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Hello everyone,
My friend just bought a new computer and he needed an anti-virus program. I suggested AVG Free 2013 because a local store that helps with computer problems recommended this to me. However, my friend seems overly paranoid about viruses, malware, spyware, and even cookies. I think that AVG does a pretty good job of protecting your computer, don't you think?
Also, my computer came with a year subscription to McAfee. I've heard mixed opinions of this program, so should I uninstall this and get another anti-virus program? Suggestions would be great, thanks.

~Griffin

P.S. My friend doesn't allow any cookies. I know some can be bad, but some are good, right? Like the ones that remember your passwords so you don't have to log in every time you enter a site. Just wondering, because we've been arguing over this for a bit now.
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  1. McAfee .......... Useless
    AVG Free ........... Fair at best

    Best free .......Avast
  2. Best answer
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/

    compare for yourself..........
  3. MyNewPCBuild said:
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/

    compare for yourself..........

    Thanks, I'll check it out.
  4. Avast is a good one.

    Yes, some cookies are fine. Some sites you even have to have cookies enabled in order to load. Something like tracking cookies are relatively harmless, and easily removed by something like Malwarebytes.
  5. aford10 said:
    Avast is a good one.

    Yes, some cookies are fine. Some sites you even have to have cookies enabled in order to load. Something like tracking cookies are relatively harmless, and easily removed by something like Malwarebytes.

    That's what I thought, thanks for the information.
  6. Best set ups I've heard for free and easy are avast for anti-virus then comodo or zone alarm for firewall.
  7. Best answer selected by murrgriff.
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