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Avast Free Anti-Virus 2016 vs SecureAPlus Free (Latest)

Q: Avast Free Anti-Virus 2016 vs SecureAPlus Free (Latest)

Avast and SecureAPlus have been fairly interesting for me. Both seem to have great scanning and protection. Which would you choose?
NOTE: I have heard that SecureAPlus may have a really slow scan in the beginning. If that something you don't like that fine, Avast has a slow scan as well so I am not counting against either one.

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A: Avast Free Anti-Virus 2016 vs SecureAPlus Free (Latest)

Thread Approved. Here are the official websites:

Avast Free Antivirus: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
SecureAPlus: Free Cloud Antivirus & Application Control for PC - SecureAPlus
@J Gamez065 If all factors are to be considered, why is the initial slow scanning ignored?

System Resource Usage
Realistic Performance Impact
Ease of Use
Graphical User Interface
Inclusive Product Features
Preferred Product and Why?

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I have had Avast Free anti-virus for a long time. At some point, after an automatic upgrade, all my messages in Outlook 2003 got an added anti-spam toolbar from Avast. I don't want it.

I did not find any way to make it go away from inside Outlook. It does not appear as an add-on in the relevant places. At some point, there was a register-based solution that was floating around on the Web. It worked with a previous version of Avast, but not with the current one.

I uninstalled Avast (with the proprietary uninstall tool, in safe mode) and reinstalled it twice. At some point, the anti-spam appeared as a separate module, so naturally I refused installation / deactivated it / uninstalled it (don't remember which). Yet it's impossible to make the toolbar go away.

If I de-activate or uninstall the mail shield module, the anti-spam toolbar goes away, but I don't want that. I want Avast to scan my mail, of course.

Now that I have nixed it somehow, the anti-spam component does not show anymore in the Settings / Components panel, not even in order to be re-activated. I don't know if this is a bug or a feature. It happens with other Avast components that I have refused, or uninstalled, and which do not appear anymore in the options panel as an option available for re-activation.

The anti-spam, illogically, is not part of the mail shield component, and no relevant settings appear in the mail shield settings.

A request in the Avast forum did not bring any helpful answers.

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A:Avast Free anti-virus : unwanted anti-spam toolbar in Outlook 2003

I wonder why you're still using Outlook 2003?

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Is anyone using the Free Avast AV? If so, could you answer a few questions I have?

I notice two places to download the Free Avast from.

#1- I went to http://www.avast.com and that takes me to a CNET download page. The file is named "avast_free_antivirus_setup" and is about 90MB. Is that the one I should download even though it is from CNET and not directly from Avast? It doesn say ".exe" at the end!

HOWEVER there is another download at http://www.avast.com/en-us/support (under 'download this software") that has a "Avast_free_antivirus_online.setup.exe" that is only 4.6 MB. (under 'Download software)
WHICH ONE IS CORRECT as they both differ in size?

#2- I understand that when I am installing I will be requested to 'register.' Is that correct? And if I do not register, I will be only allowed to use the Avast for 30 days.
If I do register will I be able to use the Avast forever?

#3- Can I install on more than one of my computers? If so, will I be asked to register for each one? And if so would I input the same information in each one that I put in when I registered the first one?
Thanks for any help.

A:Avast Free Anti Virus

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I have installed Avast free and every time I turn on my lap top it says aprogram i have been using for years has a virus and it removes the icon. I put it back and Avast removes it. This has never happened with any other anti visus program! Does anyone know how to stop this? Thanks!

A:Avast free anti virus

Submit that file to:


Jotti's Malware Scan

Let's see what they say about that program.

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I am clueless what this issue is concerned. My Avast! always blocks every kind of download or certain programs/games like (Python IDE Canopy or Counter Strike Global Offensive).
I added such a message as a picture. Can you help me resolve that issue and maybe clean my system from Malware?

