Internet Security

Dog Breath
Dog Breath Posts: 314
edited February 2018 in The cake stop
My Avast subscription will be ending shortly and I am pondering whether to stick with them or try something different.

Can anyone recommend one that is not mega-bucks but provides excellent protection. Was thinking maybe Bitdefender, but maybe not Kaspersky (Russian).

Whaddaya think ?
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Comments

  • timothyw
    timothyw Posts: 2,482
    Or you could just use Microsoft security essentials/windows defender for free....

    And virustotal for anything suspect you come across.

    Still, it's your money, do what you like with it.
  • fat daddy
    fat daddy Posts: 2,605
    Yup, I see no need for anything other than MSE
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,230
    Step 1 - Don’t go on dodgy sites.
    Step 2 - Don’t click on dodgy links.

    Eliminates most problems.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,275
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Step 1 - Don’t go on dodgy sites.

    Eliminates most problems.
    Where's the fun in that!!??
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • sniper68
    sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    Avast Free?
    That or MSE.
    I haven’t paid for security for years.
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    MSE and stay off the blueys.
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  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,514
    What's the rationale now for the Nortons and McAfees of this world now for your average Joe home internet browser person? If Msoft albeit late to the party have recognised the issue of security?
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,230
    seanoconn wrote:
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Step 1 - Don’t go on dodgy sites.

    Eliminates most problems.
    Where's the fun in that!!??
    Other people's devices.
    Allegedly.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Avast free comes up recommended alot on tech forums/reviews

    Norton used to crash my pc or grind it to a halt as did AVG so switched to Mcafre which gave me less problems, found Avast and yet to have any issue, Windows firewall is meant to be as good as any basic off the shelf option
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,916
    Ebay.
    Pay < a fiver, buy a product key, download and install. Norton, Mcafee etc, take your pick.
    Voila!
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,333
    Since I've been on Windows 10, I've been mostly content with Windows Defender. A recent experiment with BitDefender led to some gobbling up of memory resources, so I've gone back to Defender. Past experiments have been with most of the rest at various times, and Avast came out as the least problematic, though I got tired of the incessant pop-ups with the free version.
  • Work pays for bullguard. Worst av you can buy IMHO. Especially if work hasn't changed your laptop for some time.