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Offline snowflake1

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May I ask what  free version of the Avast program can be run on an XP machine that  is a mere antivirus program and not a combined  internet security suite with all the firewalls etc

All I want is a free  antivirus program that does not combine all the  firewalls etc  ( keep it simple !!)

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Re: Avast antivirus program ( not internet security suite) for XP machine
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 08:44:27 PM »
Avast Free Antivirus would be your option.

You can choose custom install and untick everything that you dont need.
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Re: Avast antivirus program ( not internet security suite) for XP machine
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 08:58:07 PM »
Avast Free Antivirus would be your option.

You can choose custom install and untick everything that you dont need.

I am already using  a custom installation of Avast free   ( Avast 4 Home at present  ) but which more up to date version of it  is  most appropriate for an XP machine ?  I do not wish to mess up my machine by taking on a version not approprioate for my needs  :'(

(I also appreciate that XP  will stop  receiving Microsoft   Support in 2014  )

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Re: Avast antivirus program ( not internet security suite) for XP machine
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 09:08:45 PM »
Its time to switch the computer soon.

But if you want to stay at XP you can use the newest version of Avast. (2014.9.0.2008)

Download: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=139606.0

A program update will go out soon.

What for an hardware do you have?
Windows 8.1 Update 1 64-Bit, Avast 2014 Free 9.0.2018, Malwarebytes 2 PRO, MCShield

 

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