my laptops got no security

  MizMuir 22:31 18 Mar 2010

hi my mcafee trail thing has finished wot free software can i use keep it safe along with any more tips thank you

  Woolwell 22:42 18 Mar 2010

Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes
click here
click here

You need to use the McAfee removal tool to get rid of all of Mcafee
click here

  MizMuir 22:43 18 Mar 2010

i use my computer for online banking so will it be safe enough

  Woolwell 22:54 18 Mar 2010

As safe as any free software but you may want to add a firewall. Some banks eg Barclays give free security software with on-line banking..

  Woolwell 22:55 18 Mar 2010

If you want to pay consider Kaspersky or Norton 2010.
McAfee has been getting some relatively poor ratings recently.

  MizMuir 23:00 18 Mar 2010

ideally not pay as im a student just want basic security for free

  Woolwell 23:14 18 Mar 2010

See what others advise too.

  Belatucadrus 01:31 19 Mar 2010

avast! antivirus click here
Sunbelt Kerio firewall click here
and MalwareBytes

  john bunyan 10:04 19 Mar 2010

I agree with Woolwell but on W7 I use: PC Tools firewall, Avira anti virus, Malawarebytes anti spyware. May switch to MS Security Essentials for anti virus soon.Read other threads on this.Don't forget - only one anti virus to run.

  Covergirl 12:42 19 Mar 2010

. . . Windows Firewall? With Windows Defender and MS Security Essentials - they are all free.

Nobody has mentioned the good old favourite AVG Free click here

  Woolwell 13:33 19 Mar 2010

I think that MS Security Essentials has better malware protection that AVG. Yesterday I replaced AVG free with MS Security Essential on a system and it found a problem that AVG had not.

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