i am new to windows 7 from mac. and i need some good software for security. i did a trial of nod32 which was great and worked good in the background, but if i dont have to pay for the security i would prefer not to. is the free version of avg a good product? also is there any security software that is recommended?
thanks for the replies
i am using windows 7 64bit
4gb corsair dominator
sapphire 4870 1gb
60gb vertex 2 ssd
1tb samsung spinpoint
650 watt ultra power supply
A lot of people typically run a free version of AVG or Avast in combination with MalwareBytes as a secondary, manual scanner. You'll have to wait for opinions on that setup, as I myself have a free subscription to Norton through my ISP, but I do have MalwareBytes installed just in case something would get past that needed more extensive scanning and removal.
Remember to keep windows updated. Surf with something other then IE. (firefox with no script running is a great idea.) and run behind a router. Should be all the protection you need unless someone is actually trying to hack you.
I used BitDiffender 2009 and was not happy due to frequent crashes... I bought 3 licenses for all home computers (2 x Win XP & 1 x Vista) and on XP was quite OK but in Vista was very unstable and annoying...
But since the support expired I just installed MSE and so far, I like it, thus +1 for Microsoft Security Essentials...