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#1 Doofenschmirtz

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 08:59 AM

Hi all,

 

We have 3 laptops running Windows 7 and 1 running Windows 8.

Currently running Norton 360 - but I would not mind saving $80/year if you have a good recommendation for freeware?

 

thx

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Edited by hamluis, 28 September 2014 - 09:40 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to AV/AM Software - Hamluis.


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 10:58 AM

Microsoft Security Essentials, or Avast, or AVG for AntiVirus and MalwareBytes for Anti-Malware. (Also make sure the Windows Firewall is running).



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Posted 28 September 2014 - 04:36 PM


You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.

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