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Or you can download/install Microsoft Security Essentials free 24/7

Best free AV out there IMO. Tag team it with Malwarebytes free and you are good to go.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

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Microsoft Security Essentials is so great. Same malware protection plus it's free and always up to date. live scanning of incoming files, etc.

The best part; unlike ALL OTHER ANTIVIRUS PROGRAMS, MSE actually hooks into Windows correctly and isn't intrusive or system intensive. I can run a full scan and still play BF3 at the same time with not hiccups or errors.

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@kvellano: Totally agree. I had AVG, but it kept conflicting with ZoneAlarm and totally shutting down my net connection. The forums were crawling with people complaining of the same thing after an update came out, so I ditched it. I used to like it, and I used to pay for it, but not anymore. Now it's ZoneAlarm, MSE, Malwarebytes and FireFox armored with NoScript and AdBlock.

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AVG doesn't hog system resources like Microsoft Security Essentials, and much less than Norton Antivirus. This is a spectacular deal and highly recommend. The bottom line is most computer geeks/repair techs use AVG on their own Windows PCs.

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i thought avg was free?
i have it on my laptop and i didnt pay for it.

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@dh4645: Different versions. Free version lacks some features.

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@ringo4422: I beg the differ on both your points and I am a desktop tech...though before MSE, I do admint AVG was the go to free AV

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@jixiar: Sounds like you're browsing some pretty nasty sites to have THAT much protection...that's like wrapping it twice

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I gave up on ZoneAlarm about 8 yrs ago after it took up a lot of my resources and would shut down my computer for no reason. This was AFTER I got the pay-and-pray version. I haven't touched them since.

Haven't messed with MS version, but AVG free did more for my AV protection that Norton AV when I paid for it. I may have to invest in this for my kids' laptops.

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A few years ago I used AVG, then switched to Symantec Corporate when it was provided free for work. Symantect found two viruses (virii?) that AVG had been missing for months on install. Now I use Microsoft.

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As a InfoSec professional, the Microsoft one is better than nothing by far. However, just last week one of our sales guys came to me to ask what was going on with his computer. A fake AV program had owned his system, and it was running the Microsoft AV.

The free AV programs are all better than nothing, however using a paid version always offers more features - many times including real time scanning which is lacking in most free AV programs.

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All in with MSE. maybe someone should WOOT! that deal....

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Malwarebytes is the thing to use to get rid of impossible to remove viruses. In particular the well known USA Virus Protection that basically renders your PC useless. Boot in safe mode install Malwarebytes and run it. Reboot in normal and conenct update and run it again. Has never failed me yet. I bet I have fixed 50 neighbors and friends PC's over the past few years. Saved them a $150 Geek Squad waste of time and money. All it cost them was a 6 pack.....aren't I nice...

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@bclinton1: me too. Malwarebytes saved me and a couple others at my old job. I secretly fixed everyone's laptops after that virus hit us all. We werent supposed to be surfing the web but we did it anyways. If we had to get IT to fix it we would have been busted and fired.

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Is it a good deal? YES
Is AVG good? YES, one of the best.

As a side note, I am a geek, used to swear by AVG, but MSE is free and works very well, it has not failed me for a few years now. Recently used MSE and Malwarebytes to clean a family member's computer. I just can't see why you would pay for it if you can get a great AV program for free from MS and add Malwarebytes free edition for the real nasty stuff.

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I tend to use Spybot, MSE, and Malwarebytes. Spybot is nice because I can set it to scan before the desktop loads so the nasty stuff has a chance to load but not to hide.

I have tried AVG... but never grew to appreciate it.

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Folks, this offer is for the PAID version for Free! This is not for the already free version.

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@ringo4422: The free version is nothing like the subscription version that is being offered on Woot today. The free version works but doesn't do real time monitoring as well as many other features that lack with the free version. That is what makes this such a terrific deal.

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Avast is the best FREE one. AVG subscription (this version offered for free) is the best option out there unless you want a resource hog. I have never had a virus on my computer and I surf a TON of pRon... and I've been in secure computer communications systems for the fed gov't for almost 20 years- I've evaluated a LOT of AV software.

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Let me +1 the Microsoft Security Essentials. Had the whole family including kids on it for a couple of years now without an issue. I'd been using the free AVG before that with few complaints but I do feel that the MSE does give you better performance and less issues. I got tired of disabling AVG for speed when I wanted to play a game, render a video, or copy a lot of photos.

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What is this? A bunch of MS and Malwarebytes reps jumping into to pump their product?

The deal is for the paid version of AVG, for free. It doesn't get any better than that.

Although, I'll stick with AVG Free.

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@riverzendz: Sorry, but I have IT guys that work for me and manage our IT contractors and every single one would have made the pro MS comments above. It is just that much better.

I will say the paid AVG is decent. The free one, however, has gone downhill dramatically.

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@jmcachran: My comment wasn't in reference to which product was better. My comment was in reference to the deal being about AVG, paid version for free.

I've used and recommend MSSE. It's nice and all but this deal post isn't about that, it's about AVG.

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@riverzendz: I am not a rep, just an experienced tech guy. Ringo up there implied that every tech guy uses AVG looking at these comments this is simply not true.

Having fixed/debugged many computers over the years you start to prefer different tools (or anti-virus programs) and AVG is simply not one of them for me. A good program is often one that is intuitive right?

It should be said that it can be complicated for people to use who barely know how to use a computer, and often in the end enable/disable things they shouldn't. More bells and whistles doesn't mean a better product when you don't know how to utilize them.

For people that know how to use it and appreciate it more power to you. I'll just stick with what I mentioned above.