Virus software - what do I buy for new laptop

I have just bought a new laptop. What software do I need to protect my computer? Is there good free ones. i have bought MS home and student. Do you recommend any other software? We just use it for homework and basic office, internet use.


geek_flashback, Mar 3, 2:55 pm

Microsoft Security Essentials has been overhauled for win 7 and 8, should be ok.
Others are Panda and Avast

geek_andrew.t, Mar 3, 8:58 pm

Windows 8.1 has a beefed up Windows Defender instead of the weak MSE. You don't need anything else.

geek_r.g.nixon, Mar 3, 9:15 pm

Thanks for your help :-)

geek_flashback, Mar 4, 3:51 pm

I've been using AVG free for several years and have never had any issues.

geek_apollo11, Mar 5, 8:09 am

Trend Micro; can use it for your phone etc as well.

geek_awoftam, Mar 6, 11:16 pm

What ever you do dont get Nortons. Overprice and will slow your computer to a crawl.

geek_neell, Mar 8, 2:49 pm

Or you could always Google Free anti virus and look at the results which will come up with Avg and Avast

geek_newbie5, Mar 10, 3:43 pm

Those outdated myths.

geek_dudekrulz, Mar 10, 7:27 pm

Every year Norton is faster & lighter than ever before. Every year it is the same bollocks

geek_king1, Mar 10, 7:54 pm

Some free antivirus software on link below.

I currently use ESET Smart Security, though ESET also has an antivirus called NOD32.

I used to use Norton Internet Security, but personally I feel they are going backwards and can no longer recommend.

geek_chnman, Jun 2, 3:11 am

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