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Old 02-12-17, 23:40
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Windows 10 & Anti virus

Evening,
I had to buy a new lap top with windows 10 & was wondering about antivirus software.
I know that W10 comes with its own form of antivirus, malware protection but is it any good & do I actually need to switch it off and by another dedicated AV to remain secure online?
Advice please
Rich
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Old 03-12-17, 07:35
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If you also have other devices to protect, then I'd get a copy of Norton internet security.

You can install it on up to 5 devices (if you get the deluxe version) including tablets and phones.

https://uk.norton.com/products
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Old 03-12-17, 08:36
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Only time I had a laptop virus it came in switched the bought copy of Norton off and trashed it. I now use free Avast and Malawarebytes.
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Old 03-12-17, 10:30
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I too bought a PC with Wind 10 and no protection.
We had Kaspersky installed on previous versions and have it today on 10.
It is not always compatible with some web sites for buying things, but we have not been 'successfully attacked' so to speak.

It is easy to ask it to perform scans both light and deep to check the PC system out.
Not sure what to do now the alert has been voiced about the Russians....
Hope this helps.
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