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    I was using the the free edition of AVG anti-virus, but starting from June, it is no longer free. Can anyone recommend an alternative free anti-virus software?
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    Quote Originally Posted by barracuda View Post
    I was using the the free edition of AVG anti-virus, but starting from June, it is no longer free. Can anyone recommend an alternative free anti-virus software?
    not free meh? i am using AVG and it's still free ah. Did u upgrade to the free avg 8 ?

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    Avast! Free registration for life (for home/personal use) no small ads asking you to buy the 'pro' version anywhere.
    AVG is some sort of a dangle-carrot software, always asking you to upgrade to the 'pro' version and asking you to pay money. For this, I call AVG AdWare instead of freeware.
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    version 8 has free version, go to www.download.com, search for "avg", then license options search set to "free"
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    Default Re: Recommend a free anti-virus software

    There is another free anti-virus called Avast. http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

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    Default Re: Recommend a free anti-virus software

    the AVG has a Free Edition Anti-Virus software. just get that edition.

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    AVG...Still free but the links always point to the paid version. So just go carefully through the link here
    http://free.grisoft.com

    Avast is another one. But somehow the same system installed with avast is slower compared to AVG (of course not both installed at the same time). So you can decide. I chose AVG.

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    i find that avast got a better database, and scans the memory much faster.

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    How about this? http://www.clamxav.com/

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    try antivir
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    Default Re: Recommend a free anti-virus software

    I used Avast also.

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    Wow... Thanks for all the information. I was misled into thinking that AVG 8.0 is no longer free by all the pop-ups when AVG does the auto update.
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    Default Re: Recommend a free anti-virus software

    Quote Originally Posted by barracuda View Post
    Wow... Thanks for all the information. I was misled into thinking that AVG 8.0 is no longer free by all the pop-ups when AVG does the auto update.
    You have to go get it from the web site again as they try to fool you into buying the package with extra functionality.

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