Tom's Guide Best Free AV 2013

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  1. FOXP2

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    FWIW:
    -http://www.tomsguide.com/us/free-antivirus-best-popular-most-effective-review,review-1788.html-
     
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    Some I agree, some I disagree. Mostly I disagree.
     
  3. ZeroDay

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    Reading now, thanks for the share.
     
  4. itman

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    Oh my! MSE finally found a review where it scored in the top three.

    I am glad to see a review that mentions the Google crapware Avast installs and I am not talking about opt-out selections.
     
  5. true indian

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    I wish,they add 360 IS :D
     
  6. Noob

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    Interesting article. :thumb:
     
  7. mattdocs12345

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    Yup. Mostly disagree.
     
  8. EASTER

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    Definitely
     
  9. RejZoR

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    Glad for what? Because people are too freaking lazy to READ something served by a program? It is clearly and properly visible on the first installer page with no stupid tricky questions to Accept/Decline. You either keep it checked or uncheck it. How difficult is that? It's not like you do it every week or so.
    Besides, Google stuff can easily be uninstalled unlike other garbage some other programs supply inside the installer and most of their stuff is actually good (Chrome for example).
     
  10. Legendkiller

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    Always believed that comodo was the best thing to happen to free security space and it seems some people are still sticking by a very buggy and unreliable product.
     
  11. FOXP2

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    Where exactly is that mentioned?

    And what exactly are you talking about? I've opted out on the Google stuff in the avast! installer on about a dozen systems and no Google anything got installed.

    Thanks.
     
  12. J_L

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    So what is this non-Comodo program that, according to the technical meaning of your sentence structure, some people are still sticking by?
     
  13. Frank the Perv

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    Good article.

    On #2 of 12 sure-fire ways to get infected

    2. Collecting Old Application Versions

    Related to number one, another possible vulnerability is keeping old versions of a program. Even if you're already running the latest Java, Flash, or PDF Reader, don't forget that some older versions do not automatically update or remove themselves when a new version is installed. As with unupdated software, keeping an old version in your system along with a new one can serve as a gateway that a malicious programmer can exploit.

    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-free-antivirus-software-2013,review-1788-2.html


    Is there a tool that can simply and quickly identify old versions on a computer?


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  14. fearlessscientist

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    SUMo software updater and Secunia PSI both are good.
     
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    Best Free Software Update Monitor
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-software-update-monitor.htm

    Software Update
    http://www.glarysoft.com/software-update/

    Avast now comes with a software updater, which tells you when an installed program is out of date. It's available in all four Avast versions, although it comes with more options in the paid suites.
    http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html
    http://blog.avast.com/tag/software-updater/
     
  16. acr1965

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    The problems with some of these "usability" and "performance" tests are similar to a scan detection test with a small sample size. The sample size of usability and performance should be more than simply installing and checking resource usage. A program needs to be used over an extended period of time to get a proper reading and it needs ran alongside many mainstream programs to see how the computer and program perform over an extended period of time. Many antivirus programs are buggy but those bugs usually don't appear for a day or two or a week after install.
     
  17. aztony

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    Bitdefender would be a good example.
     
  18. barcelona72

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    Totally agree.
    I bought a years subscription to bitdefender internet security 2013 after trialling it for a week.

    It started to have some issues which were small at first but became unacceptable after a while.

    I had to uninstall and repave the system in the end.

    A program with a great detection rate but that , for me anyway, caused just as much damage to my system as the malware that I was trying to prevent would have.

    A waste of a subsription , a full reinstall and a lesson learned.
     
  19. Inside Out

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    ITA. :thumb:
     
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