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  1. #1
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    Internet security for 80 year old dad.

    A PC for dad to use email and maybe pay bills online. I was considering ESET or Kaspersky but would like to hear other opinions. He doesn't have any computer skills.

    Or maybe just get him a Mac? but I've never used a mac either.

  2. #2
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    Re: Internet security for 80 year old dad.

    I'll ask on a more friendly forum.

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    Re: Internet security for 80 year old dad.

    I just rolled out the free version of Avast on a small business network after removing Kaspersky because it had expired. So far, all has gone smoothly. Pointing out the obvious, but the forums have slowed down quite a bit but are still quite helpful.

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  4. #4
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    Re: Internet security for 80 year old dad.

    Id get him an ipad

  5. #5
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    Re: Internet security for 80 year old dad.

    I've been using Bitdefender for 2 years now and I haven't had a problem with it, I used to have Nod, but I found that it conflicted with a lot of games and programs.

    Macs are fine, if he likes to fidget around new stuff, then it might actually fun for him to explore the interface too.

  6. #6
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    Re: Internet security for 80 year old dad.

    Windows 7, 8, and 10 have Windows Defender already installed. Defender was updated this month to an anti-virus, firewall and more. Have tried many others and Defender works just as well or better as it is part of Windows.

  7. #7
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    Re: Internet security for 80 year old dad.

    malwarebytes or bitdefender are fine, but you should install a adblocker in his browser as well, since tons of malware infects using ads, also you need to train him to not open email attachments, since phishing is a major way to install malware, maybe get him to use a gmail account since, gmail is very good at filtering out spam, a mac or linux might be a better idea

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    Re: Internet security for 80 year old dad.

    Make it as simple as possible, I just went through this with my dad (85) he has had a computer(s) for 12 years still has trouble turning it on, emailing its insane, however no issue with solitaire. Gave him a gmail account, adblock mbam, he is just made to be analogue.
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