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I have been using Trend Micro for years. I'm considering switching to something free if there's something out there that is good that does not cost me anything.
I have several computers. I have a computer for at home that I edit on. It is constantly hooked up to the internet. I have the computer I take to jobs. It is rarely on the internet. I have two netbooks that I use to supply to attorneys for realtime. They are rarely on the internet. I currently have antivirus software on all of my computers. All of my computers have Windows for operating systems.
What do you use?
Thanks for your input.
I used to us Trend Micro for a few years and kept getting viruses...........I actually use Norton Internet Security. You can usually buy it at Amazon for $20 or less and it's good for up to three computers. Then $40 yearly renewal. It has been good.
And it's not a hog like it used to be on your system. They really made it better. I only have an antivirus on my desktop, though, none of my laptops, as I never put them online.
You have to be super careful on taking a "free antivirus" because it is (quite often) not the real thing.
I like Norton too. I got mine, paid $10.00 more and got the Norton Utilities (which is great).
I use the Avira free version on my loaner netbooks, and it does the job. I used to use that on my primary computer as well, but I upgraded to the pay version, which I can't remember offhand what that cost, but it wasn't terribly expensive. I've never had any computer issues due to viruses as far as I know.
I use Microsoft Essentials. It's free and I think it's pretty good.
Eset works really well. Never a problem.
Norton is way too large and slows down my computer. Also, it makes my computer lock up when doing realtime. Right now I don't have any antivirus software because I'm not sure which one won't lock up my computer. I know I need to have it, though....
How do you find out if your computer is 32 bit or 64 bit??
Kelli, if you're using Win7, right-click on Computer on your desktop, choose Properties, and you'll see that info right there.
I couldn't find it by doing that. This is my hubby's computer that he gave me and he told me it's 32 bit. I guess you need to know that when downloading the antivirus software. Thank you.
Are you on a different OS than Win7, like XP? If you are, I can fire up my old computer and see if that info is in a different place in XP.
I always deactivate my antivirus before I start my realtime jobs.