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    Virus Protection Software

    Hi Guys & Gals,

    I have been using Standard Banks Mcafee free software for years now. This morning when logging on to my standard bank internet banking account I received a message that as off 1 July 2011 they will no more support this software and no updates etc... will be received!

    Can anyone recommend a good cost effective virus protection software solution? It will be for my home\work laptop!

    Thanks,

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    Have been using Zone Alarm for years and seems to be ok. Not free though ! ( It piggybacks on Kaspersky )
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    I use Microsoft Security Essentials - it's 100% free and to date I have not had any issues. See www.microsoft.com/security_essentials for more info.
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    Microsoft Security Essentials as above or Avast (free version) http://www.avast.com/index
    Remember to check if your Windows Firewall is enabled.

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    I use the free edition of AVG. Works like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismine View Post
    Microsoft Security Essentials as above or Avast (free version) http://www.avast.com/index
    Remember to check if your Windows Firewall is enabled.
    Avast has dropped me on several occasions with viri slipping through
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    Thanks for the info guys, will check them out

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    Try using Sandboxie for web browsing and email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinco View Post
    Avast has dropped me on several occasions with viri slipping through
    Keep in mind that most antivirus software may not detect the latest "scareware or blackmail ware" where the program pose as a antivirus or recovery utility and gives lot's of false messages or hoax errors. That is detected by spyware programs like MalwareBytes Antimalware

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    AndyD, I had a quick look at Sandboxie, it looks like a similar concept that google chrome works on?

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