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AVG/Glary/McAfee/etc.

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.

Just get yourself a free AV, after all, the best security is you.
Dafydd.

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AVG, etc.

Thanks for your comments!

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Thing is if you...

.. 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. https://ninite.com/

Edited to include link.

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

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you dont need all

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.

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

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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