Which free Anti-Virus ?

  Iceman244 14:52 13 Nov 11
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I currently have McAfee Anti-Virus/Internet Security which runs out today.

I have been told that you can get the same or better free Anti-Virus software.

Does anyone know what the best free Anti-Virus software is and if I need to download a free Firewall as well?

I do purchase goods online as well as carry out online banking so the Anti-Virus and Firewall software would need to be suitable for this.

Many thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:02 13 Nov 11

What op system?

XP - Avast (uses less resources than MSE)

Vista / Windows 7 MSE

  Iceman244 15:11 13 Nov 11

The op system is Windows 7.

Do I just need to download MSE or do I need a Firewall as well?

Also do I need to un-install the McAfee software or will MSE overwrite it?

Thank you for your help.

  mikef. 15:38 13 Nov 11

Just download MSE, after deleting McAfee, and use W7 own firewall, which is much better than previous versions

  Iceman244 16:02 13 Nov 11

Silly question but how do I use/turn on W7 own Firewall?

Is it already installed ?

  Woolwell 16:08 13 Nov 11

Use the McAfee removal tool McAfee Tool to uninstall McAfee otherwise remants will hang around.

W7 Firewall is already installed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:51 13 Nov 11

Windows will advise if Firewall switched off, accessed in control panel security centre.

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