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These days, it is absolutely essential that you have good anti-virus software installed on your system. To this end I have listed below some of the best, free security applications around.


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AVG Internet Security 2012


Windows XP or Later

New ProductAVG

Internet Security 2012

2 User, 1 Year License

   Product upgrades immediately online to the latest version 2012 to give you the most up to date internet security available and continues to update free throughout the duration of the license. Provides complete protection for up to 2 separate computers.

When you go online you want to be able to surf, search, download, bank, and shop safely. With AVG Internet Security, AVG's most advanced protection, you get a worry-free online experience every time. Internet Securityís multiple layers of protection mean you donít have to worry about identity theft, spam or viruses. And itíll even prevent you from accidentally visiting harmful sites.

For more information | FAQ

64-Bit Compatible



AVG Anti-Virus 2012 Free Edition







Windows XP or Later

New ApplicationAVG

Free Edition

   AVG is the well-known anti-virus protection tool. AVG Free Edition is available free-of-charge to private, non-commercial and home computer users for the life of the product! Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high-level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers. AVG is easy-to-use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements).

(Use of the Free version of this software within any organisation or for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited).

Now also contains anti-spyware scanning as standard.

For more information | User Guide | Tools

64-Bit Compatible



Microsoft Security Essentials 2







Windows XP or Later

Essentials 2


  Microsoft Security Essentials 2 provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials 2 is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. Itís easy to tell if your PC is secure ó when youíre green, youíre good. Itís that simple. Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you wantówithout interruptions or long computer wait times.

NEW: If you operate a small business, then you may now install and use this software on up to 10 devices in your business.

Usage on government or academic systems is prohibited.


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64-Bit Compatible


BitDefender Free Edition



Windows XP or Later



   BitDefender Free Edition is your chance to use one of the world's most effective antivirus engines for free!

BitDefender Free Edition uses the same ICSA Labs certified scanning engines found in other BitDefender products, allowing you to enjoy basic virus protection for no cost at all.

BitDefender Free Edition is an on-demand virus scanner only, it does not have any resident or live scanning ability.

This product should be used as a virus removal tool only.

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64-Bit Compatible


Comodo Internet Security







Windows XP or Later


   Comodo Internet Security is the free, multi-layered security application that keeps hackers out and personal information in. Built from the ground upwards with your security in mind, Internet Security offers 360į protection by combining powerful Antivirus protection, an enterprise class packet filtering firewall, advanced host intrusion prevention and automatic sandboxing of unknown files.

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64-Bit Compatible




ClamWin Portable


Windows 98 or Later


Portable Anti-Virus

   ClamWin Portable is the popular ClamWin antivirus packaged as a portable application, so you can take your antivirus with you to scan files on the go. You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind. Features: high detection rates for viruses and spyware, regular virus database updates. ClamAV team regularly updates virus databases to include a new virus/variant immediately after it appears, standalone virus Scanner.

64-Bit Compatible


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McAfee Stinger


Windows ME or Later


Virus Removal Tool

   Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist users when dealing with an infected system.


Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool



Windows XP or Later

Malicious Software Removal

Virus Removal Tool

   The malicious software removal tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found..

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McAfee Removal Tool


Windows 2000 or Later


Software Removal Tool

   Use the McAfee Removal Tool to remove a failed installation or damaged McAfee product.

Running the McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR2.exe) removes all 2005, 2006, and 2007 versions of McAfee consumer products.


Norton Removal Tool


Windows 98 or Later


Software Removal Tool

   Use the Norton Removal Tool to remove a failed installation or damaged Norton product.

The Norton Removal Tool uninstalls all Norton 2008/2007/2006/2005/2004/2003 products and Norton 360 from your computer.

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Use a firewall

Keep anti-virus software updated

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