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Not a problem as such, I was just looking at my list of currently available AV freebies, a list that is currently much longer than I can ever remember it being :-

avast!
Avira
AVG
Microsoft Security Essentials
Rising
Comodo
PC Tools
Digital Defender
Panda Cloud
Kingsoft Cloud
DriveSentry Desktop
Clamwin
SecureIT Free
EAV antivirus suite
Nano (Beta)
Preventon
Antivirus Docter
Zilya
Returnil

Additional backup security software

Immunet
Clam AV for windows
Threatfire

Not an argument on the merits of any of these or a desire for recommendations just a query. Anybody know of anymore ?

PS I do know about BKAV, but can't find a suitable English language page for the freebie.
PPS anybody want links to any of the above ask and I'll post, just that there's rather a lot of them and I can't be fagged to add that many hyperlinks.

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Nice post.Although I'm sure someone will start a thread about a free AV.At least there is somewhere to direct them.:)

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I should add that I have only tried about half of them as I have settled on avast! for my desktop and test stuff out on the laptop which is currently running a trial copy of Bullguard. After Panda cloud on my list is unknown territory. Next up for playing with when the trial expires in a couple of months is Preventon.

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After Panda cloud on my list is unknown territory.

For info. - Clamwin does not have a "Resident" element - it only scans/checks files on demand.

DriveSentry also had a thread here - originated by -pops-

UN - Vista HP 32, Athlon II X4 645, Asus M2N68-AM Plus, 4GB Hynix HYMP125U64CP8-S6 PC6400, GEForce 7600GT, Excelstor Jupiter J8160S, Western Digital WD5000AAKS
DAU - Win 7 HP 64, Pentium G870, Gigabyte H61MA-D2V, 8Gb PNY DIM104GBN PC3-10660, VTX 3D Radeon HD6670, Seagate Barracuda 7200.12, Samsung SpinPoint SP2504C
TRI - Win 7 HP 64, Athlon II X4 620, Foxconn M61PMV, 4Gb Patriot Extreme PDC24G6400ELK PC6400, ECS NVidia N9600GT-512MX-P, Samsung HD322HJ F1, Hitachi HDP725050GLA360
PEDWAR - Win 7 Ult 64, Core2 Quad Q6600, Asus P5B, 4Gb OCZ OCZ2V8001G PC6400, Asus HD4670, Samsung HD161HJ, Samsung SpinPoint SP2504C
PUMP - Vista Basic 32, Pentium E5800, Foxconn G31MX-K, 4Gb Rendition RM25664AA800 PC6400, GEForce 7600GT, Samsung HD322HJ F1, Western Digital WD5000AAKS


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For info. - Clamwin does not have a "Resident" element - it only scans/checks files on demand.

true, which is one reason I don't use it, but fans may be interested in SecureIT Free Edition which is apparently a project based on the Clam core but developed.

Award winning ClamAV antivirus engine enhanced to provide real-time virus protection with added virus definitions and protection

The Clam team have been promising real time protection for years, looks like somebody got as bored of waiting as I did.
Here's the DriveSentry thread if anybody wants a look, interesting reading.

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Another point of interest, Digital Defender & Preventon look suspiciously similar despite one being based in London and the other in Fareham. Different logos and colour schemes, but otherwise look much the same.

Edited by Belatucadrus, 13 September 2010 - 15:21.

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I was interested to try DriveSentry but it appears as though 64bit is not supported yet.

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I was a big fan of Drivesentry until it started messing me around.

Any software that changes its characteristics and m.o. without telling me and without good reason is quickly removed and replaced by something that does at it's told.

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It was referred to as "Disentry" by a friend of mine, because he claimed it gave him the sh**s.
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Well you've not put me off testing Drive sentry completely, but with so many interesting options to play with over the next few months I think it's sitting pretty low on the list.

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To extend the list yet again ZenOK

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A helpful list & thread Belatucadrus, thanks for starting it.
"Change is the only constant,
Uncertainty the only thing we can be sure of."

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Repeat of initial post, this time with all the links in.

avast
Avira
AVG
Microsoft Security Essentials
Rising
Comodo
PC Tools
Digital Defender
Panda Cloud
Kingsoft cloud
DriveSentry Desktop
Clamwin
SecureIT Free
EAV antivirus suite
Nano Beta
Preventon
Antivirus Docter
Zilya
Returnil
ZenOK

Additional security software

Immunet
Clam AV for windows
Threatfire

As stated before while these seem reputable I've only used avast!, AVG, Avira, PC Tools, Rising, MSE, Comodo & Panda Cloud. Therefore I pass no comment on how effective or good the others may be, use at your own discretion.

PS AntiVirus Doctor gets a red warning on WOT, but that's down to one unattributed post with no review or comment to justify it. SiteAdvisor reckons the download is clean.

Edited by Belatucadrus, 20 October 2010 - 13:45.

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i am using Comodo on my laptop vary powerful software and i like it

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MX One mainly for USB sticks
Moon Secure lack of response to forum questions indicates project may be in trouble.
There's also PCMAV but much of the text is in Indonesian and the layout of the website doesn't inspire confidence.

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Avira is the best

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Wow what a list. I just ever tried AVG and it works well for me. Maybe I should try others too. Great list.
Commercial links are not permitted - against the forum rules. doug

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I concur.

Very impressive thread indeed.Lots of work.

+1 for the effort.;)

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The offending post was removed

Edited by doug, 08 November 2010 - 08:49.

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What did it say ? Just wondering if I was going to be mildly offended or incandescently infuriated by it.

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