King Regards,

A:Avast! Anti Virus Free blocks everything

File System Shield checks any programs at the moment they are started and other files at the moment they are opened or closed. If anything suspicious is detected, the file system shield will prevent the program from being started or the file from being opened to prevent any damage being caused to your computer and data. A suspicious detection does not mean the file is actually malicious so avast allows you to add the file to the exclusion list and report it as a false positive so the detection will be removed.This detections has been reported previously (and not exclusively by avast) but may need to be reported to avast again.Steam.exe being detected as a TrojanSteam.exe was just flagged as a trojanSteam.exe False PositiveThe detection has also been reported at the Steam Community forums.avast blocking csgo.exe and steam.exe thinking its a 'dropperSteam.exe Virus?

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I am curious to know if anyone has tried or is using Avast 4 Home, free version? And your opinion as to how well it does/doesn't work.

I am currently using AVG which I have seen recommended here at TSG by many.

A:Avast for Home Anti-virus (Free)

Avast is good but if AVG is working fine for you why switch

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Can anyone suggest a good free anti virus program besides AVG and Avast, that has real time monitoring? Thx

A:Need A Free Anti Virus Prog BESIDES AVG & AVAST

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Hello Everyone,

I have heard that Avast AV is a great free AV client so I just downloaded it and installed it. The free version is good for 1 year and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for another AV client that does not have a registration time out period and one that is completely free. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much in advanced.


A:Solved: Avast Anti-Virus Free

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Which av is best ?

BD Free is not compatible with Windows 10

A:Bitdefender free 2016 vs Panda free 2016 vs Avira free 2016


This is my Top from what you listed.

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Equipment and installed Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware software:
Asus 200s notebook, windows 8.1 updated
Avast free anti virus (always running)
Malwarebytes Anti malware
Super Anti Spyware (always running)
Spybot search and destroy (just installed, running at the moment)
herd protect scanner
Was using Ccleaner to look at my startup programs, found mcagent.exe. It appears to be an updater for Macafee's anti virus. I don't care for their program, so if it was pre installed I removed it.
Does anyone know if any of my other programs would use it? If it doesn't serve a purpose I'd rather not use the CPU cycles.

A:Macafee's mcagent.exe and Avast Free anti virus

having all these anti virus programs running at the same time will do more harm then good,
pick one and stick with it, disable or remove the others

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I've tried going through the "takeown" process and just going into Properties/Security/Ownership.......but nothing seems to be letting me delete the folder.

Here are the errors I get after trying both:
1. An error occurred while applying security information to: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast
Access is denied
Contine Cancel

2. If you have just taken ownerhsip of this object, you will need to close and reopend this object's properties before you can view or change permissions.


I've already "deleted" the program, using Revo Uninstaller....but the folder still exists....and a constant reminder "YOU'RE AT RISK......YOUR AVAST ANTI-VIRUS HAS EXPIRED" is a non-stop annoyance.

Has anyone had this problem? Got the easy solution?

Thanks for any help.

Running Windows 7 Home Premium
on Intel Core 2 Quad, 64bit


A:Avast free anti-virus will not let me Delete its folder.

Try the uninstall utility listed for Avast here List of anti-malware product removal tools - Microsoft Answers

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A:What's a good free Anti-Virus program other than AVG or Avast?

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I am running the latest versions of Avast Free Antivirus and Google Chrome. I turn off behaviour shield and Chrome runs fine. I turn it back on and the Chrome window appears and just hangs permanently without loading. I tried making Chrome a 'trusted process' in 'expert settings', but that didn't help at all. I also tried removing all extensions from Chrome to no avail. I installed Avast after Chrome and Chrome seemed to work prefectly fine for a few weeks, so I have no idea why the problem started. I have read about a few conflicts with Chrome and various antivirus products since recently reseraching this, but have have found no solution that works for me yet. I am running Windows XP MCE 2002 SP3 32 bit. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Avast Free Anti-virus And Google Chrome.

