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Are free antivirus programs trustful?

I have seen few antivirus programs on the web that claim to be free like avg antivirus to mention one, so my doubt is do those antivirus really protect my system?

Hope anyone my solve my doubt

Best regards, sisiliano
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DMTechGrooupCommented:
Here is an article on the free AV's.

We use AVG most of the time, but for best protection against AV & spyware we use Spysweeper w/AV from www.webroot.com

http://antivirus.about.com/od/antivirussoftwarereviews/a/freeav.htm
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linuxoCommented:
Hi,

Not all of them i agree with DMTechGrooup..

be careful  take a look to this to know about Anti virus  power ans reliability

http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

thanks
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phototropicCommented:
The best reccommendation is from people who have used free av software and say that it works.
I have used AVG

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/

and Avast

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

and both do a good job of protecting your pc for no cost.
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michkoCommented:
There are plenty of free programs that are safe and efficient.
Here is exactly what I have on my home systems:
ZoneAlarm firewall. (free)
AVG Free Edition (http://free.grisoft.com/) is a good antivirus.
Spybot (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/) does a good job on spyware.
Adaware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php) is good on adware.
Spybot and Adaware work well together, if one misses something the other will pick it up.

SuperAntiSpyware (www.superantispyware.com) is another good free ad/spyware solution.
Avast has a good free antivirus (www.avast.com).

A good free on-line virus scanner:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

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FDomingos88Commented:
Yes they are, the only thing that they haven't, compared to paid AV'S is less features.
But the engine is the same.
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
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