My McAfee subscription is expiring. What should I do? Is there a free software I can use?
The answer is a resounding yes!
Here is what you need to do:
1) Either disable or remove your current antivirus, whether it be McAfee or Norton or whatever. Go to the control panel and check under Windows Security. You can either disable it there or go under Add/Remove Programs (XP) or Programs & Features (Vista) to find the name of your software program and remove it.
2) Download either AVG Free or Avast antivirus from their respective websites and install the software. Both of these have free and paid versions. Make sure you have the Free version, even though it is sometimes made difficult to find on purpose. (obvious reasons)
3) Make sure to hit update and get the latest updates for the software after you download it.
4) You may have to go into the Windows Security to tell it that the new software will be handling your antivirus needs otherwise you will have a red X on your shield in the lower right corner of your screen.