Internet security

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  1. Fenman

    Fenman Funster

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    My paid for security is due for renewal but I am wanting to change and I keep reading that the free ones are perfectly good for personal internet use.

    I have Windows 7 on my laptop. I rarely download much other than inter-family stuff and use the web for info, communication and the likes of here.

    Can anyone advise a techie numpty like me of a good security supplier to go to please?
     
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  2. GJH

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    We've been using Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall (both part of Windows) for several years with no problems.
     
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    Avast free, is PC Pro's choice, which is high praise from them.
     
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    My Norton went t**s up AGAIN a few weeks ago. Took some advice from a good friend who works for a large internet related company, and downloaded 'Panda'. All free, just don't go for the add on stuff you pay for, not required. Panda sorts my anti-virus, Windows Defender sorts my firewall.(y)(y)


    http://www.pandasecurity.com/uk/homeusers/solutions/free-antivirus/
     
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    I also stick with Microsoft Essentials. It is about the only bit of software they write that isn't rubbish. Every other AV suite I have tried has had problems. Anything from slowing the system down, using too much resources/space to plain out crashing. I also get fed up of the constant bombardment of adverts and nags.

    Whilst ever I have a windows system running I will never use a third party AV again unless microsoft's goes down hill of course.
     
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  7. Fenman

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    Many thanks one and all. What a wonderful bunch of people there are on this forum.
    I shall be doing some changes to my security shortly.
    Once again a million thanks.
     
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    Likewise..

    also use Malwarebytes..

    not a security expert, but as I understand, malware poses a greater threat than viruses
     
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    Strictly speaking, malware includes viruses, spyware, adware, trojans &c &c.

    I would never tell anyone not to use such a program but I don't, personally, feel the need to have the paid for version running as a matter of course. I do run the free versions of Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner and SuperAntiSpyware from time to time (to clean the machine up as much as anything). I also run the free version of CCleaner at least once a week.
     
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