Best FREE Antivirus Software with ACTIVE SHIELD and Update

By maniac_lonestar
Jul 14, 2007
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  1. What is the best FREE Antivirus Software with ACTIVE SHIELD and Update?
  2. 2kg4u

    2kg4u Newcomer, in training Posts: 46

    antivirus software

    I'm certainly no expert, but I like AVG.....active shield, updates, and FREE.
  3. almcneil

    almcneil TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,554

    This is an easy one: AVG!! http://free.avg.com bar none, the best free anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-rootkit system on the Internet!
  4. maniac_lonestar

    maniac_lonestar Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 129

    LOL you two dudes realize that active shield only lasts 60 days right?
  5. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    I think the active shield for AVG's free antivirus doesn't expire. The shield for AVG's free antispyware program does expire, however.

    Avast is another good free antivirus program.

    Regards :)
  6. almcneil

    almcneil TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,554

    Dude, that's only for the AVG Anti-Spyware, not the anti-virus which is more important. Also, it's not 60 days, it's 30!!
  7. Alex.A

    Alex.A Newcomer, in training Posts: 79

    OK, I installed AVG, because I saw that this anti-virus is a good one.

    Now, do i need to make some settings, to improve the protection or I should let the program as is installed in the first time?
  8. almcneil

    almcneil TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,554

    When I setup AVG for my customer I select that the scan be a high priority task and do NOT use the scheduled scan. I recommend they perform they routine maintenance manually to ensure utilities don't conflict and the steps are actually done.
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