You will benefit from added security with Windows Defender - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-defender. Or, you can try Microsoft Security Essentials (part of the Windows Live Essentials download) - http://www.microsoft.com/security/products/mse.aspx. Both are free and you can decide what to use after you purchase your laptop.
Hi and thanks in advance. I am going to be purchasing a laptop soon and I'm wanting to know whether I should download any free or wanting to purchase software for protection and cleaning purposes now or wait until I have my laptop. Not sure what to buy yet so if any suggestions, I'd sure appreciate them. I use my system only for emailing, browsing and soon to be selling on the internet. So don't need anything special and can't spend over $600. I've got 2 issues here and this may not be a good thing but I do need the help. So any software downloading and/or programs installed now or wait and any suggestions on a basic laptop for my needs. All suggestions and help are so appreciated. Thanks a bunch