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by dinahlee3 / October 18, 2015 2:54 PM PDT

I'm currently running Windows Home Premium 7, version 6.1, build 7601, service pack 1. I also have AVG anti-virus, AVG PC tune-up, and Glary Utilities installed - which in retrospect I think may be like suspenders and belt. The last two of these are up for renewal shortly, so I asked a friend whose profession is tech support for his recommendation. He told me to forget about all of them, and get the free version of McAfee. ??!?!?

I think we may be in part talking apples and oranges, but if I were certain, I wouldn't be asking. I've trusted AVG products for years, and know that Glary has a good reputation, but things do change. Suggestions? Recommendations? Comic relief?

Seriously...will be grateful for any pointers. Thanks.

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You can skip tune up and glary.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 18, 2015 3:05 PM PDT
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Just get yourself a free AV, after all, the best security is you.

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AVG, etc.
by dinahlee3 / October 18, 2015 5:08 PM PDT

Thanks for your comments!

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Thing is if you...
by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 18, 2015 5:37 PM PDT
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.. torrent, use dodgy download sites, or "naughty sites", you may get burned. I use free AV and have been OK 'till now.
Dafydd. Ninite is a worry free download site.

Edited to include link.

Post was last edited on October 18, 2015 5:45 PM PDT

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you dont need all
by renegade600 / October 18, 2015 3:13 PM PDT
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no real reason t0 have tune up and glary. you do need an antivirus. If you like mcafee, keep it, but there are plenty of free alternatives. I use microsoft security essentials. I would also suggest a companion utility such as the free version of malwarebytes.

both tuneup and glary can do more harm than good if used at the wrong time and for the wrong reason.

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AVG, Glary, etc.
by dinahlee3 / October 18, 2015 5:07 PM PDT
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Great to know...I may just keep AVG anti-virus until it expires, then go to a free version. Thanks for your comments.

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McAfee vs AVG
by 26674440633670143855967488529856 / October 28, 2015 2:41 AM PDT
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Previously I use to have different antivirus software. In my point of view AVG is better than McAfee.

Post was last edited on October 29, 2015 5:16 PM PDT

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