programs. In

    March Staples offered a deal with McAfee Internet Security whereby you

    could get the new product free after rebate or even make money. I made

    $15 on the deal after all was said and done, have received all rebates

    with no problem, and have a new version of the program that will be

    good for 1 year when I load it. (Don't have WinXP on my home computer

    so will be installing on my parent's when I visit this week.) Always

    check out the free offers at Staples, Office Depot, Office Max. They

    are frequent and save a lot of money.



    Stay secure!










  6. #6
    ozi_nut
    Guest

    Default virus protection...any safe and free ones???? What do you use???

    >Hi Melissa,



    I use AVG free Edition and I have never had a virus in the 7 years I

    have been on the net they are wonderful and the updates are regular and

    fast!



    Could not recommend them enough



    shay

    >

    >

    > We have McAfee that came with our computer, but we are getting sick

    of

    > paying the renewal fee each year. Our last computer got a fatal

    Trojan

    > horse and several other viruses and had to be replaced with this one,

    which

    >

    > Thanks,

    >

    >

    >

    > Melissa in OK

    >










 

 

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