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Staying safe on the computer

I'm always careful to make sure my anti-virus software is up to date and today received notification that it expires in early January and can be automatically renewed. 

They want £69.99 for automatic renewal.  I can purchase the same item direct from them as a new customer for £29.99 and from Argos for £22.99. 

As a special offer because I'm an existing customer they'll send me a £15 voucher if I renew.  Tough decision but I think I'll decline their generous offer.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,565

    Mine’s  like that, I start a new one every year.

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,904

    Download Avira Free-Antivirus from Filepuma or Techspot downloads ; it costs nothing and is just as effective as the 'paid for' versions .

    Used it for years !image

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,107

    If you've got an account with Barclays and registered for on-line banking you can get Kaspersky free and renewed each year - for PC and mobile

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,904

    https://www.thebalance.com/best-free-antivirus-1356634

    Take a look at ssome of these ; don't be ripped off by 'paid for' anti-virus image

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,904

    https://www.thebalance.com/best-free-antivirus-1356634

    Take a look at some of these ; don't be ripped off by 'paid for' anti-virus image

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,904

    image Posted twice , my mistake !!

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,143

    I use Windows Defender which comes with Windows 10 and had no problems.

    Also run Malwarebytes (free version) as added protection.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 29,711

    I use AVG and Spybot - both free.

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