I need advice on computer protection
I have a Dell desktop computer, using Windows XP. I've used the free protection 'suite' provided by my cable company all these years.... CA Internet Suite. Antivirus, malware, firewall, etc. There are times it about drove me bonkers until I learned how to set it up to suit MY needs, but I've never had an viruses.
So now I get an email from the cable company telling me I have 5 days to go to their website and download McAfee as it's taking the place of CA. I don't think I want McAfee. What would you advise I do instead so that I'd have both anti virus and firewall protection? I don't want to be without all that I need. Or should I take the 'easy' way out, and download McAfee?
Thanks in advance.