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09-04-2001, 10:47 AM
Just wondering why european users can't get a free copy of the avg antivirus program.
I had inoculate IT running on my computer, but they are shutting down that service, so I'm running without antivirus. All the commercial antivirus programs (Norton, McAfee,...) are too expensive to buy. I even wonder if they don't invent some virusses just to sell more of their software.
anyhow, since my computer is now dangerously connected to the internet, anybody know any good FREE antivirus programs with regular updates for a belgian user?? I'd be most appreciative!! Don't believe in copying McAfee or Norton, 'cause then I can copy almost continuously.
Feel that all computer persons should be able to get free protection, it's a small club that creates programs to harm innocent iternet users, why??
F-prot is a free, for personal use, DOS based (also now have a Linux version) AV program (it doesn't have the automatic features of Windows based AV but it is free, the Windows version is $25US)...can be found here (http://www.frisk.is/f-prot/download/)
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09-05-2001, 07:25 PM
I hope that I am not doing the wrong thing by suggesting this.
If I am please accept my appoligies and correct me.
The reason that AVG is not available could be because of the language problems (translating it into various languages) Why don't you download the program and install it to see if it works, and if it does not work you can just un-install it again. All the info etc will be in English, but it might work OK .
It is the program that I use and have no complaints with it. I have also just put it onto friends machine after finding 6 different viruses on his computer.
09-05-2001, 09:48 PM
According to this link (http://antivirus.ca.com/current_users.htm) they are still giving updated signatures. If you lost your copy and still have your registration number go to this site (http://freewarearena.com) and select antivirus, scroll down and you'll find a direct d/l without linking you to Computer Associates. I'm still using Innoculate PE and I am still getting frequent updates. If not go here (http://dslreports.com/front/security/english/sec017.htm) , it has a list of antivirus programme which some are free.
Hope this helps,
[This message has been edited by Hardtek1976 (edited 09-05-2001).]
09-05-2001, 09:56 PM
I would like to point out that I have Innoculate PE and have updated it weekly and it did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to protect me at all.
in case you didn't see this (http://www.pcguide.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/001888.html)
[This message has been edited by sea69 (edited 09-05-2001).]
09-06-2001, 03:36 AM
don't know if i can find the registr number again for innoculate PE, but before I got rid of it, it always (everytime on startup) said that I need an update. So I clicked on OK and it connects to it's home page and then it says that I already got the latest updates. It did that everytime and so I got tired of it and got rid of it.
Will check out the other links, thanks.
About AVG, probably has something to do with the language settings, cause it is free for UK and US. I'm just wondering why it isn't free for other countries, 'cause you can get AVG in your language if you PAY for it. So other languages are available.
I will try to download it and run the UK and US version on my computer (as all my software is in english) but I wont change my system settings for it (they are all off course set to Dutch (belgian)).
Just bought a computer magazine with CD-rom. Has som AV software on it, but I don't know if they are trial versions or not. Will check that out too, once my computer has moved to my new home (probably this weekend).
Appreciate all your suggestions, start to feeling at home here.
09-08-2001, 08:37 PM
get AntiVir (http://www.free-av.com/) it's still free, works pretty darn good-and is original made in german.
A good anti-virus is never too expensive, i would suggest you put out for Norton; unless you want the dubious pleasure of reinstalling and fixing a system that has been violated. ( been there, it sucks-especailly when you have to fix multiple systems.) http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif
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