40 plus views but no replies, guess few people use antivirus.........
The "view count" is not only related to active members, but also includes "bots" like Google, Yahoo. Facebook, Etc Etc...
As there is so much discussion about this subject, it has become a topic that can be found in the Pinned opics at the top of this particular forum area. Mostly these are by quietman7 who has put many hours put into this.
If you wish to use only 1 computer for banking Etc, then use one with all the whistles and bangs from your Paid Antivirus and Firewall company and keep it for banking / finance specific and use the others for general usage with any free Antivirus / Firewall.
Some people purchase a cheap netbook (small laptop) and lock this down as the main banking / finance computer, then use any other computer with paid or free Antivirus and Firewall for general use -
The free versions offer 99% (could be 95%) the same protection as paid versions, but often only lack personal support. However every Antivirus company will run a Forum of its own to give you support. The free versions are always active in protection, but the level you require is only decided by you.
Personally I find Kaspersky or ESET are usually rated at the top paid antivirus versions and even the old reliable Norton versions still rate in the top 10, but you need to personally decide from the list of about a dozen Free versions if you wish to choose that way.
You do not even mention Paid / active versions of Antimalware programs that are needed more in these days of hackers, and where the problems are not just virus related, but any inserted malware can be found on the Internet. Malwarebytes Anti Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware are 2 main Malware Specific contenders in this market place. They offer Free versions, however they are not Pro-active, rather they are Retro-active in cleaning up after an infection.
So you can see that giving you only 1 way is not an option for all the people here to offer.
Pay top dollar and then visit the Forum for that particular Antivirus, and you will still find an area of their forum that is involved in Malware Removal related to their product.
I have never paid for any Antivirus program, but I do not do banking etc online, so I just want general protection from most "average" pests that annoy users when browsing.
I must also agree with midou1994 as they have given a similar reply -
Please read the pinned items listed at the top of this section, and your advice will be found there -
Thank You if you took the time to read my long script -