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  1. BRIAN SLATER profile image88
    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    hi- can anyone recommend some free downable computer security- thankyou

    1. Sekharg profile image73
      Sekhargposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      AVG will be good. At least I liked it.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Super anti-spyware; Avast; Norton security scan (available via Google Pack); Adaware.

    Super anti-spyware lives up to its name; it has an ability to detect where others fail. I believe it does have the ability to run in the background without using too many system resources.

    Avast is an all-round anti-virus program, which has received mixed reviews but it is rather popular.

    Norton Security scan does not run all the time, but on demand, which means it is not proactive.

    Adaware is mostly about spyware; it has developed quite a bit in recent times, so may have become fairly effective.

    If I should choose just one, I'd go with Super-Antispyware. Others may have a different opinion, of course.

  3. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    I use AVG and Spybot Search and Destroy

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    It's a tough choice!

  5. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    Microsoft Security Essentials, free from Microsoft.com

    From the same idiots who created the problem  to start with,  but it will catch things AVG et al. cannot see.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Microsoft Security Essentials, when installed, will automatically download all patches for the operating system in question. Depending on the OS and configuration, it can become a very large download.

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Which you should have installed already, as many of them are important security patches.

      I know that these can sometimes cause problems with xp and before, but that's what you get when you run a challenged  os. Windows users should be on Win 7 or scrap it and buy a Mac.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    The only good Mac is a Big Mac - et cetera...

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      smile

      Funny how many MacBooks I see at tech gatherings..

  8. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Everybody knows that Macs are inferior - except those who have tried them or taken the time to learn about them.

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Everybody knows they cost more too, except for those who have actually compared specs head to head.

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    Amie Warrenposted 7 years ago

    What kind of security are you talking about?

    I use Avira Antivir free and it's awesome. Also use Outpost Firewall free, but I'm about to trade it for Comodo, I think, since they took away the instant updates.

    SuperAntispyware and Malwarebytes are both great, but when I run them, I always have to run both, because neither catches everything.

    If you run Peer Guardian at startup, it blocks most governmental entities from hacking into your computer. It was invented for P2P users, but it's just a great small, unobtrusive program that protects you like crazy.

    Spyware Blaster is also a tiny program that runs in the background and doesn't allow spyware to embed itself on your system. Great if you go to a lot of sites that might have drive-by stuff, not that I'm accusing you of going to those types of sites, but just saying.

  10. L a d y f a c e profile image76
    L a d y f a c eposted 7 years ago

    AVG All the way.

  11. BRIAN SLATER profile image88
    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    hello and thanks to all who have responded- apart from a"Big Mac" which does sound appealing. smile  i'm just checking two of these out AVG and Avira Antivirus and will go with one of them-thankyou.

 
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