Anti-Virus – Which is The Best?
One of the main things to consider when using a computer is which Anti-Virus to purchase.
There are both free versions and paid versions – generally the paid versions have more features, such as Anti-Spam, Identity Theft Protection and Parental Controls, but do you really need these features from your Anti-Virus suite?
E-Mails – most people use providers such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and similar online providers which already have this built-in.
Parental Controls – Do you have kids? If so this may be a good idea to have, but there are numerous free options to this such as OpenDNS.
Identity Theft Protection – To be honest, this doesn’t mean much. It may flag up phishing websites here and there but your Anti-Spam will block these from your E-Mails, and Internet Browsers such as FireFox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome do this automatically based on large open-source databases.
The best free Anti-Virus software I would recommend is Microsoft Security Essentials. It doesn’t take up much of your computer resources and isn’t intrusive – it will only pop-up if it detects a virus, and with real-time scanning in the background you’re generally pretty safe.
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