anti virus/malware/pop ups which ones to use

  carnoustiejim 16:12 26 May 15
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hi just reinstalled win 7 can you tell me the best software to use for the above mentioned is there an all in one software that covers them all thanks kirriejim

  stevethetester 17:20 26 May 15

Hi,

You don't say if you want free or paid solutions; but here goes: It's best to go for 2 different solutions here-one for a/v and malware and a second for pop-ups. To deal with pop-ups first as this one is the easiest; AdBlock is the best (and free) solution especially with Firefox and google chrome.I've been using this for years and it does what it says on the tin. As far as a/v and malware is concerned -

Best paid for solution-Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 Best free solution- Take your choice from Avast or Avira; both excellent.

For good independent reviews look at:click here this helps, Steve

Hope

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:55 26 May 15

Free:

Avast - Antivirus and antimalware realtime

Malwarebytes to backup Avasts antimalware - scan weekly

Spywareblaster as a blocker of bad sites.

Adwcleaner - for PUPs addons and toolbars

Adblock pro and or Ghostery to block popups in your browser

the most important is commonsense - stay away from dubious sites, don't open emails from people you don't know or banks etc. Be careful when downloading or installing software always chooes the custom option and untick all any other crap that may come packaged with your download.

  carnoustiejim 19:46 26 May 15

thanks for your suggestions set up later kirriejim

  robin_x 23:29 29 May 15

Also see Unchecky

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Use Ninite for popular software downloads

Majorgeeks are also pretty good

  robin_x 12:33 30 May 15

You don't have to pay for anything (except a £40 USB External Hard Drive is highly recommended for those without)

Easeus Todo Backup Free and Macrium Reflect Free are ideal for making System Images (snapshots of a whole system). No need to pay for them either

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The Common Sense approach is difficult for anyone until you become experienced in what you download

The Green/Amber/Red advisories on Google searches make life a lot easier for all

See mywot.com on each browser you use

Avast Free includes a similar feature. I use both.

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