Purchase of Anti Virus.

  Ex plorer 13:32 01 Jun 2014
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Hi how many of you pay for your anti Virus to give higher protection of your PC / Laptop.

I am considering Avast as I do use my Laptop for just about all my needs in buying.

I dont seem to have had many problems in the past but I would consider it money well spent these days, of course I have to budget myself for every thing so I may not be able to afford the best out there.

Interesting to here other comments.

  muddypaws 13:49 01 Jun 2014

If you happen to have a Barclays account you should be able to get Kaspersky as a freeby from Barclays site.

I,ve had it for about 4 years.

  bumpkin 13:52 01 Jun 2014

Why not try Avast free version for starters rather than spend out on something you may not need.

  john bunyan 13:54 01 Jun 2014

When I had a paid for suite ( Bullguard) I had a virus that caused mayhem. I now use the free version of Avira (with Malawarebytes, Superantispyware and Spywareblaster as malware scanners) and have had no problem in over 2 years. I m sure Avast is equally good. I think paid for suites are probably advisable for novices who may not update their programmes nor do sufficient back ups or scanning.

  Ex plorer 14:32 01 Jun 2014

Trying the free version of Avast for a for the past 4 months and in my second week of the full program for a fortnight.

I used to run MS Security, HSBC have it on there site as a download.

But according to write ups its not as good as Avast. HSBC agree its not as good as it was but gives some kind of protection for on-line banking. McAfee is also free for a year after that you must pay for the update.

I also use super anti spy-ware as a scanner.

And I do keep my PC fully updated.

Maybe I am getting paranoid and worry more than I used to do.

  Ex plorer 14:33 01 Jun 2014

Should have said the free full version is for a fortnight only.

  bumpkin 15:22 01 Jun 2014

Whatever your choice be sure to do a regular backup preferably to an external drive.

  Jollyjohn 19:05 01 Jun 2014

Anti virus? I just use Linux :)

  Ex plorer 08:20 02 Jun 2014

Thanks all for advice, I will buy the latest Avast internet security when my trial runs out as its at a reasonable Price for the up-grade.

jock1e I used the free malwarebytes for years and have read up on the latest version, its within my budget for the two, and seems adequate for my needs.

  xania 13:12 02 Jun 2014

I have a desktop and 2 laptops in my house. Norton Internet Security for £20 each year, including Password Vault.

Then freebies are OK-ish, but sometimes there is a price to pay for performance, speed of updates and overall support.

  xania 13:12 02 Jun 2014

I have a desktop and 2 laptops in my house. Norton Internet Security for £20 each year, including Password Vault.

Then freebies are OK-ish, but sometimes there is a price to pay for performance, speed of updates and overall support.

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