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

Kevin Schoonover (@schoondoggy1979), Nathaniel Lindley (@thanlindley) and new host Mike Wieger from and the Open Mike Night Podcast join Jim ( for show #208 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of community.

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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:

As with any free software, you need to understand how it is different than the pay version. Don’t assume anything.

Good ratings:

Best free AV for Mac’s:

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:

plus you get Sophos AV when you use a Sophos UTM, I think,,,,,

My picks for free AV, in alphabetical order:

add on MalwareBytes:

(this could be an add on to this show or potentially a second show on other free tools)

And you are covered!

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