With the amount of great free programs available out there, I would venture to say spending money on a standalone AV is a bit of a waste.
The best free AVs right now are avast!
, and Panda Cloud AV
If you want a little extra security while surfing, check out Web of Trust
, and NortonDNS
which are great complements to each other.
If you want to feel a bit safer and spend a little money, there are a few wonderful programs that run alongside your AV and help it pick up anything it could possibly miss. You don't need to get more than one of the programs below.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro
is a lifetime license. It's a well trusted real time anti-malware that complements any AV well. If you buy it, turn off website blocking.
is a lifetime license and a great anti-keylogger/screengrabber/etc. program.Edited by lucido - 10/22/11 at 10:51am