Hello -Please remove (uninstall) avast! from Control Panel > Add / Remove, now follow the advice from Avast Experts -Uninstall Utility From Avast home page -Sometimes it?s not possible to fully uninstall and remove all traces of avast! the standard way - using the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS in control panel. In this case, you can use our uninstallation utility aswClear.How to uninstall our software using aswClear:1. Download aswclear.exe on your desktop2. Start Windows in Safe Mode >> (if you are not sure how, please ask)3. Open (execute) the uninstall utility4. If you installed avast! in a different folder than the default, browse for it. (Note: Be careful! The content of any folder you choose will be deleted!)5. Click REMOVE6. Restart your computerDownload Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus from this direct link >> http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=183489Try M.S.E. for a few days and see if your problems still exist. If the problem still exists Uninstall Chrome and try Internet Explorer for a few days -Thank You -

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I run both Windows Defender and Avast Free Anti Virus but I am wondering if I really need both of them running at the same time. Can I safely remove Windows Defender and rely on Avast Free to do the same job?

A:Windows Defender v Avast Free Anti virus

No you shouldn't run two AVs at the same time, it's asking for trouble. I'm surprised Defender didn't turn off automatically when Avast was installed. But yes, uninstall one. Just make sure it's Avast you uninstall and keep Defender, Avast is well known for causing BSODs whereas Defender doesn't.

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I've tried many free antivirus over the years, but these two have always consistently been the ones I liked the most.

After some issues with Windows 10 last year, I had to briefly switch to Avira but after the issues were fixed I got back to Avast because it was the one I had learned to rely upon in the last few years. However, I'm open to reassess my position between these two excellent products. Something that has also spurred me to reassess the situation was the fact that LifeHacker has recently changed their recommendation from Avast to Avira as the "The Best (Free) Antivirus App for Windows".

On one hand Avast offers a more complete feature set:

File System Shield
Web Shield
Mail Shield
Behavior Blocker (DeepScreen)

Still, I disable the E-mail blocker because I solely use Web mail. I also disable the Web shield because:

It seems to slightly slow down my browsing
I don't like to have all my HTTP traffic analyzed by the AV or any other program
Sometimes it doesn't play well with HTTPS because it internally to scan the encrypted traffic which changes the original website's certificate (I know I can selectively disable the Web Shield for HTTPS only)

So, in practice, I have been using the File System Shield and the Behavior Blocker at default sensitivity settings (no Hardened Mode) to avoid too many False Positives and issues with less known software. I've had no problems with this set up for a long time.

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A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016 vs Avira Free Antivirus 2016

I vote for avast free more options more tweaks u can do in any option, and good deleting " dangers ". ofc software updater desactivate.
avira is anoying when detect some " infecction". run quick scan then many times ask fot reset pc not really good deleting real "dangers".
another thing is " the cloud " based.. oh common without internet cant do nothing really ?..
Abouth resources 50/50 both are good in this, ofc more " shields " u active and more " grade of detection " u activate more cpu/ram uses.

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A:Bitdefender free vs Panda free vs Avira free 2016


This is my Top from what you listed.

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Hi, all!
With interest I have read the Emsisoft Blog article about free anti-virus vendors that bundle PUPs with them. Here, 7 out of 8 tested free antivirus suites bundle with PUPs. A bit further down the article, an important fact is stated, and I quote:

...Bitdefender Free is one of the only clean antivirus vendors that does not come with any PUPs.

I therefore would like to know: Which more free anti-virus suites than Bitdefender Free do not bundle PUPs?
Thank you very much in advance!

A:Most free anti-virus suites now bundle PUPs except Bitdefender Free?

Well, Emsisoft Anti-Malware offers a 30 days trial of their program and doesn't bundle PUPs. Emsisoft doesn't bundle any PUPs at all in fact.

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2 things im looking for here. does anyone know of a free antivirus program that would run on windows 2000 server? and any recommendations on a free typing program that allows you to type full paragraphs? or if maybe there is a good typing program thats worth buying?

A:Free Anti-virus for server 2000/Free typing programs

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Dell Desktop Windows Vista Home Premium

Im running AVG Free Editon as my virus protections software. I was wondering if there are any other Free virus programs that work better than my AVG Free Edition.
Im also running Windows Defender as my Spyware/Malware protection program. Are there any other spyware/malware protection programs that work better than Windows Defender?

Any suggestions appreciated,
Thank you

A:Best Free Anti-virus? Best free Spyware Malware protection?

