My name is Harriet and this is my 2nd post. Please let this serve as my introduction to you as I really don't know my way around this community.
Before I used Windows Live OneCare (which was discontinued) I backed up to my external hard drive using Acronis. After Acronis I tried Norton 360 All-In-One which I found too intrusive. I have Spy Sweeper and therefore could not download Microsoft Windows Security Essentials for antivirus protection and WSE does not offer backup options. I upgraded Spy Sweeper to Webroot Internet Security Essentials but didn't like the firewall setup and backup function and was bombarded with constant alerts. I downgraded back to just Spy Sweeper. For antivirus protection I recently downloaded AVG Free, which seems OK.
I would appreciate your suggestions for what I can use to backup to my external hard drive; I'm not ready for Cloud Backup.