free AV/spyware software for windows 7?

#1
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.
 


J

Jordan

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#2
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
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.
 


J

Jordan

Guest
#4
Try the
Kaspersky Antivirus Technical Preview Released for Windows 7

ftp://ftp.kaspersky.com/beta/kavwks8.0_for_windows7/kavwks8.0.0.1015en.exe

It's free and provides solid Antivirus, Firewall and Spyware Protection.

Or like I said, If you've got the money I strongly recommend Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, it's the best I came across and I really enjoy it.

Internet Security 2009: Personal firewall with protection against viruses, spam, and spyware

Jordan
 


#5
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.
Read my post in software not working.
Kaspersky has a free av/firwall especially for windows 7.
The link is in my post.
 


#6
Read my post in software not working.
Kaspersky has a free av/firwall especially for windows 7.
The link is in my post.
hey thanks for the reply... but sorry i am brand new to these forums... where is "software not working"??
 


#7
hey thanks for the reply... but sorry i am brand new to these forums... where is "software not working"??
hi,......Windows 7 software.......................non working software.
reply if you got it
 


#8
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?
 


Horhhe

Senior Member
#9
Avast has built-in anti-spyware and Home edition is free and works ok
 


#11
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?
here:-ftp://downloads1.kaspersky-labs.com/beta/kavwks8.0_for_windows7/
 


#12
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.
 


#13
antivirus

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.
Hi,
Downloaded and installed Avast antivirus (freebie) last night, running well so far and updating automatically, just google for it .:D
 


#15
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. ;)
 


mp3sgt

Senior Member
#17
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.
 


#18
I put on Kaspersky, and it seems to be working just fine.
Didn't cost a cent. Just follow the link from Action Center.
 


Azhrei

Extraordinary Member
#19
Avast! is one of the best free anti-virus programs, and it works with Windows 7.
 


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