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 Post subject: Which Free Anti-Virus??
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:37 pm 
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HI all,

I'm currently running AVG Free and it's getting on my nerves because it will ALT-TAB me back to windows for it's advertisements it keeps popping up. Are there any other free AV's that don't do this?"

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 Post subject: Re: Which Free Anti-Virus??
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:36 pm 
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If you haven't gotten a virus yet using avg free, you probably won't get one if you skip the antivirus program entirely (or just fall back on windows defender). Detection rates are generally a load of crap anyway, but if you are suspicious of a file upload it to virustotal or a similar site and check the report. Otherwise just continue to be careful, keep your browser up to date and augment it with a noscript+flashblock equivalent and an ad blocker with a malware domain filter.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Free Anti-Virus??
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:31 pm 
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I've used Avast free since 9 years ago, and it works pretty nice. Until now it's my AV of choice.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Free Anti-Virus??
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:48 pm 
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AVG turned off a lot of people when they started selling user data to advertisers.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2491600,00.asp

There is a anti-virus called SecureAPlus that free for one year. Nice thing about it's designed to run as a standalone or as a companion with another anti-virus. It comes with 12 cloud anti-virus engines, has its pros and cons. Two other features it comes with is application whitelisting. So it will prompt you when unknown file tries to execute. Upon that SecureAPlus will also connect to VirusTotal and display the file rating.

https://www.secureaplus.com


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 Post subject: Re: Which Free Anti-Virus??
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:42 pm 
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Thanks for the info.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Free Anti-Virus??
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:39 am 
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Here is something amusing on the subject of anti-virus services...
http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/06 ... -or-links/


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 Post subject: Re: Which Free Anti-Virus??
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:57 pm 
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I've always used Avast, but lately it's starting to get like every other Antivirus program - Intrusive and annoying. They used to be like 'We can protect your computer' in a soft and mellow voice. Now it's basically like Avast is shouting at you with 'WE CAN SECURE YOUR COMPUTER'

Something like...

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 Post subject: Re: Which Free Anti-Virus??
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:17 am 
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Any AV recommendations for an older Kit Kat-based Android tablet?

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 Post subject: Re: Which Free Anti-Virus??
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:39 am 
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tunnelcat wrote:
Any AV recommendations for an older Kit Kat-based Android tablet?


Not installing apps from untrusted sources. And updating from Kit Kat if possible


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 Post subject: Re: Which Free Anti-Virus??
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:10 pm 
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tunnelcat wrote:
Any AV recommendations for an older Kit Kat-based Android tablet?


https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... roid&hl=en


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 Post subject: Re: Which Free Anti-Virus??
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:49 pm 
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fliptw wrote:
tunnelcat wrote:
Any AV recommendations for an older Kit Kat-based Android tablet?


Not installing apps from untrusted sources. And updating from Kit Kat if possible


I only install apps from the Google Play Store and I'm updated with the OS as far as Google and Samsung will allow with this old of a tablet. It probably has to do with the slower processor speed and memory. The tablet did start out with Jelly Bean and I got as far as Kit Kat with the OS update when I did it.

Thanks Grendel. :)

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