Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum

Resolved Question

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

Fish has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer »
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: New laptop firewall and antivirus
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: New laptop firewall and antivirus
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer as chosen by Fish

Collapse -
What input would you want?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 6, 2012 9:28 PM PST
Collapse -
(NT) I'd like to know if my choice of protection is sufficiant.
by Fish / November 6, 2012 9:42 PM PST
Collapse -
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?
Bob

Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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.

Collapse -
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
Collapse -
(NT) Thanks,for your reply Darrell.
by Fish / November 8, 2012 3:16 AM PST
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech for the school year

Smart tech for smart students

Forget the pencils and notebooks. Gear up your students with these portable and powerful note-taking machines.