...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.
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
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I'd be hesitant on adding another anti-virus. They do not play well together.
Itís not antivirus, itís anti malware. Only having antivirus is like having half a roof on a house
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| 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.
Also, if it were me, I'd ditch McAfee. Go with Avast or the built-in Microsoft defender as the AV program.
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.
that using both together is fine.
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.
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.