Online fraudsters are constantly finding new ways to fool people and online scams are evolving all the time. It’s not unusual for people to get tricked, in fact these days it is becoming increasingly difficult to spot the online scams designed to part us from our hard earned cash.
But you don’t have to suffer in silence and you certainly don’t need be embarrassed about it either. If you have been a victim report it. Contact Action Fraud if you think you’ve been scammed. The information you give to Action Fraud can help track down the fraudster.
To help you combat the fraudsters we have put together a list of companies who will give you free anti-virus software, many firms especially banks want to keep you safe as it’s in their best interest to do so, which is why many of them have done deals allowing you free protection, you can save hundreds of pounds on software and more importantly save thousands against potential online crime.
Free to MBNA & HSBC customers
MBNA cardholders signed up for Online Card Services can get a year’s free access to McAfee’s Online Banking Suite, which includes its antivirus, spyware and adware programs, and more.).
HSBC customers can get 12 months’ McAfee VirusScan Plus (RRP £40), for nowt – after the first year you’ll have to pay full price or uninstall it.
Barclays’ online banking customers can grab a free 12-month Kaspersky Internet Security antivirus subscription (RRP £30). This comes with 3 licences, meaning you can protect up to 3 computers. This is the one we have in our house, we have used free for the last three years with no problems.
Free to Everyone
Avast Antivirus Free is the according to figures the most widely used antivirus product in the world, with 230 million users worldwide, you will see this at the bottom of most emails you receive from private companies.
It’s actually very good and worth checking out, its free and very effective against cybercrime.
Free to All and Highly Recommended
AVIRA ANTIVIRUS is the one which is the most popular with IT professionals and those in the know, if you need to know that you can have confidence in your free download then this might be the one for you. After all if the tech world say its good you have to think its exactly that.