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    Hi,

    What are the best internet/computer security about nowadays?

    Im talking,

    Anti virus
    Malware
    Spyware
    Adware

    and whatever else.

    Thanks

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    I'd recommend Malwarebytes as a freebie program. I think that just does spyware & adware - not traditional viruses (trojans, etc) -- but i'm not 100% sure. It's well worth having though, as a secondary tool which you run occasionally as well as having an anti-virus turned on all the time.

    As for anti-viruses, everyone has their favourite. There's no way this thread will result in people universally recommending one product.
    Some people are happy with their free product, some prefer to pay a bit of cash and get a commercial one.
    Popular ones (which have a free version):
    Avast
    AVG
    Antivir (maybe? don't know how popular this is...)

    Paid-for ones:
    Kaspersky (what I use - very happy with it and can be had for ~£5 off of eBay or at the high street store "The Works" [they seem to have deals on it all the time])
    Panda (a friend uses this - can't vouch for it myself)
    Norton (don't think anyone will be recommending this. It's expensive and slows your computer down massively).
    Mcafee (expensive and also a resource hog)

    It'd be handy to know your computer specs as that'll dictate if you need an anti-virus that is particularly light on resources or whether you've got enough to cover the cost of running something more 'bloated')

    oh, NOD32 is also a popular antivirus which is about £30 iirc and light on resources. Often cited as "the best" paid for antivirus.

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    oldmanhouse;8712497

    I'd recommend Malwarebytes as a freebie program. I think that just does … I'd recommend Malwarebytes as a freebie program. I think that just does spyware & adware - not traditional viruses (trojans, etc) -- but i'm not 100% sure. It's well worth having though, as a secondary tool which you run occasionally as well as having an anti-virus turned on all the time.As for anti-viruses, everyone has their favourite. There's no way this thread will result in people universally recommending one product. Some people are happy with their free product, some prefer to pay a bit of cash and get a commercial one.Popular ones (which have a free version):AvastAVGAntivir (maybe? don't know how popular this is...)Paid-for ones:Kaspersky (what I use - very happy with it and can be had for ~£5 off of eBay or at the high street store "The Works" [they seem to have deals on it all the time])Panda (a friend uses this - can't vouch for it myself)Norton (don't think anyone will be recommending this. It's expensive and slows your computer down massively).Mcafee (expensive and also a resource hog)It'd be handy to know your computer specs as that'll dictate if you need an anti-virus that is particularly light on resources or whether you've got enough to cover the cost of running something more 'bloated')oh, NOD32 is also a popular antivirus which is about £30 iirc and light on resources. Often cited as "the best" paid for antivirus.



    Thanks for this...

    I may give Avast or Nod32 a go and see what they like..

    Its just that my computer has been crashing alot recently.


    Dcx - You use this?

    If I were you id use Avast! as your anti virus constantly running to check for viruses, automatically terminates connection to site when one is connected.

    Alongside that I do weekly scans with malwarebytes just to check for anythnig that may have got through but never run two anti virus at once.

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    It could be crashing due to the processor over heating....open it up and give the insides a good clean.

    Kaspersky and Malwarebytes get my vote.

    Kaspersky is free if you bank with Barclays.

    Avast is good too imo.

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    slamdunkin;8712582

    It could be crashing due to the processor over heating....open it up and … It could be crashing due to the processor over heating....open it up and give the insides a good clean.



    Will do that tonight...

    Thanks

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    Just cleaned it...so much dust.

    Does seem to be running better but willstill get some anti virus software and that.

    Thanks

    Microsoft Security Essentials is pretty good as a base AV, and it's free.
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