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    Wifes windows lappy has malwarebytes and defender but still seems to keep getting malware? Anyone recommend a av software that might help?
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    Default Re: Recommend me a free antivirus software

    I use the free version of AVG.

    Been using it for years with no issues and it works too (ie spots the occasional bug).

    It's slightly intrusive as you get pop ups now and then trying to get you to upgrade, which is fair enough, but they're not that regular so it's ok

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    Currently using sophos.

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    If she's still getting stuff with AV installed, then it's probably education she needs rather than additional software.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a free antivirus software

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    If she's still getting stuff with AV installed, then it's probably education she needs rather than additional software.
    Point well made, if the AV is detecting (and presumably cleaning) the infection then it's not what's at fault.

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    What I'm trying to say is if Mrs Pietin is getting lots of viruses it's because she's clicking lots of things that she shouldn't without knowing. You don't just get a virus visiting the BBC and SunBingo. She need a guide to spotting dodgy urls and phishing emails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    If she's still getting stuff with AV installed, then it's probably education she needs rather than additional software.
    100%. She follows shopping chanels and click here to view things! I just found the cause of the latest one which was open4u.co.uk. I've blocked that and it's okay again, for now...

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    Default Re: Recommend me a free antivirus software

    Get some adware blockers installed in the browser.

    Have a look at Ghostery and Disconnect.

    There's a lot of cr@p concealed behind linked 'stories'.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a free antivirus software

    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Wifes windows lappy has malwarebytes and defender but still seems to keep getting malware? Anyone recommend a av software that might help?
    TIA
    Windows Defender is not an AV product. Even MS accept that.


    I use McAfee, and it's cheap. I worked there 8 years and know how good it is

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264500545...m=264500545608

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    Default Re: Recommend me a free antivirus software

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Windows Defender is not an AV product. Even MS accept that.


    I use McAfee, and it's cheap. I worked there 8 years and know how good it is

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264500545...m=264500545608
    You're a bit out of date with that, Defender does rather well in AV tests these days.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a free antivirus software

    Quote Originally Posted by Mussels View Post
    You're a bit out of date with that, Defender does rather well in AV tests these days.
    Also is an antivirus product, https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/wind...nsive-security

    The problem is your wife, no antivirus/malware stuff will beat her clicking stuff she shouldn't.

    Add in ccleaner and rkill..

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    Default Re: Recommend me a free antivirus software

    Sophos Home is decent enough. Free for 5 systems managed via cloud account. You can set each PC with different levels of protection via webfilter as well.

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