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    creativegoth Posts: 56, Reputation: 2
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    Feb 9, 2015, 02:20 AM
    Anti virus software.
    What is the best FREE anti software to use on my computer?
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    Feb 9, 2015, 02:33 AM
    You get what you pay for in most cases.
    There are many free anti-virus programs available, some are better then others and they are regularly changing.


    What version of windows is this for ?
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    Feb 9, 2015, 08:40 AM
    Windows 8.1.
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    Feb 9, 2015, 09:22 AM
    I have always trusted the info from this site that documents free software: Best Free Antivirus Software
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    Feb 9, 2015, 02:17 PM
    Think about it... A/V software works by detecting the signature of viruses. To detect the signature, the signature has to be in the A/V software's database of signatures. That's why A/V software is constantly being updated. If the software has no revenue how will they pay for the research to constantly find virus, get the signatures and release updates?

    I wouldn't trust a freebie to protect my computer.
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    Feb 9, 2015, 06:22 PM
    Avast has high ratings as well as AVG...both have free versions.
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    Feb 11, 2015, 03:05 AM
    I read Computer Active, is it true, in it, it said that Window's 10, will be a Free download, will it work on my 8.1 computer, without slowing it?
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    Feb 11, 2015, 06:08 AM
    Yes, Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for the first year of release. And if you purchased a computer with 8.1 it will run fine.
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    Feb 12, 2015, 01:06 AM
    Thanks!. Much appreciated.

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