New laptop which security

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  1. Neckender

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    On my old lap top I had Norton security but it didn’t stop my lap top from getting problems and it has gone that slow that it’s unbearable, plus the charger has packed in.
    I’ve ordered a new HP laptop and would like to know what security to buy, what do others suggest.

    John.
     
  2. Theonlysue

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    My it friend says use Windows defender.
    Its very good these days.
     
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    Bitdefender The bees knees.
     
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  4. PhilandMena

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    I also use Dashlane (paid version). I'm a tight git ! No one's getting anywhere near the few pence I have.
     
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    £25 Bitdefender - Which Best buy 80%
     
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    I that a one off payment or yearly?
     
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    I use AVG free version, worked for me so far
     
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    I have used Avast (the free version) since 2002. Never once had a problem and it doesn't slow down the system/start up.
     
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    Me too for 10 years - never needed anything else. Free!
     
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    So you're an It Girl then Sue ...
     
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  11. Yorick

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    Windows Defender IS NOT AN ANTIVIRUS SOLUTION. Even Microsoft tell folk that and advise folk to get a proper AV solution
     
  12. Yorick

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    Me myself I use McAfee, but I worked there 8 years and know how good it is. I also know how poor some of the others are ;)
     
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  13. peterc10

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    In Windows 10 it is supposed to be. Quote from MS "Windows Defender Antivirus protects against viruses, spyware and other malicious software".
     
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    Microsoft wrote Windows 10. It has lots of holes and weaknesses allowing virus writers to attack it.

    Then they sell a package to protect it.

    If Microsoft were so good, Windows 10 would be foolproof.
     
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    They don't sell it. It comes as an integral part of Windows 10. And nothing, not even the "mighty" Apple, is foolproof.
     
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    I believe its an annual fee.
     
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    Folk in the know wouldn't trust it
    Quite :)
     
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    I use Kaspersky AV. And no, there's nothing on my computer I don't want the Kremlin to see. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  19. Gellyneck

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    Avast Free Antivirus for the last 10+ years. No issues except the occasional pop-up "try the paid version".
    ZoneAlarm Free for the firewall for 20+(?) years.
    Also run AdwCleaner (portable), Spybot (portable) and Malwarebytes Free every week or two for further checks.
     
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    Never had any problems with the free AVG. Along with Malwarebytes and Spybot it does the job for me. Revo uninstaller is very useful too for reaching stuff that Control Panel's uninstaller leaves behind.
     
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