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AV for Beginners?


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kemet45

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I I just got me a new computer and I need to download a free antivirus for my computer data protection? :confused:

I need an easy one

PLease

Thanks.
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Moved to applications forum.

Try Microsoft Security Essentials: http://windows.microsoft.com/mse It's also free.
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Moved to applications forum.

Try Microsoft Security Essentials: http://windows.microsoft.com/mse It's also free.


is this a free or paid service? or trial?
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Not a trial. Free full version of Microsoft's antivirus. It operates mostly silent in the background, and is light on system resources. Good detection and removal.
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Thanks for the advice. Im really new with antivirus protection software, so I did some research about different free antivirus providors; avast seems to be a popular one but I think is too much advanced for me. Can I download try several ones at the same time? I was planning to test Microsoft's, avast, and zenok to see how it goes. I want to learn more about it.

Thanks again :help: :thumbsup:
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Read Admins tutorial http://www.geekstogo...yware-software/

Note the guidance as to why you should not have more than one AV installed.
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Sorry for the delayed response here:

Read Admins tutorial http://www.geekstogo...yware-software/

Note the guidance as to why you should not have more than one AV installed.


Can I download try several ones at the same time?


No! Please read admins link as posted by phillpower2.

Also, you may want to disclose which AV came pre-installed as a free trial basis on your new computer. Even if you uninstall the software from the computer, residual files can be left behind that interfere and a special removal tool may be necessary to remove it completely from the system.

Further guidance is always a click away.

:)
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I would suggest using AVAST as a free antivirus. It's widely used and it's one of the best although it's free. Another thing people tend to forget is that a good antivirus should also be able to get rid of a virus it detected. As far as I know, Avast does a good job here too.

http://forum.avast.c...p?topic=92730.0

http://www.opswat.co...cember-2011.pdf
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