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nattynatty Avatar
suspended6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Hi, Just wondered if anyone can help. I need internet security! Dont know the difference between spyware, malware antivirus or trojans! That bit is all too technical for me! Can anyone recommend a free download that would cover me for everything?
Thanx Nat
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suspended6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
MalwareBytes for malware, Avast for antivirus and Comodo for firewall.

All can be downloaded for free and legally on http://www.FileHippo.com

Microsoft Security Essentials is another option, but I'm not sure what features it actually has as I have never used it.

*Edit* Just download what I've suggested - it's free and will keep you ticking along nicely.
#2
You could go for AVG Free...that covers viruses (a trojan is a form of virus) and spyware, and it's recognised as a decent free option. I'm sure there are lots of seperate packages you can get for free, each of which does the different bits better (as per the post above) but if you want simple, I reckon this is the way forward.

That said, Kaspersky is a pretty cheap internet security package - for the £15 or so you can pick it up for, it's well worth it.

The other thing of course - is learn the difference between dodgy internet pages and pukka ones, and just stick to the pukka ones for your internet safety!
banned#3
Anything but AVG!!!
#4
Eset NOD32, brilliant anti virus
#5
microsoft security essentials is free and does everything. good reviews too. can't find link im struggling on my phone. maybe somebody else can?
#6
Microsoft security essentials - doesn't eat up all of your memory and hard disk space.
#7
deek72;8323315
microsoft security essentials is free and does everything. good reviews too. can't find link im struggling on my phone. maybe somebody else can?

1+ :thumbsup:
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ :-D
#8
Natty - I'd say if you don't know much about these things, you're almost worth buying one off the shelf somewhere - all these niche things people are promoting are great, but not always easy to use. Can you not bear to part with 30 quid for a bit of Norton?
#9
Norton is evil, invasive, slow's down your system and makes the computer take longer to boot up.

£30 is a waste for something microsoft provide for free.
#10
s2rocks247
Norton is evil, invasive, slow's down your system and makes the computer take longer to boot up.

£30 is a waste for something microsoft provide for free.


agreed, i wouldn't touch norton.

as i said above esot nod32 is ideeal, very simple but effective
#11
Microsoft Security essentials gets my vote, even though I try to not use any microsoft product where possible! It has been secure and effective for me and the best part is it seems to use less resources than previous products I have used (AVG, F-Secure)
#12
souljacker
Eset NOD32, brilliant anti virus


+1 ive heard as much but cant afford it, i just get a new HDD when mine goes belly up and make sure i back up each day to avoid any loss or data problems!
#13
I use a avast Pro, Never had a problem with it.

wouldn't touch any microchit anti anything.

And dont get me started on norton
banned#14
RAhmed1234;8325640
+1 ive heard as much but cant afford it, i just get a new HDD when mine goes belly up and make sure i back up each day to avoid any loss or data problems!

wow - that must be the worst way I have ever seen of controlling viruses

so you backup all your data each day and buy a new HDD and reinstall when u get a virus

the mind boggles! :w00t:
#15
s2rocks247
Norton is evil, invasive, slow's down your system and makes the computer take longer to boot up.

£30 is a waste for something microsoft provide for free.


PROVE IT.
find me ONE review of a Norton 2010 product that says it slowed their computer down and was invasive.
CHALLENGE!

I have 360 V4 running on my PC using less than 10mb of RAM.
it only scans when the PC has been idle for a certain amount of time.
updates constantly.
its WAY better than previous versions and I speak as a cynic who refused to sell it for 6 years!

I moved from Eset Smart Security when my sub ran out with them and tried Norton, MEGA surprised at the results. gone from using 43% RAM to 34% now.
not had a single problem.

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