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Old 08-17-2007, 07:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what is the best free anti virus for windows vista and not heavy?

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Old 08-18-2007, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hello
i suggest Node32
it is a strong anti virus
however i don't use vista
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Avast! Anti virus

It is free, good and not heavy Antivirus

Free antivirus - avast! 4 Home Edition Download
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The best is kaspersky, but it cost money. The best free antivirus is either Avast Home or AVG.
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Well Zone alarm paid version has AV in it and IMO that is the best, But if you are after a free AV program use AVG free.
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rommy_tqt, your going to get a million different answers, even security experts don't agree, but they do agree that its best to have an antivirus and at least a couple other scanners thats good for spyware/trojans.

I've tried the big 3 free virus scanners and they all worked great for me and most people consider them sufficient, comes down to personal preference.

AVG, AVAST, ANTIVIR.

If you trust a paid version more most people are recommending nod32 and kaspersky these days.
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The best is kaspersky, but it cost money. The best free antivirus is either Avast Home or AVG.
Office Max has it for $39.99 for a back to school special.
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EVerything is free if you know how to use the internet..

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I think for paid antivirus programs NOD32 and Kaspersky are the best. My favorite free AV is AVG because it's light on resources, but Avast and Avira are also very good too.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i will probably have to say NOD32. the updates for NOD32 is automatic and it doesnt lag up your computer, NOD32 updates their virus definitions about once or twice a day, file system monitor, internet monitor, MS office monitor, and email monitor.

the only big advantage about NOD32 is probably how quick and efficient it can do a complete system scan.
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