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Update/switch an antivirus software?
05-30-2014, 11:04 AM
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Update/switch an antivirus software?
My antivirus software just expire a few days ago. It was a McAfee. i do not have the wherewithal to renew it. Therefore i will be very glad if someone can tell me of a reliable and powerful FREE antivirus software i can download. I want also to know how to remove step by step the former one (McAfee) from my computer because I have been told that if I want to install a new antivirus on my computer, for it to be efficient, I would have to get rid of the first one. Many thanks beforehand

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05-30-2014, 11:12 AM
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First off the removal of mcafee with their own removal tool.

Download the removal tool from:
http://download.mcafee.com/products/lice...s/MCPR.exe
This can be seen in the link also.

Click Save and save the file to a folder on your computer.
Navigate to the folder where the file was saved.
Make sure all McAfee windows are closed.
Double-click MCPR.exe to run the removal tool.

The rest of the instructions can be seen here...scroll down.
http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507

Secondly i would suggest Avast..
Avast antivirus Home Edition is FREE to use but it is necessary to register before the end of the initial 60 day trial period. Following the registration you will receive by e-mail a license key valid for a period of 1 year.

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

If you decide your not keen try Avira...also free.
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05-30-2014, 11:25 AM
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You have been given already the mcafee removel tool
All I have to do is give you a good combination of free programs to protect your computer

You can protect your computer very well with free programs. The best way is to use a combination of anti virus and anti spyware programs


Anti virus and firewall pro
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/d...ewall.html

or

http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
in combination with
http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

Spywareblaster
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html


Threatfire is an anti virus, that can be installed next to any other anti virus program on the same computer
http://www.threatfire.com/


This is a very good program, that completely runs in the background
http://www.comodo.com/boclean/boclean.html

Anti spyware
http://www.spywareterminator.com/
http://en.kioskea.net/telecharger/telech...ti-malware
http://en.kioskea.net/telecharger/telech...775-spybot



Installing these programs, will not use any extra RAM or CPU usage.

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05-30-2014, 11:33 AM
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to remove the old one install Revo Uninstaller. and here full protection and free.
Avast 4.8
avira
AVG8. but use only one anti virus
comodo firewall pro
malwarebytes anti-malware
SUPERAntispyware
ccleaner and mvregclean to clean your computer.
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