Which free Anti-Virus ?

  Iceman244 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/\ 13 Nov 11

What op system?

XP - Avast (uses less resources than MSE)

Vista / Windows 7 MSE

  Iceman244 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. 13 Nov 11

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

  Iceman244 13 Nov 11

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

Is it already installed ?

  Woolwell 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/\ 13 Nov 11

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

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