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    Pc without AV

    Can my pc go without any anti-virus?

    I have a firewall running, and i don't download any files here, just surf the internet, and if i do download, it's from yahoo mail (bypassing AV scan).

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    There are some free anti-virus software which are just as good as commercial versions. I wouldn't run the risk if I were you.

    Check out AVG Free.

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    AVG free works pretty well and uses way less resources than Norton
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    You can go without a virus scanner.

    But it's kind of like jumping off an airplane without a parachute. It's just not safe..
    "To iterate is human, to recurse divine." -L. Peter Deutsch

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    In this day it's not recommended to use a computer on the internet without taking proper security precautions. Anti virus software is part of it. I've used AVG for a few years and I've never had any problems with it.

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    When I recently redownloaded and installed AVG Free it no longer actually fixed anything. It just showed the problems and gave no option to repair as if I had to pay for it to actually do anything about the problems it found. What's the deal?
    Once I thought I was wrong but I was mistaken.


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