There are so many opinions on what to and not to use for AV software the discussion(s) could go on ad infinitum. Firstly I would not likely recommend Mcafee and I have NEVER been crazy about using so called "FREE" or "INCLUDED"server software packages. The freebies that you can download may get you by to a degree but there can be issues, especially running wirelessly. If you use your laptop at large, for travel, etc. you want to get something that includes anti malware,anti Keylogger and generally anti fishing as well. These are NOT free you will have to pay for these features. It is sort of a game, you pay you play, you don't and sooner or later you will likely lose. I have used so many different AV softwares over the years it gives me a headache just thinking of some of the issues I have dealt with, especially experimentation with freebies. Norton 360 works quite well, there are others, Kaspersky is another that can include features previously mentioned and others exist as well....but..they are not free. Personally I prefer to bite the bullet and pay the stipend, some do not, their choice.My choice since the advent of Win 7 has been Kaspersky, I use it on 4 systems, 2 desktops and two laptops (Toshibas). I can attest to the efficacy of the Keylogger feature since I use my main L/T for travel and have had several attmepts at intrusion, Kaspy caught them every time. Some will disagree with what I use, it is a matter of choice and what seems to work best overall for the individual. Good luck!
Ok I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite P855-S5312, primarily for business use, primarily for an accounting firm and I am going to try and run multiple versions of Quickbooks software(2010,2011,2012,2013) as most of the time we are dealing with live files, that need to remain in their current versions in order to be successfully restored to the clients computer.
So I guess I have two questions. 1. I still have not booted this thing up as I am really trying to be thorough and find out which anti-virus software best suits me. I have McAfee on my desktop and my old laptop, but I am also a Comcast subscriber and if I am not mistaken they offer Norton for free.
I figure now would be as good a time as ever to switch over to the most effective/efficient software out there.
I read the reviews of the AVGs and Avast users and they are such a mixed bag. I don't mind paying for peace of mind, I certainly don't think $70 annually is anything extraordinary to protect my assets.
If you were starting from scratch what would you install? Soup to nuts, AV, Spyware, Malware, I need everything, I have a blank slate, and Windows 8.
2. Anyone know anything about installing older versions of software onto windows 8?(like Quickbooks 2010 and earlier?)