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What is the best software that will protect my laptop from viruses/trojans etc.?

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I am looking for software that protect my laptop from any dangers but doesn't cost too much. Any ideas? Read More
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2y, 6m agoPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
I am looking for software that protect my laptop from any dangers but doesn't cost too much. Any ideas?
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2y, 6m agoPosted 2 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Avast Free
#2
As above.
#3
Avast free works well for me - however it has to be combined with 'safe browsing' and regular OS patching.
Ie - don't download stuff unless you are sure it is safe / reputable, don't click 'Yes' to everything that pops up, etc.
#4
Thanks, I'll have a look now.
#5
avast and also spybot search and destroy 2.4, you must update and run spybot at least once a month
#6
also try malwarebytes with an anti virus, it picks up all sorts that an Average will miss
#7
Damn predictive text I meant AV not average
#8
Microsoft Security Essentials should be enough unless you're visiting torrent sites...
banned#9
dougle34
avast and also spybot search and destroy 2.4, you must update and run spybot at least once a month

Avast for sure, not sure about spybot anymore tho- used to be a standard, now I think malwarebytes has clinched it.
#10
Kaspersky and Malwarebytes use both but cost you or u can download for free..
banned#11
I have a MacBook, I don't use AV on it, no problems so far anyway.
#12
it's not a software but it is free and easily trained

link below

linky

yes some might down vote me but it's a serious point - common sense really!
banned#13
iv got avg.
#14
For all the Avast lovers, how much of a CPU hog is it? I still have nightmares from using McAfee, I wouldn't want to go to anything similarly hoggish (I'm running a i5 4690k @ stock). :p
#15
The top three are paid for ones, but really are worth it. You can usually get them for under £10 if you know where to look. Sometimes you can even get them free, as follows:

Bitdefender (They always have free promotions every now and again)
Kaspersky (Free for Barclays customers)
F-Secure (Free for Virgin Media customers)

Microsoft Security Essentials/Windows Defender is rubbish, and basically should never be used. They regularly come at the bottom of independent lab tests.

Lastly if you have to use a free anti-virus and can't use the above ones I have recommended. Use Panda Antivirus, this is the best free anti-virus software on the market, and always comes out top in tests.

HTH.
#16
I used Avast on a Advent laptop and had to take it off , really slowed the laptop down .
All my machines have Avira and Malwarebytes and I NEVER get problems .
#17
Malwarebytes, then go to google and search for malwarebytes pro codes --------- get the pro version free!
#18
I would have said avast but it's starting to pee me off a bit now . Quite a lot of adds and if you want it to remove 'dangerous' add ons it forces you to install bing or ask search bar/ set as default search engine (I think those are the two)
#19
But I would still vote for malwarebytes great product
#20
Good suggestions
#21
toshapetriji
I have a MacBook, I don't use AV on it, no problems so far anyway.
Wow you got some jealous window users on you.

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