Best Free Antivirus Software
Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:15 AM
It would be nice if you tell me also why did you choose this specific software...Thanks!
BTW - I'm Jenna. ^^
I too prefer Avast if I went with a free solution.
MSE is another good choice.
Both are not resource hogs or obtrusive.
My choice for avast over MSE free is that avast has more features like the "sandbox"
However, avast free doesn't come with a firewall.
For W7 that is no big deal being the os and firewall is fine.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:49 AM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:06 AM
Can't say I've experianced that but that would be annoying.
OP, The sandbox is an added security feature for online banking as it creates a wall between your machine and the sandboxed browser.
However, if you practice safe surf habbits and avoid dark websites, it really shouldn't be needed.
A lot comes down to what makes one feel comfortable.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:53 AM
This post has been edited by LiveBrianD: 02 July 2012 - 10:53 AM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:21 PM
While extremely rare/unlikely, you should keep in mind that "known good websites" can be hacked and end up with "nasties" on them.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:24 PM
True. Still, I remember one time where I was trying to fix a teacher's printer. I downloaded the driver from HP, and while McAfee was taking it's merry time scanning it, I was late to my next class. Grrr...
Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:39 AM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:50 PM
This post has been edited by davidwilsonc: 31 March 2013 - 08:54 PM