Home use AV software
Posted by Jack Rawls on 11 November 2011 01:24 PM
There is no need to pay for an antivirus subcription! There are several free anti-virus software packages that are quite good and are used by your IT staff on their home computers. These include:
Make sure you fully uninstall any current antivirus (such as Norton or McAfee) before installing your free antivirus program. Do not install any antivirus programs that are not on this list without talking to one of the IT folks first - we want to make sure you are protected, not infected.
Some software installations have different downloads for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. To find out which you are using, right-click on "Computer" and then click "Properties". You should see a designation for 32-bit operating system or 64-bit operating system. (But don't worry - even if you download the wrong software package it won't install unless it is compatible).
And always remember to keep your operating system & software up to date.