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ill_never_b_a_geek

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Hello,

I am running Windows VISTA Home 32b on a DELL Hybrid PC

Can some one please advise as to which paid malware protection is more reliable as I want to replace what I'm currently using as it is not dependable.

I need malware protection for my PC that really works but is also user-friendly.

Thank you,

Edited by ill_never_b_a_geek, 09 February 2013 - 10:46 AM.

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phillpower2

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Hello ill_never_b_a_geek

Two of the best AV programs are Avast and Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and both are available free.

What is your present AV software and why do you feel that it is unreliable.

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ill_never_b_a_geek

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Hello phillpower2.

Thank you so much for your help.

RE: "What is your present AV software and why do you feel that it is unreliable."

This PC currently has AVAST! paid version installed. But, there have been serious problems; Infected files (including Trojans)have been allowed in to the PC.

I had switched to AVAST! because I'd heard it was reliable and would not be heavy on the PC. Well, maybe it's not heavy on the PC but it most certainly turned out not reliable at all. I knew something was wrong and decided to do a little pocking around on my own....low and behold... I found a number of infected files! AVAST! neither stopped the infected files nor warned me that the PC's security had been compromised. Instead, it continually gave me false info by telling me "Your system is secure", when it wasn't!

When it comes to Computers I'm self-taught; I have no schooling in computers whatsoever. I just went out one day a few years ago and purchased a used laptop with WINDOWS 95 installed, and went from there. So, you see, when I purchase protection for my PC, I need it to actually work & do what it's supposed to do.


RE: "Please remember that any feedback you provide be it good or bad may help others who are in need of help and that is why we ask that you conclude your topic when you longer require assistance"

I apologize if I have in any way offended anyone here by not entering what you refer-to as concluding a topic.
In my way of thinking I believed that if I did that I would actually end up confusing anyone who might drop-by looking for help.
Based on my extreme limited knowledge of operating a PC....there's nothing anyone can learn from me (as far as PC's go).

This will be my last post here, & I sincerely wish to thank all who have taken their time to help me with issues till now.

Good-bye.
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Hello ill_never_b_a_geek

I have used Avast free for many years and thankfully with no problems, but like anything else it is not infallible and the same could be said of other AV software.

Not sure why you think you have offended anyone as you have in fact shared your knowledge and experience of Avast and this may help others who have the same problem with the AV software in the future.
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