I decided to start a new thread following my hard frive reformatting. I am wondering what the appropriate level of security and programs are for a home computer? I uninstalled the Norton Internet security trial, as I found Norton to be sluggish. On my old set up, I was using the follwoing programs: Avast free AV and Windows defender and firewall. I would run Spybot and Ad-Aware free regularly. I had Winpatrol running.
Is this about the right level of protection? I find the security suites slow down the system. I was considering a paid AV program (Avast seems to chug a lot). I thought I would ask forum members for their perspective as I rebuild my drive.
have a great weekend.