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Everyone keeps telling me about FREE APPS on the internet for their computer, like Virus Protection and others? Where do I find these and are they safe?

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Asked by JOCKEYP2PMOM at 12:23 PM on Sep. 2, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • The best in antivirus and spyware are free...

    Malwarebytes from
    Avast Anti-Virus from

    Answer by WoodWitch at 12:25 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • And if you would like to have an awesome graphics program, GIMP is like $700 worth of Photoshop for free! Open Source rocks.... I actually have to computers that their operating systems were free.... they run on Linux Mint and Xubuntu. If you don't want to pay for Microsoft Office 2010... just down load OpenOffice. It will even save files in formats that Microsoft Office can read.

    Answer by WoodWitch at 12:29 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • AVG has a great free version. My whole family uses it and many friends as well.

    Answer by cuteasabutton78 at 12:30 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • What kind of APPS are you looking for? and I think it depends on what you use. I have Mozilla Firefox and that has an application tab where I can download a bunch for free.

    Answer by cuteasabutton78 at 12:32 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • If I don't know the software, I always look for information and reviews about it on


    Answer by andrea96 at 1:30 PM on Sep. 2, 2010


    has every app out there. You can search for freeware, trialware, & purchases.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 3:35 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Check The site was recommended to me by a computer geek.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 4:16 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • AVG - free antivirus software - recommended by our IT people.

    Answer by tasches at 7:39 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • The free AVG virus protect is great.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:31 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Best resource is

    They review everything computer related. And one of the free programs I got from there is the Avira Anti-Virus Program. I have it installed on 3 different computers and have not had any problems for a few years now.

    Answer by Patty_WAHM at 11:13 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

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