If you've recently bought a new PC or upgraded an old one, you'll be needing security software for it. This will ensure that you stay protected from viruses and other malware.
If you're using Window 10, you have a choice. You can stick with Windows Defender, which comes free with the OS, or you can replace it with something else.
While Defender isn't the best security software in the world, it's often sufficient. Especially if you are a relatively low-risk user who doesn't tend to explore the darker reaches of the web such as torrent sites.
But for top-notch protection, you may want to consider something more powerful than Defender. If so, have a look at Sophos. Their security software is used by many of the world's largest companies and is very well respected. They don't actively sell to individual home users, which is why you may not have heard of it. But they actually give away their PC security software for free, for home non-commercial use.
To install it, just head to http://home.sophos.com to create an account. You can then install it on any or all of your computers, and you can also keep track of those machines' security status via a free online dashboard.
The installer is a 214 MB download and appears to be malware-free according to Web of Trust.
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