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Anti Virus Protection

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Had to get my laptop fixed over Xmas and everything I had on it has now gone. 

When I bought the laptop in 2016 for Xmas, it came with McAfee at a reduced price (if I remember correctly) but that subscription has now run out and I need to renew but it's 50 quid which I don't necessarily want to pay at this time.

For someone who doesn't really have a clue with this stuff, what would you guys recommend? Do I need pay something for virus protection? What's the best thing? Is there anything free?

I don't mind paying around 20 quid but just wondering what's the best thing to do. @Rab

Cheers.

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Honestly, the best antivirus is just common sense. Although, Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes are usually what I'd use.

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I use Avira anti-virus. I know a lot of people who do what Rab does and just use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes - and those people I know that do that are some of the most computer literate people I know. But Avira is free and does a decent job.

Don't use Kapersky Labs though, whatever you do.

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I agree with Rab. If you're cluey you can get away with being unprotected. It's more botnet scripts you need to watch out for these days, nasty stuff but at least it isn't installed.

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