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Windows 7: best free antivirus for older pcs?

18 Apr 2015   #1
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 
best free antivirus for older pcs?

I like panda security, but Im tired of the annoying popup that wants me to buy it. so i'm done with panda. should I try avast or AVG or something else?


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18 Apr 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

With Panda Free I never get popups to buy it.
In Settings / General turn off Show Panda news.
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18 Apr 2015   #3
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

I dont even see settings> general. im using version 2.3.0. I dont see a settings button anywhere.
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18 Apr 2015   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Guess you need to update the program.
I have Panda Free 15.0.3
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18 Apr 2015   #5
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

yeah looks like im a little outdated.
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18 Apr 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have use MSE anti virus for years along with Malwarebytes Premium.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows


https://www.malwarebytes.org/products/
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18 Apr 2015   #7
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

MSE is not too bad. ive used it before. Ive updated panda and changed the setting. hopefully the nagware popup to buy it is gone.
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18 Apr 2015   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I have Avast free on another system and I get a lot of popups, can't turn them off
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18 Apr 2015   #9
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I have Avast free on another system and I get a lot of popups, can't turn them off
I installed all the non sense add-ons that avast free wants and it doesn't show popups anymore unless there is a sale or a survey that you can answer. I like it any other than other AVs.
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19 Apr 2015   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
I have Avast free on another system and I get a lot of popups, can't turn them off
I installed all the non sense add-ons that avast free wants and it doesn't show popups anymore unless there is a sale or a survey that you can answer. I like it any other than other AVs.
Thanks RoasterMen !
It seems they have changed popups policy in recent versions.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=169619.0

I'm updating my system with Avast now, so i'll see how it goes for me.

Another interesting thread i found about the free registration:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=169615.0
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