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    Hi all, I'm moving back to windows after having a macbook for the last 5-6 years and I really was just looking for tips of what I need to download mainly security wise but also anything else important?
    I remember I used to have so much installed it made it run slow but do I still need it all?
    I used to have a third party firewall (zone alarm) as well as a antivirus (avg) and an anti spyware (super anti spyware) I also used to have something called CCcleaner.
    Is all this security software still necessary? Or would windows defender be okay?
    I've read some things about avast and avira if i got one of these would i need a separate anti spyware/malware and firewall or do they do everything nowadays?
    Many Thanks,
    10-13-2015 04:54 PM
  2. neo158's Avatar
    I wouldn't really bother these days. Windows Defender, Windows Firewall and a bit of common sense is what I use.
    10-13-2015 08:24 PM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    Windows does a great job of taking care of itself. The built in anti virus, Windows Defender, is pretty good.
    10-13-2015 08:51 PM

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