Getting my computer safe

aeko97

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Hello community. I've been looking for a Antivirus or Security program for quite a while now. I currently have this:Microsoft Security Essentials. I'm afraid it's not that good but I don't know that either. Should I keep this one or can I get better? Also I know that perhaps it would be better if I could spend some money on one right? But I can't really afford it at the moment so anything average/good and free would be great guys!

I'm not sure if this is needed but here's my pc specs:

Name: Toshiba Satellite A-200
CPU: Intel Pentium T3400 @ 2,16 GHz
RAM: 3GB (I'm assuming DDR2)
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Any help will be aprecciated, thanks in advance guys!
 

Rogue Leader

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Bitdefender is the top AV with the lowest profile on your system performance www.bitdefender.com its on sale for $29 right now.

Security Essentials was created by MS as a last resort because so many people either didn't install or update their AV programs and were getting virus issues in Windows and blaming MS. You should definitely use something better.
 

weberdarren97

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Avast free antivirus will do the trick for you. I sometimes double it up with Malwarebytes anti Malware but with Security Essentials already installed you shouldn't need Malwarebytes.
 

aeko97

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Having multiple antivirus programs running is not very good from what I've heard. It can cause a conflict between them, can it not?
 

Rogue Leader

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Bitdefender is the top AV with the lowest profile on your system performance www.bitdefender.com its on sale for $29 right now.

Security Essentials was created by MS as a last resort because so many people either didn't install or update their AV programs and were getting virus issues in Windows and blaming MS. You should definitely use something better.
 

Jugeum

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Malwarebytes is specifically designed to be run with an antivirus. it does not have or cause conflicts between the two programs. Just an FYI
 
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