free AV/spyware software for windows 7?

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  1. bdee1

    bdee1 New Member

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    anybody know of some decent and free AntiVirus and spyware software for windows 7? i know they had the 3 recommended ones but the page they send you to wants you to buy them.

    i actually own webroot spysweeper but that doesn't seem to workwell with windows 7 yet.
     
  2. Jordan

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    Well I'm currently using Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 and so far haven't experienced any problems. However unfortunately it costs money.

    If you are looking for free alternatives may I recommend :

    Spybot Search & Destroy The home of Spybot-S&D!

    Spybot is an excellent free Antispyware program

    If you want even extra protection I also recommend Malwarebytes Malwarebytes.org

    I use both as well as Kaspersky and everything seems to be working like a charms !


    O and for the icing on the cake I use Winpatrol as well.

    Take care and good luck on your Windows 7 experience !

    It's a great OS, Microsoft did a remarkable job and so far I'm overly impressed despite some minor glitched and bugs here and there, however it's BETA so what do you expect, eh ? :D


    Best


    Jordan
     
  3. bdee1

    bdee1 New Member

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    oh yea i forgot about spybot... i will give that a try. but i still gotta find some AV software... i always thought AVG was free but if i remember correctly - the page that windows pointed me to wanted like $5 for it.
     
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    Read my post in software not working.
    Kaspersky has a free av/firwall especially for windows 7.
    The link is in my post.
     
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    hey thanks for the reply... but sorry i am brand new to these forums... where is "software not working"??
     
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    hi,......Windows 7 software.......................non working software.
    reply if you got it
     
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    hey sorry - maybe i'm dumb but i only see one post from you in that thread and it doesn't mention AV. sorry - woudl you mind posting a link to the post you're talking about?
     
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    Avast has built-in anti-spyware and Home edition is free and works ok
     
  10. bdee1

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    nice... can you post a link please?
     
  11. pcah9

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    here:-ftp://downloads1.kaspersky-labs.com/beta/kavwks8.0_for_windows7/
     
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    Yeah, but it is in BETA as well. I would be reluctant to install beta software on a beta OS. Not only for stabilities sake, but it would make it impossible to troubleshoot problems.
     
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    antivirus

    Hi,
    Downloaded and installed Avast antivirus (freebie) last night, running well so far and updating automatically, just google for it .:D
     
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    AVG Free Antivirus works very well with both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of the Windows 7 Beta and is of course free.. I'd suggest using that one. ;)
     
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    free.avg.com is the site to get you right to the free download. It takes you to download.com but you can get it there. I am using AVG Free on my Windows 7 Beta 7000 X64 and it works perfectly.
     
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    I put on Kaspersky, and it seems to be working just fine.
    Didn't cost a cent. Just follow the link from Action Center.
     
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    Avast! is one of the best free anti-virus programs, and it works with Windows 7.
     
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