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Virus Protection for PC/Computer

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Not sure if this is the right forum but can someone recommend the best virus protection on the market. Currently have McaFEE which is running out this month.
Want to get another one, what do you recommend? 
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  • neilmclneilmcl Forumite
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    Assume your using Windows 10, the inbuilt Windows Defender is more than adequate.
  • debitcardmayhemdebitcardmayhem Forumite
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    If you have Windows 10 , you won't really need one, remove Mcaffee , and let windows security take over.
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  • xlnc99xlnc99 Forumite
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    Yes Windows 10 - So you believe its fine?
    I dont mind paying the 20 odd pounds for virus protection. Safety is more important then anything for me
  • xlnc99xlnc99 Forumite
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    Also whilst i have you - separate topic but i do not no much about computers.

    The last few days out the blue my laptop does not boot up as quick as it used too. I have a SSD and the boot up took around 5 seconds now its like 45 seconds. Its defo something to do with a windows update or a AMD update that was done. Happened after one of the two
  • Mr.GenerousMr.Generous Forumite
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    I ran Avast free for the last few years and it did the job. New computer comes with a years subscription like you, once that's done I'll go back to Avast I think.
  • xlnc99xlnc99 Forumite
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    I have found that Bitdefender seems have the most positive reviews from customers and also tech websites. Infact, its petty much top 3 on all websites if not top 1. For 25 pound and a peace of mind i think i may choose that. Anyone had experience with them?
  • Were_DoomedWere_Doomed Forumite
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    Unless you really need an Internet Security Suite then simply stick with the built-in Windows Defender. If you absolutely must have a separate AV then I would suggest Bitdefender Free. (Again, only pay if you need a Suite).
  • J_BJ_B Forumite
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    Not sure but is there still a 'specific' way you need to remove McCrappy?
  • xlnc99xlnc99 Forumite
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    I believe its just a simple uninstall? Or do they have hidden files 

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    xlnc99 said:
    Also whilst i have you - separate topic but i do not no much about computers.

    The last few days out the blue my laptop does not boot up as quick as it used too. I have a SSD and the boot up took around 5 seconds now its like 45 seconds. Its defo something to do with a windows update or a AMD update that was done. Happened after one of the two
    What is the make and Model of the laptop, does it have a discrete graphics card, there is some chat about needing to upgrade the graphics card drivers.

    🍺 😎 Still grumpy, and No, Cloudflare I am NOT a robot 🤖
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