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Free virus scanner?
« on: March 22, 2017, 01:24:25 pm »
I need a new virus scanner since Microsoft security essentials has been giving me problems with the scanning stuff
I use windows 7
If anyone knows any good ones I'd greatly appreciate it yo
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Re: Free virus scanner?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 02:53:46 pm »
I use Avira. It's free and has some cool features, but it's sort of heafty on your computer. Also, be careful when using two anti viruses, because they may detect each other and next thing you know, you literally have 30,000 detections.
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Re: Free virus scanner?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 02:55:46 pm »
I suggest either Malwarebytes or Avast
I've used both and they work pretty well
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Re: Free virus scanner?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 02:56:41 pm »
Thank you! I may try pip suggestions since that sounds kinda scary but funny dyno xD
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Re: Free virus scanner?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 02:57:55 pm »
I used Avast on my last laptop and it worked pretty well but I have no knowledge in this stuff really :'D
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Re: Free virus scanner?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 03:32:05 pm »
Avg free version and ( malware bytes specifically for malware without the active protection) was a good combo. Ive heard avast is a good option too.
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Re: Free virus scanner?
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 07:07:20 pm »
Avg free version and malware bytes (specifically for malware without the active protection) was a good combo.
This is pretty much what I use. AVG for frequent, automatic small scans, and Malwarebytes for in-depth scans when I manually want to conduct them. I know you're generally supposed to have only one malware-scanner at a time, but I find this combination to work well, and I feel better having a backup in case one or the other isn't working for whatever reason.
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