The most problems that i find is with the info that cookies manage to send out.. as for the good old virus i can honestly say that i can blame that on Zone Labs. so i got me a virus checker and malware or cookie killer.all i can say is that you get nothing for nutin in this world. so do yourself a favor and spring for the few bucks, this i can honestly tell you, my internet provider supplies the big MAC for free and yet i prefer zone alarm.

have a good day

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Don't think this offer will be around for long so grab it while you can


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Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2263

NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2263

With best Regards

A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2263 BETA

After reading the changes, the "Removed NG (VHardware virtualization) - moved the technology to cloud, in next betas we will introduce new flow for handling unknown files" sounds interesting. I know they had issues with NG (Windows 10 and some Windows 8 and 8.1).

They need to work more on the Suspicious Behavior (HIPS), some malware can bypass it.

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I ran the free version for years and never had a problem. Suddenly I find that AVG no longer has a free version. Is that true or is it hidden somewhere?

A:Why is AVG now charging for their "free" anti-virus program not free

I found it HERE

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hi i would like to see which every one prefers?

A:Avast Free vs AVG Free vs Avira Free Antivirus for Windows

AVG proactive protection does very good work most of the time

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Hi, Im running Win-xp. My hard-drive went out about a year ago and I had to reload Win-xp. I did not find any virus software to re-install. Is there a place to download some free anti-virus software? Like Mcafee? thanks...

A:Where can I get the latest "Free" anti-virus software?

AVG is both popular and good

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I want change my computer protection.

I want install Avast or Avira. But Avira doesn't have a firewall, so I want install avira + comodo firewall.

Which would be better for zero day malware protection and signatures: Avast Internet Security 2016 Or Avira+ Comodo firewall

A:Avast Internet Security 2016 VS Avira Free + Comodo Firewall

Avira + Comodo firewall is almost unbreakable. Best signatures and best proactive for zero day malwares.

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Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta Version released - 2016.12.2.2275

In this release, we are trying to finish a few long-going internal projects. Especially improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ Fixed issues with the new implementation of Windows Security center registration
+ The new Settings > Components menu is ready - please report any issues

Known Issues:
- From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason
NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275

With best Regards

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Pls Help Me to decided which one should i go with? My eset smart security licence end in 15 days.Pls give your reason.

A:Avast! Free Antivirus 2015/2016 beta3 vs Eset Smart Security 9

I haven't tried Avast 2015/16 Beta but all the previous versions have been too much loaded ones, hate avast because of this.
Using ESET Smart Security 9, fees lighter than even ESET Smar Security 8, loving it.

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First, thank you for your reading.
I want to ask you about the better setting for building secure PC on Windows 10 as a consumer.

I am using Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as the main anti-malware software and firewall software on my PC. It looks good.

But at sometimes, Bitdefender is heavy a little, especially when updating signatures.
And booting time of my PC is long. Updating time at start up Windows is also long. I think it.

So I seaching another security softwares for my PC, and I find some softwares which I guess that it is good for using PC. The soft is Avast Free 2016, and Microsoft EMET or Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free Edition.

Which is better, Avast Free 2016 or Bitdefender Security 2017. I will use EMET or MBAE for covering protection of vulnerability when I use Avast Free.

What is Bitdefender and Avast Free regarded as security software for Windows 10 Consumers?
Which software do many people regard as a good solution?
I heard that Bitdefender is getting very high level score in many tests, but it is heavy for many PC.
And I aloso heard that Latest Avast Free gives security enough for many consumers, but sometimes do false detection, and it may be serious for OS at sometimes.
Please teach me about above things. I guess my English is not well, but I will read all replies from everyone. If I will be late replyng you. excuse me.

Thank you!

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Hi everyone, I right now have Avast free antivirus downloaded onto my computer alongside malwarebytes anti malware free and emsisoft emergency kit. I would like to add more on demand scanners to my system and hence i tried downloading emsisoft anti malware but it seems that the software has issues with Avast being on my system. I am trying to make choice on whether i leave configuration as it is or delete either avast and download emsisoft or not download emsisoft in the first place. Everyone's input is much appreciated!

