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Anti-Virus Program?

Now that U-verse is installed, what anti-virus should i use for my computer? Do i go with the McAfee or use something like AVG?

Now that U-verse is installed, what anti-virus should i use for my computer? Do i go with the McAfee or use something like AVG?

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I always reccomend Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and earlier. Windows 8 has the same product already installed called Windows Defender.

 

But it truly is up to you what you install on your computer. They all work well in different ways.

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Many will recommend MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) if you are running Windows.
Many will recommend MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) if you are running Windows.
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I always reccomend Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and earlier. Windows 8 has the same product already installed called Windows Defender.

 

But it truly is up to you what you install on your computer. They all work well in different ways.

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I always reccomend Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and earlier. Windows 8 has the same product already installed called Windows Defender.

 

But it truly is up to you what you install on your computer. They all work well in different ways.

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*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Yep.  I have a laptop and a desktop....both using Windows 8.  I use Windows Defender on both of them.  It's good....it is unobtrusive....and it is free.

 

Right now I'm struggling with my brother-in-law's laptop which uses Norton anti virus and it is loaded with junk.  I think I've managed to clean out most all the malware, adware and other invaders.  Been working on it for an entire day.  He gets the Norton program for free with his Comcast service. (that figures)  I had almost forgotten how to run all these scanning programs, etc. because I just don't have the problem with my own PC's.

 

 

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Yep.  I have a laptop and a desktop....both using Windows 8.  I use Windows Defender on both of them.  It's good....it is unobtrusive....and it is free.

 

Right now I'm struggling with my brother-in-law's laptop which uses Norton anti virus and it is loaded with junk.  I think I've managed to clean out most all the malware, adware and other invaders.  Been working on it for an entire day.  He gets the Norton program for free with his Comcast service. (that figures)  I had almost forgotten how to run all these scanning programs, etc. because I just don't have the problem with my own PC's.

 

 

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. .......Margaret Thatcher
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Thanks for all your help. Went with MSE as suggested. So far so good.
Thanks for all your help. Went with MSE as suggested. So far so good.

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McAfee is a situation where the cure is worse than the disease.  McAfee has been known to slow even the most modern computer down to crawl.  It's a bloated piece of crap.

 

Microsoft Security Essentials like others have said is a great alternative if you don't want to pay for antivirus software.  Avast is another great example of a good free antivirus software.

 

If you want to pay for an antivirus software I do suggest Webroot.

McAfee is a situation where the cure is worse than the disease.  McAfee has been known to slow even the most modern computer down to crawl.  It's a bloated piece of crap.

 

Microsoft Security Essentials like others have said is a great alternative if you don't want to pay for antivirus software.  Avast is another great example of a good free antivirus software.

 

If you want to pay for an antivirus software I do suggest Webroot.

The uversecare@att.com team, otherwise known as the uVerse Technical Support Miracle Workers.

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Thank you! i'll friend you once I'm on my ps3 again. I went with MSE so no issues or bloatware. thankfully.

Thank you! i'll friend you once I'm on my ps3 again. I went with MSE so no issues or bloatware. thankfully.

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No problem. If you do friend me on the PS3 please send me a message that you saw me on the at&t forums.
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