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Security suite from spectrum or time warner cable

I was thinking of downloading the spectrum security suite. I have spectrum internet service, but I reside in the legacy time warner cable area. If I went to the spectrum security suite website and downloaded the software, would it be the spectrum version or the twc version? I'm guessing once I log in, it will channel me straight to twc.  I think I would rather have the spectrum version.

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Re: Security suite from spectrum or time warner cable

The Security Suite software download is from McAfee and is the same whether you downloaded it from TWC or Spectrum.  It really is a pretty good deal and I recommend downloading it.  You cannot beat it for the price - FREE with your internet subscription.

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Re: Security suite from spectrum or time warner cable


@DWcindaywrote:

The Security Suite software download is from McAfee and is the same whether you downloaded it from TWC or Spectrum.  It really is a pretty good deal and I recommend downloading it.  You cannot beat it for the price - FREE with your internet subscription.


My thoughts,

 

I hate McAfee!  It is bloated, slow and offers only average protection.  If you are looking for a free, light, and excellent AV solution and you have Windows 10 or Windows 8.1  I would use the built-in Windows Defender.  Auto-updates, super light, no nag screens and tremendously improved from earlier versions.  It is fully automatic.

 

If you are on Windows 7, I would recommend Microsoft Security Essentials.  Also free and lightweight.  You will need to download it though.  Windows Defender on Windows 7 built-in is malware protection only.  Windows Defender on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 is full anti-virus/anti-malware blocking.

 

The only other free AV that I could recommend would be Bit Defender Free.  In any case, you must uninstall any competing AV programs, so that you have ONE, (and only one) AV solution running in full time.  (More than one AV running in the background will conflict and slow down your system.)   In the case of Windows Defender on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, it can not be uninstalled because it is built-in, but can be turned off if you have a different AV running in full time.

 

I would also recommend installing Ad Block Plus for each web-browser to help guard and block Internet ads that can lead to malware.  Only one ad blocker per browser is recommended.  Over the years, I have found all the other AV solutions such as McAfee, Norton, and Avast, too bloated, and slowing down PC's more than protecting them.

 

Satch

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Re: Security suite from spectrum or time warner cable

I've been using windows defender. I like windows defender. It is already there, simple to use, and does not bother you for subscriptions. My parents have been at me to switch to something else because they have some distrust for windows defender. It appears to be fine though.