My sister has a new HP 8.1 laptop I'm trying to help her with. It came w/ a trial Mcafee installed - just trying to get setup she has already had a trojan worm reportedly quarantined and 21 other threats ID'd. I tried reading up on Defender so she could make a decision to keep/switch before her trial ends - and got confused pretty quickly. Supposedly, MS recommended running additional software? I thought one could only run one AV program at a time.
My Win 8.1 The Manual That Should Have Come With said Defender provided adequate security. Anyone agree/disagree? Any suggestions for the most secure option out there - fee or free? Any AV/Security Suite with great support or understandable instructions/help for the non-expert?
Thanks for any help.