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M.S. : 7/11/2018 10:56 am
...I have McAfee Anti-Virus on my computer.

If you were to add another security program, what would you advise?

Any thoughts, suggestions much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
I Would Add  
Aloha Alan : 7/11/2018 11:17 am : link
Malwarebytes. Premium if you can afford it, free is okay.

The key is always keep the definitions updated so you are most current.

I use Avast Free as my anti-virus and I use Malwarebytes Premium. I haven't had a known computer issue is the past few years so I guess either I am lucky or smart using these two products......knock on wood.
Malwarebytes - ( New Window )
Second Malwarebytes  
DC Gmen Fan : 7/11/2018 11:21 am : link
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Are we adding or replacing?  
leatherneck570 : 7/11/2018 11:38 am : link
I'd be hesitant on adding another anti-virus. They do not play well together.
3rd malwarebytes  
Mattman : 7/11/2018 11:59 am : link
Itís not antivirus, itís anti malware. Only having antivirus is like having half a roof on a house

I work in IT
RE: 3rd malwarebytes  
Percy : 7/11/2018 1:46 pm : link
In comment 14010779 Mattman said:
Quote:
Itís not antivirus, itís anti malware. Only having antivirus is like having half a roof on a house

I work in IT

Important to understand this difference. (I have both.) I'm told two anti-virus programs are likely to compete and interfere with each other.
Another vote for Malwarebytes  
Eli Wilson : 7/11/2018 1:48 pm : link
Also, if it were me, I'd ditch McAfee. Go with Avast or the built-in Microsoft defender as the AV program.
Thanks so much...  
M.S. : 7/11/2018 3:37 pm : link

...for the advice!
I use Avast and Malwarebytes as well  
adamg : 7/11/2018 3:45 pm : link
It's all free
I have Norton on my system  
EdS56 : 7/11/2018 5:46 pm : link
but I also bought a hardware firewall called Cujo. It is easy to set up. You can create parental controls and whitelists from the app.

It stopped a lot of adware and stuff from websites that appear to be ok but have that adware on there. Great investment.
I have McAfee & Malwarebytes. McAfee told me  
Marty in Albany : 7/11/2018 10:35 pm : link
that using both together is fine.
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imloungin : 7/12/2018 6:04 pm : link
You can run the FREE version of Malwarebytes alongside McAfee, because the free version has no real-time protection. You definitely do not want to run multiple solutions that have real-time protection capabilities, as you will encounter performance problems and possibly even system crashes.

Also, the term "malware" refers to all MALicious softWARE. Most if not all "antivirus" solutions including McAfee attempt to protect you from all malicious items.
Personally I recommend Bitdefender  
imloungin : 7/12/2018 6:11 pm : link
Get rid of McAfee all together and just run one of Bitdefender's paid solutions - they consistently win awards for efficacy, performance, and low false positives.

Sources:
https://www.av-test.org/en/news/av-test-awards-2017-the-best-security-solutions-of-the-year/

https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/real-world-protection-test-may-2018-factsheet/
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