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The Best Cables, Free Antivirus Options and Tech Guy Tools – HGG208

 Kevin Schoonover (@schoondoggy1979), Nathaniel Lindley (@thanlindley) and new host Mike Wieger from http://wiegertech.com/ and the Open Mike Night Podcast http://omnpodcast.com/ join Jim (https://twitter.com/jcollison) for show #208 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: http://theAverageGuy.tv/amazon or if you are in Canada, use http://theAverageGuy.tv/amazonca WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live or call in your questions or comments to be played on the show at (402) 478-8450 Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg208 Listen Mobile: Catch the podcast that Neil is referring to at https://theaverageguy.tv/2015/03/28/kingston-5-in-1-spring-means-bbq-microsoft-band-and-apple-watch-jabra-speak-410-hgg207/ The guys spent the first 15 minutes talking about where to purchase cables.  Amazon and Monoprice were the two most popular.  Mike like Apple Certified cable when he buys them. To protect your systems you need anti-virus and anti-malware. I use Intel Security(McAfee) LiveSafe and Malwarebytes Pro. Best research sites: http://www.av-test.org/en/ http://www.av-comparatives.org/ As with any free software, you need to understand how it is different than the pay version. Don’t assume anything. Good ratings: http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/best-free-antivirus-9-reviewed-and-rated-1057786 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388652,00.asp http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-antivirus,review-2588-5.html Best free AV for Mac’s: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx Check with your ISP to see if they offer a free AV. Many universities do as well. I also believe a real firewall or UTM helps defeat virus and malware. Sophos UTM: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-utm-home-edition.aspx plus you get Sophos AV when you use a Sophos UTM, I think,,,,, My picks for free AV, in alphabetical order: Avast: https://www.avast.com/index AVG: http://www.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download Avira: http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus Bitdefender: http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/free.html Panda: […]