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Rainmaker
1,082,383
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have a Mac.

Feb 18, 2018 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,053,541
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We have Mac

Feb 18, 2018 04:48 AM
Rainmaker
749,975
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I use paid version of Avast. it's been pretty good. I also like Trendmicro.

Feb 18, 2018 04:16 AM
Rainmaker
5,039,726
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I have always had Norton.... I'm thinking seriously about buying a Mac...

Feb 18, 2018 07:38 AM
Ambassador
4,014,536
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I pay for the premium version of MalwareBytes

Feb 18, 2018 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,528
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I pay an IT guy who has a paid program installed on my computers called Pulseway.

Feb 18, 2018 05:54 AM
Rainer
239,897
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I use the stuff included with Windows. I can't say it is the best, but it does a decent job in my experience.

Feb 18, 2018 10:09 AM
Ambassador
3,356,886
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Thankfully, I have a Mac!

Feb 18, 2018 08:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,544,130
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I use free AVG. Someone just had problems with Norton paid the other day. I think they are a hog.

Feb 18, 2018 07:12 AM
Ambassador
2,358,341
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 

  The free version of  SuperAntiSpyware

  Malwarebytes is good, but I think they dropped the free version.

Feb 18, 2018 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
3,304,571
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Avast is very good!

Feb 18, 2018 05:50 AM
Rainmaker
2,946,268
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Buy a Mac and don't wory about it

Feb 18, 2018 05:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,021,935
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

You get what you paid for with Free. I use the McAfee Total Protection

Feb 18, 2018 05:20 AM
Ambassador
1,645,000
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Apple computers.

Feb 18, 2018 04:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,135,121
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That's really hard to say. I use a paid version to ensure a very robust system.

Feb 18, 2018 04:40 AM
Rainer
69,338
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Free version of Avast! here for years.  Been fine with it.

Feb 28, 2018 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,108,630
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have a paid version.

Feb 21, 2018 08:17 AM
Ambassador
2,869,658
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

8 years with a MBP and not a single worry or problem

Feb 19, 2018 11:45 AM
Rainmaker
738,170
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Never liked any when I had Windows. Now with Apple products, don't need any.

Feb 19, 2018 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,267
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I use paid

Feb 19, 2018 03:30 AM
Ambassador
4,271,076
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some of each, I have a lot of computers

 

Feb 18, 2018 08:26 PM
Ambassador
4,300,592
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Charles Stallions - I have a few, IOBit, Zamana, Windows Security, HackMe.

Feb 18, 2018 08:24 PM
Ambassador
3,983,264
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

My husband like Norton and my Geek Squad recommends Webroot.

Feb 18, 2018 07:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,365
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a free norton supplied but my  pnone comapny, but I also use a couple of freebies.

Feb 18, 2018 04:53 PM
Rainmaker
2,387,550
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Wow thanks for all the response but it seems the consesus may be that the free may be as good as the paid. I did hear about Kerspersky and the issues but I am probably good sticking with Avast 

Feb 18, 2018 02:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,329,209
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I am surprised people think Macs don't need protection. 

Feb 18, 2018 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
5,425,679
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Free if you use Windows 10.

Feb 18, 2018 01:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,247,732
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

AVG has a good free version as does AVAST.  NOD32 is another good one.  Free vs. paid all depends on the features you want/need.  For me, I have the paid version so I can remotely control and monitor my parent's systems.  The other included features I could do without.

 

Avoid McAfee, Norton and Kapersky.  The first two are resource hogs and the third is in bed with the KGB.

Feb 18, 2018 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
223,211
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I have been using a combo of Windows Defender (free) and MalewareBytes (free) for about 6 months. So far no problems (you can't see me, but I am knocking on wood right now).

Feb 18, 2018 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
470,334
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I've used Kapersky, Norton and now using the one that comes with Windows and it works just fine for me.

Feb 18, 2018 11:07 AM
Rainmaker
2,800,501
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not know which is best.  I know what I use does the job well. 

Feb 18, 2018 10:53 AM
Rainmaker
2,807,121
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Charles Stallions generally, paid anti virus is better.

Feb 18, 2018 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,518,712
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I have used Norton Security for years...on my PC and iphones.

Feb 18, 2018 09:31 AM
Rainmaker
690,621
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Our Team uses AGV free version. Seems to be doing the job.

Feb 18, 2018 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,492,592
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We have a Mac with paid Spam Sieve. A

Feb 18, 2018 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,022,489
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Norton is the least effective software. Right now I use internet service provider version which is already included in the subscription.

Feb 18, 2018 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
2,464,739
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You get what you pay for is the rule...Kapersky delivers for me

Feb 18, 2018 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,379,217
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Charles Stallions I'm using ZoneAlarm, SuperantiSpyware and Malwarebytes.

Feb 18, 2018 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
768,268
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

VPN free with Win10 plus Win defender and frewall, also provided with Win10.

Feb 18, 2018 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
212,540
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I like ESET, but also the free ones are good-I use AVIRA at home.

Feb 18, 2018 04:28 AM