Looking for a free AV/AM w/ on demand:

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by apathy, Jan 20, 2009.

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  1. apathy

    apathy Registered Member

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    I had to break out Dr. Web as my best friends PC started to slow down and the bandwidth was really taxed. Dr. Web found a bunch of trojans and we got rid of most of the problems. Here's the gist:

    This computer is used by husband, wife and two 3-4 year old kids.
    Of course it is going to get filled with junk. Something like Deep Freeze
    wouldn't be good as they add bookmarks and update files such as documents.
    I need a free AV/AM program, maybe I will just break down and buy them a copy of DW or Sandboxie.

    I appreciate any and all ideas.
     
  2. Max Zorin

    Max Zorin Former Poster

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    Try Avira free and sandboxie - can be set to save favorites.

    Windows firewall is all you need

    Could use A2 free for on demand scans - but Avira is all you really need.

    MZ
     
  3. Mosqu

    Mosqu Registered Member

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    I liked ThreattFire. It is free for non-commercial use only. But I can't estimate the protection-performance.
     
  4. Someone

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    SAS, MBAM and A-squared are good choices for free on-demand scanners.

    Maybe you could consider Adware Anniversary Edition.
     
  5. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    ThreatFire free with GeSWall free (sandboxie would still remove files when they flush the sandbox)

    Avira Free with DefenseWall paid
     
  6. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    Wouldn't be better to make separate snapshot for every person with FirstDefense-ISR Pro which i see that your have in you signature and then for everyone you can add programs and customize personal settings?

    Let's say one snapshot for the adults and one for the kids?
    And one baseline snapshot.
     
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