My granddaughter is studying at a university in UK. She has just bought a new laptop.
Can you please advise what protection software she needs?
She accesses the internet frequently and, I guess, she frequently uses USB sticks to pass on and to receive information.
As a student, free or cheap software is most acceptable!
"McShield" free program is specialist in detecting USB malware & gives a screen message showing if flash drive is infected or clean as soon as the flash drive inserted.
From experience cleaning peoples pc's by far most common problem is pups , browser & toolbar hijackers and spyware derived from doing downloads and visiting bad websites. Malwarebytes Real Time Premium will proactively block these & bad websites but if version too expensive Malwarebytes browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox now vgood alternative blockers. Also "Unchecky"free program will block most pups & bad stuff often hidden within downloads & is instal & forget.