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Free antivirus software?

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anyone know/use any that works?

if not, methinks i need to shell out the $ to get one.

its either a virus, or something in my computer is fuged...

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I recommend 2 things:

First- stop using Internet Exploder. Download Mozilla Firefox.

Second- download Avast and use it.

Good luck.

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It's really kinda weird.. i get these crazy graphics stupidness.

everything was fine until i was playing WoW with my brother last weekend. about 4 hours into it, i started having display problems. it looked all blocky and distorted.

it's different every reboot. either its graphics glitches, or the computer runs really slow.

i'm stumped.

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I recommend 2 things:

First- stop using Internet Exploder. Download Mozilla Firefox.

Second- download Avast and use it.

Good luck.

Amen Brother!!

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I used to use AVG free at work on a standalone terminal we had and I have no complaints on it.

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I used to use AVG free at work on a standalone terminal we had and I have no complaints on it.

I've been using it for years. Now even the free edition is updated automatically. www.free.avg.com

Your problem could be that your video card is on its way out. Four hours of WoW can overheat your card big time especially if it was on the edge to begin with. And graphics card problems can slow your computer alot. My pc is 6 years old, I upgraded the graphics when I first got it and I've had to replace the graphics card twice more. Doesn't WoW have a utility to check your graphics card? Guild Wars does. Make sure, too, that your graphics drivers are up to date.

Also, if a virus or malware is taking your resources, Windows will step down graphics first to keep running. Get an antivirus plus scan with both SpyBot S&D and Malwarebyte's Anti-malware. Might keep you from spending $$ to replace the graphics ard.

Good luck!

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anyone know/use any that works?

if not, methinks i need to shell out the $ to get one.

its either a virus, or something in my computer is f*cked...

Can you describe what your computer is doing exactly?

As for anti-virus software, never stay with just one. There are plenty of good free ones out there, but not all cover everything. I would run one, such as AVG and pay for the premium version. The freeware version does not look for the really mean viruses like rootkits.

Once a week, run Spybot S&D, ATF Cleaner, Malware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware to keep a squeaky clean computer.

If your computer is slowing down, it may not even be a virus. If your power supply is failing, or just not powerful enough to run your rig, it could be causing Windows to run sluggish as it has to constantly reroute power to keep your components running.

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