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New laptop firewall and antivirus

by Fish / November 6, 2012 9:23 PM PST

Just bought new laptop with windows 7.Came with McAffee.I would like to replace McAfee with windows firewall and AVG13 free.I do have SpywareBlaster installed and scan with Malwarebytes.
Any input is welcome. McAfee runs out in about 4 days
so I need to make a move.Fish

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What input would you want?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 6, 2012 9:28 PM PST
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(NT) I'd like to know if my choice of protection is sufficiant.
by Fish / November 6, 2012 9:42 PM PST
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It's fine. But
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 7, 2012 12:47 AM PST

Are you doing things safely or are you expecting this protection to work even if you install torrents and crack software?

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I'm strictly on the up and up!
by Fish / November 7, 2012 6:42 AM PST
In reply to: It's fine. But

So I guess I'll go with it.

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Security software
by pgc3 / November 7, 2012 3:10 AM PST

Whether what you have in mind is sufficient or not depends on how you use the system, so maybe-maybe not. There are so many opinions on what to use for A/V software the discussion could go on and on. The free stuff is OK to a point, again, depending on how you use the system online. Another poster mentioned "TORRENTS" uhhhhhh, if you do use them you want your security pretty heavy duty and that, in my opinion, would preclude many and most freebie softwares.

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As I mentioned to Bob
by Fish / November 7, 2012 6:46 AM PST
In reply to: Security software

I don't do torrents or or anything unsavory.I'm just trying to be safe online.
Thank's for your input also pgc3.

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Fish, I have been Comodo Internet Security
Has both Firewall and Antivirus. There was some minor changes on the toolbar icon. Right click it and Sandbox Security Level I disabled and Defense+ Level I selected Training Mode. I bought Comdo Internet Security Pro 2012 and I have the free Geek Buddy. ne the free one It ahs at the bottom custom install, When I had that, I unchecked Geek Buddy and Comodo Dragon. Darrell
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(NT) Thanks,for your reply Darrell.
by Fish / November 8, 2012 3:16 AM PST
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