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#1 wkid

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:31 AM

I recently set my 82 year old mother up with her first computer (Win 7 HP x32 desktop). I am looking for a free real time security program which requires little or no user interaction. Microsoft Security Essentials would normally be my choice. ---but--- Articles I have read recently indicate that Microsoft Security Essentials has fallen from grace. What do you reccomend?

 

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EDIT: to correct grammar


Edited by wkid, 09 December 2013 - 09:32 AM.

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#2 Brian81

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:46 AM

There is a nice writeup here:

 

http://freebies.about.com/od/computerfreebies/tp/best-free-antivirus.htm

 

In the past, when I did use AV, I stuck with avast! It had a small footprint and was not a resource hog. It did a very nice job of finding malware and keeping my system free and clear of any junk.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:58 AM

You may want to read these topics which have several suggestions for free anti-virus and anti-malware products.
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:14 PM

I recently set my 82 year old mother up with her first computer (Win 7 HP x32 desktop). I am looking for a free real time security program which requires little or no user interaction. Microsoft Security Essentials would normally be my choice. ---but--- Articles I have read recently indicate that Microsoft Security Essentials has fallen from grace. What do you reccomend?

 

Thanks for your replies,

wkid

 

EDIT: to correct grammar

My suggestion is that you step up to the plate and buy your mother a decent AV program like NOD32 or Kaspersky and foot the bill. While you're at it, get her a registered copy of MBAM Pro. Hundred bucks or less up front, and something like $30 a year to maintain. Isn't she worth the investment?


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:49 AM

bitdefender antiviru free.

 

once installed it updates and upgrades itself.

 

will not ask one question.

 

detects and removes virus automatically.

 

very high detection rate.

 

automatically scan computer in background when idle.






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