Recommendations for open-source antivirus programs

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Recommendations for open-source antivirus programs

Post by Guest » Sat May 23, 2015 7:41 pm

McAfee came with my computer. It expires in June. I want to replace it with an open-source antivirus program. In your opinion, what are the best ones?

As for procedure, I assume that I would download and save the antivirus that I choose. Then I would remove McAfee and open the saved antivirus to install it. Correct?

Thanks,
Marian

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RE: Recommendations for open-source antivirus programs

Post by Site-rater » Sat May 23, 2015 10:02 pm

I can only think of one product: hxxp://www.clamwin.com/
Please note that it is only an on-demand scanner, that is it only works when you open it up and run a scan.

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RE: Recommendations for open-source antivirus programs

Post by MysteryFCM » Sat May 23, 2015 10:45 pm

ClamWin is the only open source one, but I'd strongly recommend going with either Kaspersky or Eset.

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RE: Recommendations for open-source antivirus programs

Post by Guest » Sat May 23, 2015 10:50 pm

caution
Clamwin is ad-supported and will attempt to install "Ask toolbar"
see http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/217/27/

here is how to install Clamwin without "Ask toolbar!
http://forums.clamwin.com/viewtopic.php?t=2619

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RE: Recommendations for open-source antivirus programs

Post by destinationtruth » Sat May 23, 2015 10:57 pm

<quote user="mysteryfcm">
ClamWin is the only open source one, but I'd strongly recommend going with either Kaspersky or Eset.
[/quote]

Concur; and personally recommend ESET. ( as you suggested to me a three years ago.)

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RE: Recommendations for open-source antivirus programs

Post by redblade7 » Mon May 25, 2015 12:29 pm

<quote user="leofelix">
caution
Clamwin is ad-supported and will attempt to install "Ask toolbar"
see http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/217/27/
[/quote]

I might be wrong but I think ClamWin stopped including the Ask toolbar.

Honestly Clam is terrible, even with the third-party defs added, and there really isn't any other FLOSS anti-virus program. I'd just stick with McAfee, it causes trouble in certain situations like using Samba to access shares, but if you don't know what that means then I recommend you keep McAfee, as it's very good.

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RE: Recommendations for open-source antivirus programs

Post by hotdoge3 » Tue May 26, 2015 9:16 am

Do a look up try Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 (100% Discount)

McAfee Internet Security 2015 (100% Discount)

or take you pick I got Bitdefender for free 2 time makes ! Year free

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RE: Recommendations for open-source antivirus programs

Post by mattlistro » Tue May 26, 2015 5:07 pm

How about Microsoft security essentials ??? It is not open source but seems to work well for me.

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RE: Recommendations for open-source antivirus programs

Post by redblade7 » Tue May 26, 2015 7:26 pm

<quote user="hotdoge3">
Do a look up try Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 (100% Discount)
[/quote]

I tried BitDefender many years ago and it was nothing but false positives

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RE: Recommendations for open-source antivirus programs

Post by Ivan Blue » Sat May 30, 2015 9:20 am

Bitdefender total security slows your computer down a little but overall it can spot most of the malicious websites and also able to scan inside zip/rar files. However, it comes with various tuneup wizards/ privacy cleanup tools which saves you the hassle of installing additional software (to clear broken registry issues/ internet browsing history/ cookies etc)

ESET is very light to your system and doesn't slow down your computer as much when carrying out a full system scan.

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