Free AntiVirus

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by SE, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. SE

    SE Guest

    I need a free antivirus program that I can leave disabled and one that I
    don't have to disable everytime I start up the ol laptop. I'm using Vista and
    I have tried AVG, AntiVir, and Avast!, none of which will let me permanently
    disable on startup.

    I need an antivirus program (who doesn't?), but I do not need one running
    all the time.

    Any suggestions?
     
    SE, Mar 21, 2008
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  2. SE

    f/fgeorge Guest

    Yes, forget your current thinking and find one, like AVG and Avast,
    that uses as little of the cpu and memory as possible. To think one
    does not need an anti-virus is the person that will forget to turn it
    on when they do need it. Test for the smallest footprint, Kaspersky
    may be another to look at, and stick with it.
     
    f/fgeorge, Mar 21, 2008
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  3. SE

    Bob Guest

    Do you also think one should practice safe sex sometimes?
     
    Bob, Mar 21, 2008
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  4. SE

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Your problem is that you don/t know how to use Programs!
    Let Avast start, then right-click on desktop icon>Stop on-access Protection.
    You are a fool to do it, but that's your problem!
     
    Mick Murphy, Mar 21, 2008
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  5. Regardless of which anti virus you go for it needs to run 'all of the time',
    not just when you feel like running it. As they run in the background anyway
    they are hardly noticeable.
    So stick with either AVG or Avast!

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    robinb Guest

    ditto to all 4 replys
    robin
     
    robinb, Mar 21, 2008
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  7. SE

    Kayman Guest

    Well, I wouldn't suggest running without an real-time AV apps. But it's up
    to you, of course.
    Here are a couple of on-demand apps:
    BitDefender10 Free Edition
    http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender-8-Free-Edition.html

    David H. Lipman's MULTI_AV.EXE:
    http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28400/28470/Multi_AV.exe
    http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
    English:
    http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/01/09/scan-your-computer-with-multiple-anti-virus-for-free/
     
    Kayman, Mar 22, 2008
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    Chris Game Guest

    You need to disable the part of the program that continuously scans
    for trouble, leaving the ability to scan 'on demand' for new files
    or for the occasional system check. Recent AVG versions won't let
    you do this from the desktop, as if you could do it so could some
    malware, so you may need to uninstall and re-install in 'custom'
    mode, leaving out those parts of the program you don't want.

    If you practice 'safe surfing' and have a NAT router to avoid rogue
    connections, on demand virus checking is all you need (plus some
    malware process detector/intrusion detector). I use Avira with only
    the on-demand scanner installed. Reports are favourable on its
    effectiveness.
     
    Chris Game, Mar 22, 2008
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  9. I saw a great T-shirt last week:

    Practice Safe Sex
    Go F*** Yourself
     
    Nigel Molesworth, Mar 22, 2008
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  10. I agree. I've been using that method for 15 years, never got a virus.

    If you know what you are doing, it's OK. But most people are muppets.
     
    Nigel Molesworth, Mar 22, 2008
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  11. SE

    Bob Guest

    I tried phone sex once, but the holes were too small.
     
    Bob, Mar 22, 2008
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  12. Show off :)
     
    Nigel Molesworth, Mar 22, 2008
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  13. SE

    Bob Guest

    LMAO!

     
    Bob, Mar 22, 2008
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  14. SE

    Spirit Guest

    This guy was having the best sex he had ever had...............

















    and then the line went dead..............
     
    Spirit, Mar 22, 2008
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  15. SE

    Bob Guest

    A girl phoned me the other day and said, "Come on over, there's nobody
    home." I went over. Nobody was home.
     
    Bob, Mar 22, 2008
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  16. SE

    Kayman Guest

    Well, I wouldn't suggest running without an real-time AV apps. But it's up
    to you, of course.
    Here are a couple of on-demand apps:
    BitDefender10 Free Edition
    http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender-8-Free-Edition.html

    David H. Lipman's MULTI_AV.EXE:
    http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28400/28470/Multi_AV.exe
    http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
    English:
    http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/01/09/scan-your-computer-with-multiple-anti-virus-for-free/
     
    Kayman, Mar 23, 2008
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    .Joe Guest

    :eek: Lmao


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  18. SE

    Bob Guest

    I'm such a lousy lover... One day, I caught a peeping tom booing me!

     
    Bob, Mar 23, 2008
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    SG Guest

    You can remove Avast, AVG or whatever from starting through the Registry or
    System Services.

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    Is your computer system ready for Vista?
    https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
     
    SG, Mar 23, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    I don't agree with what you want to do but if you insist it can easily be
    done with WinPatrol.
    http://www.winpatrol.com/
     
    Bob, Mar 23, 2008
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