Recommend free security setup for new Dell laptop

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JuanP1000, Oct 24, 2010.

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  1. JuanP1000

    JuanP1000 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I just got as a gift a new Dell laptop (dualcore 2.3, 3gb ram), it comes with win7 64bit home basic and mcafee Internet Security (1 year license).

    Do you recommend to keep mcafee?...if not what will be the best free security setup you use in this system that is light on resources?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend Registered Member

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    Free applications only:

    1. avast! Antivirus Free
    2. Comodo Personal Firewall with D+, Sandbox
    3. Prevx SafeOnline (Facebook)
    4. WinPatrol Free
    5. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free (On-Demand only)
     
  3. tobacco

    tobacco Frequent Poster

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    Oh Man - the Mods really need to create a separate category for these threads :cautious:
     
  4. NoIos

    NoIos Registered Member

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    I would reccomend to stay with mcafee. You already have a really strong OS and good suite. So you don't need anything else. At least keep it for a month and see if it fits your needs.

    If you have no special interest for sites that usually carry malware and you run software from known sources, then you're safe with your setup.
     
  5. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Keep McAfee, and when it expires get a free one.
    As to the best free one look at AV Comparatives, and the threads on this forum.
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/

    AvsB is not pemitted for AVs. Try one or more to see what runs well on your computer.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  6. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    JuanP1000, please review Wilders' Posting Policy Statement - Antivirus Software.
    Once you have tried a product and have a specific question about a specific AV program, you are more than welcome to post back. This thread is closed.
     
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