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Kyleweatherly93

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Hey guys. I don't have any money to pay for a AV so i was wondering what you guys thought was the best FREE AV and Firewall for my net book??? anything helps. thanks again...
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Kat

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Hi Kyle and welcome to GeeksToGo! I have moved your thread from the Malware area to the Applications (software) area, as this is where it best fits. The Malware forum is only for help with infected computers. :)

In my humble opinion, I would go with either Avast or Avira for your free AntiVirus program. For a Firewall, I recommend Comodo. :)

PS: I'm sure others will jump in here and give their opinions. We all like different things for different reasons. You'll basically need to do your "homework", and decide which programs are the best fit for you.
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Seconded on avast home edition. The only small downside is that they make you register but it's free and you only need an email.
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Rising Antivirus, not as well known as the big hitters, but currently has 80,000,000 users (www.freerav.com). Comodo Firewall is fantastic and has an antivirus option that you can opt to not install (http://www.comodo.com/).
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Greetings Kyleweatherly93 and welcome to Geeks to Go!

As mentioned above, Avira and Avast are the big names in free protection which is effective. If I had to choose I think I would go with Avira myself. Both are very good --- either would serve you well. I personally use ZoneAlarm for my firewall and it works great! Comodo is also a great application but is not as friendly for users who are not very computer literate. It depends on your literacy level and what settings you are comfortable tweaking to get results.

In any case, I think the above suggestions are excellent. I don't think you will be disappointed :)

Good luck! :)
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