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Looking for No-Charge Malware/Virus Protection #3004385
01/11/22 10:40 PM
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I received an email that I thought was from a friend and accidentally clicked on a link. As soon as I clicked the link, I got a message that the site is unsafe and I got out of it immediately. Turns out it didn't come from my friend and now I'm worried I opened myself up for trouble. I have Malwarebytes from a long time ago that I think is still running.

Can anyone recommend good anti-malware freeware that I can download?

Thanks for any ideas.

Harold

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Re: Looking for No-Charge Malware/Virus Protection [Re: Powerflow] #3004387
01/11/22 10:57 PM
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I know what you mean. I've been looking for a doctor to perform my vasectomy for free. Hard to find good stuff for free anymore but I'm going to keep looking.

Re: Looking for No-Charge Malware/Virus Protection [Re: Powerflow] #3004537
01/12/22 12:31 PM
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The INTERNET, the MISinformation superhighway
Re: Looking for No-Charge Malware/Virus Protection [Re: AndyF] #3004553
01/12/22 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyF
I know what you mean. I've been looking for a doctor to perform my vasectomy for free. Hard to find good stuff for free anymore but I'm going to keep looking.


We have a local Veterinarian that does after hours work ( back door thing) at a substantial discount. I can hook you up if you'd like laugh2 beer

Re: Looking for No-Charge Malware/Virus Protection [Re: John_Kunkel] #3004554
01/12/22 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by John_Kunkel


I use the same thing.


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Re: Looking for No-Charge Malware/Virus Protection [Re: FM3AAR] #3004561
01/12/22 01:12 PM
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same here. also use avast anti-virus and malwarebites, plus the windows defender.
all have worked good over the years.
i manually go through each about once a month, even though all but the superspy are on automatic mode.
beer

Re: Looking for No-Charge Malware/Virus Protection [Re: Powerflow] #3004570
01/12/22 01:35 PM
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Some versions of Malwarebytes have lifetime updates.

If you are getting updates you should be fine.

Re: Looking for No-Charge Malware/Virus Protection [Re: 340Cuda] #3004742
01/12/22 08:43 PM
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Assuming Windows? What version? 10 and 11 come with Windows Defender for anti-virus....you just need to turn it on. Malwarebytes is great malware software and free. Install Linux Mint OS and never think about any of that crap again!

Re: Looking for No-Charge Malware/Virus Protection [Re: Dcuda69] #3004772
01/12/22 10:45 PM
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I'm running Windows 10 and from what I can tell Windows Defender and Malwarebytes are both active. Hopefully I'm good to go.

Thanks to all for your replies.

Re: Looking for No-Charge Malware/Virus Protection [Re: Powerflow] #3004797
01/13/22 05:52 AM
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My protection is provided thru my internet provider which is Spectrum. Bought the wife a new laptop for Christmas and I was gonna load Spectrums protection but the new unit comes with Windows Defender 10 so I guess its all set.


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