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KEY COMPUTERS Do You Really Need to Pay for Antivirus Software?

By Computer City

Anybody who accesses the internet can benefit from knowing about various antivirus programmes that enable you to stay safe while online. Accessing websites leaves the way open for unscrupulous people to infect your computer. By installing suitable software, you can prevent viruses from invading your computer.

for suspicious behaviour, such as a programme attempting to access files it shouldn’t. The choice is yours! Just make sure you install an antivirus on your computer and update it regularly.

It’s a free world out there! But should you trust your digital security to a free programme? There are plenty of free options, including free basic programmes from the same developers that also offer for-pay packages. On the free side are some solid and reputable antivirus programmes for Windows machines, Avast free antivirus, AVG Antivirus and Bitdefender antivirus free are just some of the free antiviruses out there. Microsoft itself even offers Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows Vista and Windows 7. On Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, it’s rebranded as Windows Defender and built into the system. Either version will scan your system for bad actors and keep a constant vigil on downloaded files. There are many more paid anti-virus programmes from well-known names like McAfee, Norton/Symantec, Kaspersky and ESET smart security. Paid programmes generally offer many additional features, which can be helpful depending on what kind of computer owner you are. The main differences between free and paid anti-virus software are the additional features you get when you pay for a one-year license. Parental controls, more elaborate firewalls to prevent intrusions, and performance and conflict scans for Windows PCs. The paid programmes also look

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