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#1 Jan 19 2011 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey, I was just wondering if anyone could reccomend a free program that i could download to scan my PC for viruses and remove them. i currently use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and that usually works good to get rid of certain types of viruses. I dont think there are any on now, but i had my WoW account hacked a couple weeks ago, and i got an authenticator now, but still a little paranoid, and my account has been givin me a ton of wierd random DC's back to the login screen today, meanwhile, the Mrs is playing beside me on the same network connection and hasnt been DC'd once. im guessing its either my account or my pc, so any help would be great! ive just finished doin a password and email change to be on the safe side.

#2 Jan 19 2011 at 1:00 PM Rating: Good
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#4 Jan 19 2011 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
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fyi, malwarebytes isn't a virus scanner--it's a malware scanner that happens to catch some viruses.

Avast is a decent one, freebie and gets updates daily. There are better ones, but it's pretty much good to go out of the box for the general user--just install and go.

Whatever you decide to install, do a full safe-mode scan of the system at least once before you go back online. You probably have some nasties on there. It might even be worth trying the free trial period of UnHackMe to see if you have any rootkits installed that other scanners might not be able to remove.

#5 Jan 28 2011 at 1:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm currently using ZenOK free antivirus
so far no complains... good protection for important files.
#6 Feb 09 2011 at 12:15 AM Rating: Decent
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I use Avira. I've found it to be quite a fair bit better than most of the free AV software out there and better than much of the ones you have to pay for.
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#7 Mar 08 2011 at 5:26 AM Rating: Default
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Every and Each computer must have an antivirus software because of the detection for the virus . There are some diffrent kinds of virus are available such as Malware ,Norton,Kasperskey ,quick hill ,avast are the best antivirus software they can helps to our pc for the protecting the virus. Firewall is one of the best when using the internet then the switch is on.
#8 Mar 09 2011 at 9:39 AM Rating: Good
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I use free Avast on my laptop and free AVG on my PC. The big winner for AV software last year was Nortion 2011, which is $70 for three licenses. If you actually have serious virus issues, one of the free AV solutions may not be sufficient to clean up your system.
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#9 Mar 16 2011 at 12:19 AM Rating: Decent
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MSE is vary minimal on the resources and is actually very good. i get viruses just for the **** of it on a Test machines And MSE was very close to AVAST on a Manual Scan. and Close to Mcafee's detection rates with On demand Scanners.

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