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Mike Brassil: help required about anti virus software

by mikebr2012 / December 23, 2012 8:43 PM PST

Here Mike Brassil. I have just purchased a PC and I want to download an anti virus software for my PC. I want to know from your side that which type of anti virus will be the best for my PC's protection free or paid. Please suggest me with some versions' name.


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Re: antivirus
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 23, 2012 9:39 PM PST

I find nothing wrong with the free versions of Avira, Avast or AVG, although the last one has become rather bloated.


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The best antivirus is still you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2012 10:42 PM PST

Some of your newer owners think the protection works so they can be care free about where they go, what app they download and more.

It appears the message is no longer being taught that we cause most of the issues. It's the rare thing that can install a trojan behind our back with us doing nothing at all.

With that out of the way, Kees noted the usual and I'll add I rarely use IE but another browser beefed up with WOT and Adblock+.

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Mike Brassil: help required about anti virus software
by mikebr2012 / December 25, 2012 8:03 PM PST

Hi all, thanks to all of you for your kind suggestions.

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