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Hey Everyone, I'm just on here to look for what peoples opinons are. So we have Norton antivirus ending soon (I know its paid for, but it was good for my parents at the time) and really we don't want to spend money on a subscription and want to save money in the long run. We also have a wireless router that was supplied from my ISP, I know I don't have to say but it is of average quality but we tolerated it. Now is the time I am thinking whether to upgrade to alot better router, end norton antivirus and use the built in Microsoft defender and some preventative teaching to keep my home network safe. I am quite experienced with networking so the more advanced nature of networking isn't really scary, but I have not been in this predicament before so I don't really know the non enterprise options that are good.
So what I would like to know is what are the some of the best routers for the best experience, seciuirty and speed I could get for a maximum of around £150 to £200. I see some that are Asus and Netgear and just think whether these are more secure than my current router and will at least be a good combination with the built in Antivirus.

Some information to note:

Most devices are Windows 10 or android 7+.
I don't have IoT devices (Alexa or google home)
I have some smart TV's from samsung.
My ISP is Virgin Media (UK)
Router is Virgin Provided SuperHub 3

I hope to have some help in deciding the most secure router I could get that is also a known and supported brand.

Thanks
Jake
 
Just use microsoft defender and manually run things like malware bytes on occasion.

Maybe years ago you could get some benefit to a router based software but currently even high end fancy corporate firewall can do almost nothing. Every web site in existence has pretty much gone to HTTPS. Any bad stuff now also flows through these encrypted sessions so no device in the path can even see the traffic.

Almost any new stuff seems to always come in via advertising sites. Another reason to run ad blocking whenever possible.

Pretty much microsoft defender and not clicking past warning the browsers give about suspect sites seem to be good enough protection.

Since windows is so easy to reinstall you just make sure any data you care about is backed up to one of the many free cloud storage sites. In the unlikely event microsoft defender is not enough you just wipe the machine and reinstall.
 
Just use microsoft defender and manually run things like malware bytes on occasion.

Maybe years ago you could get some benefit to a router based software but currently even high end fancy corporate firewall can do almost nothing. Every web site in existence has pretty much gone to HTTPS. Any bad stuff now also flows through these encrypted sessions so no device in the path can even see the traffic.

Almost any new stuff seems to always come in via advertising sites. Another reason to run ad blocking whenever possible.

Pretty much microsoft defender and not clicking past warning the browsers give about suspect sites seem to be good enough protection.

Since windows is so easy to reinstall you just make sure any data you care about is backed up to one of the many free cloud storage sites. In the unlikely event microsoft defender is not enough you just wipe the machine and reinstall.
 

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