I currently have 8 pc's and 1 laptop (and have 2 backup laptops) running on my home network. We have a variety of OS running from XP up to Win 8. Why, someone may ask! Well, I have 6 children that do all their schooling online at a virtual public school and each of them MUST have their own computer to do their schooling every day. Then of course, there is me and my husband who need computers of our own.
So, with so many kids using computers on my network I feel like I'm constantly battling some sort or spyware, malware, virus, hijacking, etc on one computer or another or possibly over my whole network!
Of course this makes me totally nuts and I need an all network, all computer solution if there is one. On 6 PC's (the max) I'm running Norton 360 via our Comcast account. The other's I have Microsoft Security Essentials. I have downloaded Spybot search and Destroy on all computers, Malwarebytes (free) on all computers, and I do my best to keep things updated and run the spy/malware as often as I remember. BUT TO NO AVAIL - something gets in and my kids can't stop clicking on all that 'pretty' and 'interesting' 'cool' stuff put out there to infect them. AFterall, they're kids.
So, can anyone suggest to me the BEST Full line of defence that will run on all systems with as little maintance as possible and as free as I can get - hey six kids is a very expensive obligation!
If it's any consulation, I'm a third year Web Development student and have taken Security and Advanced Security (Hackers Handbook was our class text) so I'm not a total dumby to security and not a total novice to repairing computers (physically and internally) so I might understand some tweaking of programs if needed.
Thanks in advance for your time and help!!!