A:Emsisoft Anti Malware vs. Avast Free Antivirus

Emsisoft AntiMalware and Avast are full antiviruses, so running both at the same time is not recommended, as it may cause conflicts. You have to choose one of them. You probably can leave Avast as your main AV and use Emsisoft Emergency Kit as an on demand scanner. Other options for on demand scanner: Zemana Antimalware Free, Norton Power Eraser, Hitman Pro (paid). Choose those which best suits you. I wouldn't recommend Malwarebytes anymore, as its quality has degraded significantly since version 3 was released.

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A:Bitdefender Free Antivirus 2016 vs FortiClient 5.4 Free

What if I were to tell you, there is NO best?

What Antivirus do you currently use, and why is it important for you to know which one is the better product?

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Kaspersky found HEUR:trojan.win32.generic
says it's awating re-boot, i have re-booted several times and no change.
Malwarebytes found PUP.riskwaretool.ck and
PUM.Hijack.Startmenu bad : (0) good: (1) > quarantined and successfully repaired.
Avast didn't find anything
and i can not gain acces to the internet , but do see a strong signal.
can you help me out, Bleepingcomputer? did i provide enough information?
thank, you.

A:Windows 7/64-bit scanned with Kaspersky/Malwarebytes (free)/ and Avast (free)

Please boot into safemode with networking and let me know if you can connect to internet

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I have always used Avast and Comodo as my AV/Firewall combination. I find it to be very useful, and although Comodo provides many annoying popups, they are useful and informational (I would consider myself a competent computer user, though no expert).

Recently, I just wanted to see how good my combination was and if there was a better one. I found topics that said of how Avast's web shield completely bypasssed Comodo's rules. I tested this:

1) Block chrome.exe in Comodo completely
2) Check that both Comodo and Avast are updated, and Avast web shield ON
3) Open Chrome and see what happens

Results: At first I thought it was fine, google.com was blocked. Then I tried clicking on bookmarks. yahoo.com would open, youtube.com would open, etc. I was shocked to find that Comodo was letting these websites open even though chrome.exe was blocked!

After doing some more research, and realizing that this was a big problem, and that many solutions did not work, with avast being blamed or comodo being outdated, or even that Win 7 64 bit was limiting comodo, I tested it again with web shield OFF.

I repeated the process of blocking chrome and opened google.com and other websites. This time all the websites were blocked!

Is there a solution where I can keep web shield on and have comodo be effective in blocking? Or do I need a new firewall?

A:Avast 7 free! AV + Comodo Free Firewall Conflicts

No one has a solution?

Offtopic: Spybot S&D or SUPERAntiSpyware? It's kind of obvious, but is spybot still horrible?

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My eset 1 year key just expired, thinking of installing Avast free av for my home pc.,is it a good choice ?

A:Avast Free - Are Free antivirus software good ?

Avast free antivirus is an excellent choice in hardened mode! just make sure you deselect all the crap that you do not need during install ( secureline - browsercleaner - avast cleaner - software updater and so on. )

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I had previously installed NORTON SECURITY and accidentally uninstalled it. It would not open after re-installation. Now AVG free and AVAST free will not open from download. Win 7pro

A:AVG free AVAST free NORTON SECURITY will not open

first off you should only have one anti virus program installed on your computer. did you use norton's uninstall tool ? run the tool , restart , run the tool the second time.


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SecureAPlus VS Voodoo Shield Free VS Crystal Security which one is the lightest? (CPU Wise)

A:SecureAPlus VS Voodoo Shield Free VS Crystal Security

I find Voodoo Shield light on my system. Crystal Security may be even lighter but VS protection is better with lightness. And VS have few protection modes so you can choose the suitable one.

If I had a personal system I would go for either Windows Defender + VS or may be VS alone.

SecureAPlus will definitely be heavier compared to other 2. I have tried VS & CS & both were light here. Never tried SecureAPlus.

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Have bad infection...need best free Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, and Anti-malware software please....


Running Windows XP

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I am running avast free, spybot s&d free. should I turn off windows defender? What about malwarebytes pro instead of spybot? will more then 1 antispyware program slow down my computer?

