I have just bought a new Acer desktop and it is brill. I have got two free months with MacAfee. After that there is the usual option to purchase. I have heard that the free software (Avast, AVG) is just as good as the paid for stuff these days. Is this true? If so, which free one is best?
[ I have heard that the free software (Avast, AVG) is just as good as the paid for stuff these days.]
That may be true with Anti-Virus programs but not with Anti-Malware programs.
I have always been of the opinion that any free anti-virus program and one pay for Anti-Malware program. I have used Malwarebytes free but for a one off payment you can get the Pro version. It gives you full time protection which should stop anything from downloading on to your computer while Browsing. I use the pay for version of Emisoft which I find to be very good others do not like it, but anything with full time protection will help.
Guys, I'm back. I see Buteman says that Avast may not be good with Malware. But, when I looked mooly's recommendation of MSE I checked and MSE says it stops Malware. In my naivety I just thought as well that Microsoft Security Essentials would do EVERYTHING (?)