best free AntiVirus? currently have avast but it bothers me to buy it every 5 minutes

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by SultanGris, May 18, 2018.

  1. SultanGris

    SultanGris Limp Gawd

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    best free AntiVirus? currently have avast but it bothers me to buy it every 5 minutes and its pissing me off. Ive kinda been slacking off on my computer skills the last few years so ive come to ask the experts! I either need a different program that doesnt nag you so much or figure out a way to disable all the nags in avast. Any ideas? thanks.

    Contemplating just removing it completely and going raw. Never found a virus in ten years anyway so either i dont get them or avast sucks, lol!
     
  2. Mega6

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    Huh, have avast and it doenst bother me with messages too often. upgrade to latest?
     
  3. SultanGris

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    yea its up to date but its asking me to buy it, popping up message for firewalls, identity protection and other crap, offering my 80% off to buy all the time, not literally every 5 minutes i guess, but its multiple times a day and its annoying as F.
     
  4. thebufenator

    thebufenator Gawd

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    Defender + Redstone 4
     
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  6. SultanGris

    SultanGris Limp Gawd

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    well now i feel kinda stupid it was that easy, lol, thanks a million!
     
  7. Muntic0re

    Muntic0re n00bie

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    I use Avast too, good antivirus
     
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  8. dar124

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    Another vote for Avast. No issues since I started using it.
     
  9. JeffBlair

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    OK, good, it's not just me that was getting annoyed with all the pop-up's from them.

    Phattio, I owe ya a beer for that. :)
     
  10. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ Little Bitch

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    hi i'm avast.

    did you know that your internet provider might be storing a log of your internet history?

    hi i'm avast

    did you know we stopped x number of attacks in canada this month?

    hi i'm avast.

    have you tried chrome?

    hi i'm avast.

    try our safezone browser that installed without you knowing,

    hi i'm avast.

    SUBMIT TO YOUR MASTERS!

    and so on.

    but it's free.
     
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  11. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Microsoft Security Essentials. Its free. Comes with the OS. (W10)
     
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    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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    Vengance_01 [H]ardness Supreme

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    This plus Malware bytes Free is a fantastic combo
     
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  14. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    Its been ages since I've needed anything more than MSE.
     
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  15. criccio

    criccio Fully Equipped

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    Third party antivirus? What is this, 2004?
     
  16. SultanGris

    SultanGris Limp Gawd

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    lol, win 10 is spyware, like i trust them to handle my antivirus needs, haha! good one guys.
     
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    ZeqOBpf6 Limp Gawd

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    It's been decades since I've needed a seatbelt.

    I get that free is free, but I bought Avira after doing some research on https://www.av-test.org/en/ it seemed the best to me, though it was really close between a few. Avira lists at $45/year which IMO is a little high, but not outrageous.

    However, it's for 5 devices, so I split it with someone, my PC and phone, his PC, laptop, and phone.

    Then I found on one of those coupon sites a discount and ended up paying $34 for two years. Split two ways we ended up paying less than 75 cents a MONTH for AV. That's close enough to free for me to not get nagged.

    I'm sure there are discounts for other AV providers, too.
     
  18. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    The only major threat nowadays is ransomware, and theres very little a home antivirus can do against it.
     
  19. SultanGris

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    Format and reinstall fixes everything! lol
     
  20. ThreeDee

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    Windows Defender w/ Open DNS, + some add ons in chrome .. throw in some Cyberreason ransomware protection, runs some scans with a few different Malwarebytes programs .. and I can't remember the last time I was infected with anything. All for $Free.99