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Which Anti Virus Software Should I Use?

If you haven't checked your security status (see our video on how to check), you are most likely using Windows 10 Security built in software (unless you use a MAC or Chromebook)

Should you upgrade to a different AV program, or even be paying for protection?

Read Below.

Which Antivirus Software Should I Use Video

If you're running Windows 10 security, then your computer is "fairly" safe. Windows built-in security has made some real improvements since the days of Windows 7, and for the average user, you'll be ok with this, if you run regular manual scans and also use in conjunction with other Anti Malware software, such as Malwarebytes.

There are a myriad of AV programs on the market, some offer free protection. If you can't stretch to paying for your antivirus software, then we recommend AVAST.

It is comprehensive, and light on resources, so it doesn't use up too much computing power. All of these AV companies (Avast, AVG, Avira, Norton, Eset, Bit Defender etc) have paying versions, usually with extra bells n whistles, but generally, the free versions will suffice. Avast Free will give adequate protection for light internet use.

Find out How to Download AVAST here.

If you want a good paying Anti Virus Program, then we have 2 recommendations for you:

1. If you want top of the range, with all the bells and whistles, including a VPN (allows for anonymity when browsing the net), then we recommend Norton. They currently have an offer for 12 months (around £30), but then after the first year the price goes up to around £90 pear year.

You can see our Norton page, including Download Link here

2. ESET UK security is our recommendation for those who want decent paid protection, but are on a budget. ESET is Which? Magazines AV winner for 3 years in a row, and they offer comprehensive security, at a fair price. 

You can see our EST Antivirus Page Here

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