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Hi folks!   I'm back..........

I recently purchased a laptop and a broadband card so I can go online anywhere at anytime.

I need the name of some really great free virus protection software.  

Would  I be better off buying it?  

Thanks ya!

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www.free.grisoft.com AVG Antivirus

www.spybot.com Spyware/Adware Remover

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Would I be better off buying it?

Depends which one you buy. I really don't like McAfee or Norton. I use Kaspersky because it scans EVERYTHING and has really good detection rates. For Spyware, I like Webroot Spysweeper.

If you MUST get one for free, I would also go with AVG for viruses and Windows Defender for spyware.

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Buy it.  Get TrendMicro's PC-cillin.

Also get Adaware and Spybot - these are anti-malware programs, not anti-virus programs.  Both have free versions.

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Help with a new puter?  What's a puter?  I've heard of a putter.  I have one that I use very badly.  I've never heard of a puter.  ;D

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I use Avast and have not had any problems, its free and you only need to update your info once a year. It has a background scan and regular updates as needed. It was recommended to me from a guy who runs a saltwater fishing site.  As Glenn said use adaware and a spy bot or you will be sorry!

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I have gone through McAffee, Norton, and a few others with mixed results. Have been using Microsoft's OneCare for about a year now with good results.

They have a free 60 day trial you can use to test it out if you want to look at it.

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Buy it. Get TrendMicro's PC-cillin.

Another good suggestion. PC-Cillin also has very good detection rates and reviews.

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I have been using AVAST for two years now and it checks and updates as well. I was skeptical being an IT guy , but it works.

I would load lavasoft adaware another free product and scan your machine once in a while to clean cookies unwanted stuff etc

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