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Help selecting Spyware & Anti-Virus

I am looking for a great Spyware and Anti-virus software program. My computer has been trolled and attacked with many popular software products. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks Charlie

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Let's ask how you are getting your software.

Are you getting it from a download site? If so, see what happens.
http://www.howtogeek.com/198622/heres-what-happens-when-you-install-the-top-10-download.com-apps/

The lesson here is that no great Spyware and Anti-virus software program stops these since we are opting into installing these things.

How about changing your ways of getting software?

I like getting them from the source as well as Ninite.com. Here's why:
http://www.howtogeek.com/201354/ninite-is-the-only-safe-place-to-get-windows-freeware/

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Purchased software

Thanks for the feedback. I have tried Norton and Macafee which didn't help much. Now I read that Webroot Secureanywhere 2015 is best per PC Magizine. I just want to hear other users opinions before purchasing another marketed software.

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every reveiw site has different best

IMO, you cannot go by rankings on the different sites. They are very seldom the same for various reasons. Usually if there is a security or malware issue, it is because of the user not a failure of the software. One simple click at the wrong place and at the wrong time can bypass any software.

In addition different users requires different levels of security. For example, someone who spends a lot of time in the online red-light district or play with torrents, may need a bit more help than someone who only reads emails and news with a netflix subscription.

All you can do is to try different trials and see which one fit your needs. In addition, you may need run online utilities for a second opinion since there is not one that will catch everything.

Personally all I need is windows defender (includes mse) and free malwarebytes. I will do a second opinion using housecall for my win10. Mostly I run linux so my online travels are pretty safe going.

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