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    computer security?

    ok i just know the basics about computers what security do i REALLY need?
    my windows security centre says :
    firewall on
    automatic updates on
    security settings ok
    malware protection check settings then says
    virus protection out of date
    spyware and other malware protection on

    does it really matter that my virus protection is out of date?

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    use AVGfree, as it says, its free always upto date, ive been using it for about 5yrs

    Original Poster

    have you got a link cause when i went through aol recommends it was only free for 30 days trail

    wickedteen;4252739

    use AVGfree, as it says, its free always upto date, ive been using it for … use AVGfree, as it says, its free always upto date, ive been using it for about 5yrs



    for sure :thumbsup:

    also i recommend spybot search and destroy for spy/malware

    and that is all you really need

    bellows;4252788

    have you got a link cause when i went through aol recommends it was only … have you got a link cause when i went through aol recommends it was only free for 30 days trail



    free.avg.com/dow…ion

    spybot is also free
    safer-networking.org/en/…tml

    to be honest if you know what not to click on you probably don't even need virus protection. i don't even keep virus protection installed on my main machine because i like to free up resources.. now and again i might install something and give my machine a scan, but rarely ever comes back with anything.

    I have used all manner of anti-virus includin Norton, BitDefender, AVG, Kaspersky, but have found Avast! to be the easiest and lightest on the system resources.

    ]Click - Its FREE!

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    cheers rep left

    bellows;4252788

    have you got a link cause when i went through aol recommends it was only … have you got a link cause when i went through aol recommends it was only free for 30 days trail



    they do a tria version of full product as well,best be safe than sorry

    baconsandwich;4252814

    to be honest if you know what not to click on you probably don't even … to be honest if you know what not to click on you probably don't even need virus protection. i don't even keep virus protection installed on my main machine because i like to free up resources.. now and again i might install something and give my machine a scan, but rarely ever comes back with anything.



    bad idea, moments lapse of concentration and woops you've opened that email from bellows who currently has no protection!

    as a general guide it is the knowledge involved that people need to get that is equally important, how to avoid etc just like road safety look once look twice etc
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