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What is a free or inexpensive anti-virus and anti-malware programs that offer live protection that aren't resourse hogs.

It was suggested on here that I use such an antivirus rather than Norton. Need suggestions!!!
Thank you.


Asked by tootoobusy at 6:40 PM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (10)
  • I use a combination of Avira (antivirus), Spybot Search & Destroy (spyware/malware), and Windows Defender (comes with Windows). They're all free.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 6:58 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • malware gets rid of alot of things

    Answer by dancinintherain at 6:47 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • we use AVG at my home and office.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 7:01 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Check for recommendations, but due to their recommendations I installed Avast antivirus, Malwarebytes, and Super Antispyware. All of them work great!

    Answer by mbdc at 7:07 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • AVG for viruses. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Malware.

    Answer by SAMNMAYASMOM at 8:55 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Oh, and both of those are free.

    Answer by SAMNMAYASMOM at 8:56 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • We used to use AVG, but ended up with a bad virus it didn't catch. Now we use avast (it's free) and it's great. I also run malware bytes.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:06 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I use Avast.. but only because my 17 year old genius told me that's what I should use. LOL

    I downloaded it free from



    Answer by FeelinYummy at 9:08 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • We were using Avast when we got the virus or viruses. That is why he put Norton in to clean it up.

    Comment by tootoobusy (original poster) at 9:32 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • If you have Internet Explorer, download Microsoft Security Essentials. It was recommended by a computer expert and it found a virus our other security programs couldn't detect.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 12:34 PM on Sep. 27, 2010