Ok so I don't consider myself particularly tech savvy when it comes to Internet security. With my old laptop I only ever used the free version of Avast for protection and decided to just go with the same when I recently got a new laptop as I never had any issues. However, in the past few months I have had a problem with one piece of ransomware in particular on the new laptop that I have struggled to get rid of fully. It kept coming back and back and eventually I had to wipe my computer and restore it to factory settings to clear the damn thing rather than pay someone to remove it. So now I'm thinking I need to majorly bulk up my security but have no clue whether I'm better off using several different programmes or one security suite. Also, I've always used free programmes but now I'm thinking should I go for a paid version? I just have no clue where to start. I don't want the computer to slow down as I know some security programmes can do this but I don't know which ones are good or bad. When I look online it's all so confusing because the reviews always conflict. Help!!!!!