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Old December 30th, 2012, 07:11 PM
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Free Antivirus

I'm using Win7 64bit I need a good free antivirus, that will scan and fix things. Is that possible?

If not what do your recommend to buy? I've had Trend & Nortons previously.
My computer shows I have AVG but I don't know what version or how to update it.

Is there a scan that will tell me if I have malware or virus?

I am not computer savy....but I get by. So please go slow with me.

Thanks, hope I posted this in the right forum.

alanis
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Old December 30th, 2012, 07:23 PM
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One of the better "FREE" ones is Microsoft Security Essentials. It also has malware built into it.

BTW: Only run one anti-virus program at a time, so if your not going to use AVG, then uninstall it. I use Security Essentials on all my systems.

After you install Security Essentials run a scan. To remove AVG:

Start | Control Panel | Programs and Features find AVG click on it then at the top click uninstall.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Hi Murf, I did the download and got this: Downloads\mseinstall(1).exe.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. I don't know what to do next.

I chose win 7 64 bit

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Old December 31st, 2012, 01:06 AM
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Hi Murf, I did the download and got this: Downloads\mseinstall(1).exe.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. I don't know what to do next.

I chose win 7 64 bit

Thanks,
alanis
The down load failed. Clear the old file(s) from the download location and do it again.
You should get a 12.9mb dos executable for your machine
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Old December 31st, 2012, 06:59 PM
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+1 for MSE.

- it's not intrusive to the average home user
- causes less problems with other software
- wont slow down your PC nearly as much as other antivirus programs
- never asks for money
- will catch most of the bad ones out there
- wont hog your CPU

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One of the better "FREE" ones is Microsoft Security Essentials. It also has malware built into it.
You might want to edit that last sentence Murf

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Old December 31st, 2012, 09:05 PM
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You might want to go here and try downloading it again.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/po...tions/adl.aspx
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Old December 31st, 2012, 09:54 PM
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HEHE.. ANTI-MALWARE would be the right phrasing....
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 12:26 AM
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I'll add my two cents into this. MS Security Essentials sometimes misreads the operating system, even when you select what should be the appropriate download file. The solution is to download using a browser different than IE.
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