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Topic # 111996 22-Nov-2012 10:59 Send private message

An elderly relative of mine has asked for advice, and I'm now seeking yours!

They have a several year old PC used almost exclusively for email and light web browsing. OS is Windows XP Home, and has a subscription to McAfee Security Centre.

McAfee subscription is about to expire. What are people's thoughts on a free alternative?

Microsoft Security Essentials?

AVG?

Something else?

Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 721239 22-Nov-2012 11:59 Send private message

The best free AV is Microsoft Security Essentials.
We've found the others (AVG, Avast, Avira) have just got too bloated and aren't as good as they used to be.

For paid AV I would only use Eset.




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