How satisfied are you with this response? Forget Microsoft Security Essentials. That will end when Vista support ends in April. Avast worked in XP after End of Life. The link you have provided has helped me install AVG Many Thanks, much appreciated. Trojans are usually the go-to viruses for hackers looking to infect or steal your personal data. These are viruses that look like other files with extensions like. A good antivirus will stop you from running that virus on your PC.
An even better antivirus will stop you from downloading that virus in the first place. In fact, I recommend you choose Panda as a secure way of protecting your PC for free. Robert Bateman. Short on time? There are some nice extra features, and it comes with a free VPN. Download it for free here. Avira : Powerful antivirus technology. If you receive virus definition updates for an earlier version, you will continue to receive the definition sets that are compatible across all Windows platforms which your Norton product supports.
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Depending on security demands and development, future versions of Norton-branded security products may drop support for retired operating systems. Need help? Please call Click this file to start installing Avast. Almost done! Follow these 3 easy steps to complete your Avast installation Note : If your download did not start automatically, please click here.
Step 1 Run the Avast installer Click the downloaded file at the bottom left corner of your screen. Step 2 Confirm the installation Click "Yes" on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation. It seems to be working well enough, though perhaps my internet usage is too tame and too limited to expose me to much risk. And I'm a tad annoyed by BitDefender's view of obscure utility programs and ISOs as threats which need to be Quarantined, but not enough to search for something better.
Posted 13 March - PM. How long ago did you install Bitdefender? If you don't mind using a really old client version, I believe Security Essentials 4. I didn't get a response as quickly as I had hoped as I posted late at night and wanted to get my machine useable, so downloaded Bitdefender and have it running with Malwarebytes but only seemed to be able to get a trial version, so that will run out soon and Defender.
Thank you for your suggestions. Posted 14 March - PM. If you want to install Malwarebytes Free, you must deselect the trial of Malwarebytes Premium during the final step of installation unless they have changed something recently. Free trial Visit website. It has an advanced disinfection scan.
It has a firewall with powerful application control. Automated security patching. Webcam protection and so many other bonus features.