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Where can I get free antivirus / Internet security for XP

by 44justme44 / March 10, 2015 1:39 PM PDT

I can't afford a new pc, nor a Windows upgrade. Are there any RELIABLE, TRUSTWORTHY free antivirus / Internet security programs still available for Windows XP? Thank you

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AVG still works on an XP I have
by James Denison / March 10, 2015 2:10 PM PDT

Just updated it after a year in the closet. The adaware worked too.

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(NT) So does Zone Alarm (NT)
by ramusson / March 10, 2015 4:18 PM PDT
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(NT) Thanks!
by 44justme44 / March 11, 2015 3:25 AM PDT
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(NT) Thank you!
by 44justme44 / March 11, 2015 3:28 AM PDT
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(NT) Thank you!
by 44justme44 / March 11, 2015 3:24 AM PDT
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Define TRUSTWORTHY.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2015 12:24 AM PDT

Not one can be trusted to stop all the exploits, infections and more. So if that's what you mean by trustworthy, not one to date has done that.

However if you need to find one that isn't installing CRAPWARE along with the download, take a look at what's on the list at NINITE. Here's a link about that.
http://www.howtogeek.com/201354/ninite-is-the-only-safe-place-to-get-windows-freeware/

Be sure to only install ONE antivirus at any one time.
Bob

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(NT) Thanks, very much!
by 44justme44 / March 11, 2015 3:26 AM PDT
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Avira Free Is Still Supported On XP Also
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 11, 2015 2:57 AM PDT

Here's a direct link to their offline installer. Download the offline installer to your desktop, then double click the file to run the installer. During the installation on my machines, I choose the "Custom" install and UNCHECK the boxes for their "Windows Firewall" and "Shell Extension" options.

NOTE: Clicking on the link below will immediately bring up the download dialogue box.

http://install.avira-update.com/package/wks_avira13/win32/en/pecl/avira_free_antivirus_en.exe

HOpe this helps.

Grif

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(NT) Than k you!
by 44justme44 / March 11, 2015 3:27 AM PDT

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