Obtaining anti virus software and setting parental

  geek84 16:51 28 Dec 10

Hi Folks

Recently I bought my kids a lap top. I now need to put on some anti virus software and parent controls.

Can you please suggest some good anti virus software, together with details of where it can be obtained from, and how I would go about putting on parental controls?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

  john bunyan 17:14 28 Dec 10

Worth a look.
click here

Re Anti virus, I suggest Avira, MS Security Essentials or Avast - all free but only install one.
Plus PC Tools firewall (Free)
and: Spywareblaster (tries to prevent malware)
also Superantispyware and Malawarebytes as Malware scanners - all free.

  gengiscant 17:17 28 Dec 10

I use the free Microsoft one, MSE click here
plus an ant-imalware SuperAntispy click here the free one.
As for parental controls, you do not mention what operating system. Is it XP or VISTa or Windows 7?

  Press Man 17:31 28 Dec 10

This is v/good if you do'nt mind paying.click here

  DippyGirl 00:26 29 Dec 10

For the A/V and malware detection I agree with john bunyan (I am currently using Avira, switched from AVG which just got too needy)
I would maybe add a firewall sucha as Comodo
Alot of the free offerings now bundle everything together - or you can mix and match

For parental control have a look at K9 click here

  geek84 09:21 29 Dec 10

Hi Folks

Many thanks for your replies so far.

Windows 7 is my operating system.
Would all the above suggestions still apply?

Many Thanks

  gengiscant 09:41 29 Dec 10

Yes they will.

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