A:avast free,spybot s&d free and win defender

I haven't used spybot in many years, it got too glitchy and difficult to use for me...
I tested several Anti Malware programs years ago and chose Malwarebytes (MBAM) Pro, no regrets here.
If you're thinking of MBAM paid, you should get the PRO Lifetime license while you still can.

Newegg.com - malwarebytes pro

MBAM Premium (Ver 2) is an annual license (yearly fees).
I don't use Windows Defender, I use MBAM real time on all my systems.

For additional "real-time security" I also use:
WinPatrol - WinPatrol- Ruiware, LLC
EMET - Download Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit v3.0 from Official Microsoft Download Center

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Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies about security. You can sugges other free products that are easy and protect well. Only antivirus.

A:Avast free vs Bitdefender free for newbies

If they absolutely don't know anything ("Hey, what's quarantine? What's scanning? What's definitions?") then Bitdefender without a doubt. If they know basic settings and to tell the difference between false positives than Avast!. I'll have to vote Bitdefender here, but Avast! is a much greater antivirus with those with basic security knowledge.

Update: See below post. I know longer reccommend Bitdefender. +1 to Avast!

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On April 8, I took down Microsoft Essentials and downloaded free Avast.

I also have Century Link and failed to explore if they had free anti-virus, which turns out, they have Norton.

That said, should I stay with free Avast or transfer to free Norton?

Thank you.

A:Solved: Free Norton vs. Free Avast on my XP

what version of norton are they offering for free ?

you will get a lot of different opinion with that question, also products change over time, for example MSE was one of the better products late last year, but is slowly falling down the comparison sites tests.

here are some comparison sites

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I downloaded Avast because it was free. It says that I have to register to Avast! Free Anti-virus. I thought this program was free? Or is registering for free?

A:Is registering Avast! Free Antivirus free?

It is free.

Registering it is simple.

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Hi all!

What do you think I should use as a second opinion scanner?

Until now I use ESET + MBAM. I never used EMSISOFT but I always hear good things about it

A:EMSISOFT Anti-Malware free or MBAM Free as a second opinion scanner

Why not both using MBAM and Emsisoft Emergency Kit? On demand scanners should help you to track down potential infections as possible with various tools available.

Emsisoft AM is a full blown AV but it can be experimental on other security products as combination just use at your own risk as possible.

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I'm running Zemana Antilogger Free and I would like to know if there's any benefit in also having Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free, or does ZAL Free's SSL Intrusion Prevention module do pretty much what MBAE Free does.

The ZAL Free SSL Intrusion Prevention module does the following:
-Protects SSL (https) data pre-encryption
-Prevents Man-In-The-Browser and HTML injection attacks
-Monitors the Trusted Root CA Store for fake root certificate installations

A:Zemana Antilogger Free and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free?

@uninfected1 ZAL Free is compatible with MBAE, use them both

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Are there any free, updated and/or recent Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware combos that could offer better protection than windows defender for windows 10?

A:Good Free Windows 10 Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Combos

If you don't want to pay then I would recommend avast! Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender.For more suggestions such as Sophos, Panda,and Avira see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.Also see Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.

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A:What is a good Free Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware software?

Hello Rawkfist, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you like, Avast is a good free option.

AVAST 2014 | Download Free Antivirus Software for Virus Protection

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I am planning on purchasing one eventually but just in the mean time to keep things safe any recommendations?
I've just cleaned up my computer of random "free anti-virus software" that was downloaded over a period of time, and my computer is finally free and I wanna keep it that way! hehe
Any help is much appreciated.
Thank you,

A:Best free anti-virus/anti-malware/protection for Windows XP 32-bit

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramHere are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:Best anti-virus software for windows 8? 2015Looking for recommended anti-virus softwaresWhat is the best antivirus protection?What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?Recommend a good free antivirus programWhich antivirus and malware programs should I use together?Antivirus Solution?Here are links to polls about this very subject:Poll: Best Antivirus and FirewallPoll: Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand Scanner

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what is best free anti-spyware, anti-virus software for Windows 8?

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