Cheapest Security Package

  Molly_Don 17:22 04 Feb 2010

I'm looking for a security package preferably where it offers a 2 year licence but unsure which of the paid versions to chose.

I'm aware there are lots of reliable free one's available, but by choice I'd rather have an all in one package

  bremner 17:26 04 Feb 2010

Same question asked a few days ago click here

  birdface 17:30 04 Feb 2010

not sure if this is still available or not.

click here

  Woolwell 17:59 04 Feb 2010

MSE must be one of the cheapest packages (being free!). click here
Reviewed click here

  Molly_Don 18:19 04 Feb 2010

Thanks for the help / links guys, but AVG for under £5.00 WoW - is there a con?

  Molly_Don 18:29 04 Feb 2010


Thanks for the link, but can you hel me out here please?

What's the difference between say AVG & MSE? apart from the price.

Does MSE do automatic daily updates, or do I have to do manual ones?

If i downloaded MSE, does it work the same as say McAfee?

Sorry for all the questions.

  blazingbadger 18:48 04 Feb 2010
  Woolwell 19:34 04 Feb 2010

MSE does automatic updates. I put it on an old laptop that I rarely use and quite pleased with it.

I have hsd McAfee and would not use that product now. I currently have Kaspersky which came free with on-line banking and on my current laptop Norton 360 which I got at a reduced price.

I do run Malwarebytes in addition. So far it has not found anything which hasn't already been caught.

Also see click here

  Molly_Don 19:53 04 Feb 2010


If I downloaded MSE, do I need anything else?

(I already have malwarebytes installed)

Do I need to install a firewall?

At present I have McAfee security suite, but looking at this it says 1 year licence £24.49 or 2 year licence £57.19

2 x £24.49 is not £57.19

click here

  Woolwell 22:40 04 Feb 2010

Technotiger and Mooly are better placed than I am to advise on MSE but as far as I am aware it relies on Windows Firewall which isn't that good.

  northumbria61 23:00 04 Feb 2010

AVG Security Suite version 9.0 has everything you would need including a firewall. Not the cheapest around but does come with a 2yr license for a single computer with the option of additional licenses for $10 (about £6.32) You can download a 30 day trial version if you wish to try it out.

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