i need a free antivirus

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  1. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    hi all i need a free antivirus that can be able to do the following:
    1)block file extentions in real time,preventing downloading virus/spywares.
    2)fast
    3)at least 50% detention rate and removal
    thanks in advance.
     
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    maybe i was misunderstood or i was not to clear.
    ok here is the situation a need a free antivirus(i am trying to compare any app)i dont have money to buy another antivirus thats why i asked for a free one.fast(i am disapointed with the slowdown produce by some antivirus companies(again not comparin,only for my needs)and for the detention rate(i dont really care(just need to block file extention(preventing accident downloads,bunch of people use this pc)thanks i hope you undestand what i meant and if i post it wrong my honest appology(sorry again)
     
  5. gery

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    AVAST HOME 4.8
    AVG 8 FREE
    AVIRA PE
    you would also need a free antispyware for occasional on demand scans
    SAS free
    MBAM FREE
    They will all offer almost the same protection and give the same impact on your computer but AVIRA does not cover antispyware
     
  6. doktornotor

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    Uhm... no really what you are after here, what kind of extensions? It should wipe infected downloads, not block users from downloading legit applications I'd say?!


    On what OS/HW?

    An AV which fails to detect half of malware is utterly useless IMNSHO.

    Pretty much doubt this thread will continue productively; anyway, I'd recommend Avira Antivir Free or Avast Free.
     
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    to be able to add some file extention to it,like exe,dll, etc,etc to be block not the programs i have but new introduced apps so i denny new downloads from internet.(i know i can do this with a hips app like Malware Defender but in this case i will like to use a free antivirus that can do it(the reason i will get another pc and i dont want to buy another antivirus/hips or sandbox)thanks again,i hope i get understood this time.
     
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    Blocking totally harmless files based on their extension instead of their contents is not a task for antivirus but for a FTP/HTTP/email/whatever other proxy.
     
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    do you think that christmas.exe ,do you think this file is harmless?so what i need is to be able to lock down file extentions to restrick downloads from the net and only allow when i need or want.thanks again.if a could achieve this in a free antivirus it will be a dream for me.
     
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    I have no idea whether christmas.exe is harmless or not, need to have the file available to check. I have no idea whether "Firefox Setup 3.0.1.exe" is harmful or harmless either without looking at the file.

    If it's malware, then your AV needs to detect it based on contents. If not, there's absolutely no need for antivirus to block any such stuff and you are preventing your users from downloading totally legitimate applications. That's a job for you proxy if you wish to do such things, AVs are not supposed to kill innocent stuff.
     
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    Hey jmonge you where clear what you seek and gery put up some good suggestion.cheers
     
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    thanks djohn:thumb: and the rest.
     
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    Avira PE or Avast with Windows Defender in Spynet mode with real time protection. All free and good.
     
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    Yes, and additionally I would suggest jmonge spend a few days studying the subject of selecting an AV at:

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/

    There users can learn about/ refresh their memories about ALL the factors to consider for selection, NOT just price.
     
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    This is a good suggestion. The only way to know which one runs best on your system is to try each. There "ain't no other way."

    Avast has always been my free choice, but one of the other two may work better for you.
    As has been suggested examine the latest AV Comparatives tests, and that will give you an idea of the detection capabilities and FPs.

    Any of the three free AVs will give you excellent protection, and it is mainly a matter of which runs best on your system.

    Best,
    Jerry
     
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    i will give a try thanks for replying:thumb:
     
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    good idea,studying it sounds like going back to school lol:D
     
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    thanks jerry,avast has a good detention i think,i heard:thumb:
     
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    You are very welcome. Surprisingly enough, to me at least, the lates test of AVC showed Avast doing better than nearly all of the paid AVs.

    In the past I have used it, installed it on family and friends computers, and none has been infected.

    Best,
    Jerry
     
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    thats very impresive jerrym:thumb:
     
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    i wouldn't suggwst using WINDOWS DEFENDER because i have never seen any profit can anyone here give some light on it?
    better use SAS or MBAM
    AVAST is getting better in performance overall
    have a nice jorney here:cool:
     
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    Thanks gery:thumb:
     
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    Try this, that can do the job. Problem of this application it either works fine or won't install see for tips https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=161749 combine it with Avast (only use standard shield, uncheck on execyution scanning and check on reads = check only at writes)
     
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    I recommend Avast for a good, free AV. :thumb:
     
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