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Which free Anti-Virus ?


Iceman244

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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

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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What op system?

XP - Avast (uses less resources than MSE)

Vista / Windows 7 MSE

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Iceman244

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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.

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mikef.

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

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Iceman244

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

Is it already installed ?

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Woolwell

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

W7 Firewall is already installed.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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

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