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    Virus protector or Windows Security essentials
    « on: September 04, 2018, 10:56:51 PM »
    My paid Avast contract finished. Think it slows down 64b HP 450 Probook. Read up on this but still not sure. 1. Many say WSecurity Essentials is enough (W7) - comment. (I never use online games) comment pse
    2. Ohers say Essentials with whatchamacallit Malwarebites. Dont know what WB are - if recommendable is it the best free one in that line?
    Thank you in advance for your knowledge.
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    Re: Virus protector or Windows Security essentials
    « Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 04:46:44 PM »
    Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer.

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    Re: Virus protector or Windows Security essentials
    « Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 09:15:56 PM »
    IF OP comes back, just wondering if he meant what's a good antivirus software to use or whether he really does have an issue on his pc needing repairing.

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    Re: Virus protector or Windows Security essentials
    « Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 02:44:08 AM »
    sounds like he is chasing advice on whether ditching Avast and going inbuilt is advisable.
    if so - if he was on Windows 10, I would say definitely.but for Windows 7, I would say get yourself a 3rd party AV program.  one good free one is Avira.Avast is also good, just too many pop-ups now.and yes, get the paid-for MalwareBytes Premium software. (about a week ago they were offering a half-price special)

    AV test labs have ranked Defender under Win10 as good or better than the paid-for guys, high 90%'s repeatedly.Security Essentials (or Defender at one stage I think - whatever it was called) under Win7 only scored high 70%'s.

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    Re: Virus protector or Windows Security essentials
    « Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 04:02:36 PM »
    I use SE on all my computer regardless of what OS is running. Just as good if not better than most costly AV's
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      Re: Virus protector or Windows Security essentials
      « Reply #5 on: October 04, 2018, 11:22:23 AM »
      Your comment has been removed. Please do not post malware advice, or post here in the malware forum, unless you need help.Superdave.
      « Last Edit: October 04, 2018, 04:07:03 PM by SuperDave »