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I've done a lot of browsing to find a good IS software I can rely on, as currently I'm using Norton Internet Security 2010, and I hate it. There's a lot about it I just don't like and it's how it alerts for things, deletes things it considers to be malicious when they are very safe, so I have to create exceptions, or disable and so forth [argh...it even blocked Aion Online at one point]

I thought about AVG or Avast, but not sure. I'm asking, cause I'm going to be building my 2nd computer and want it in tip top shape. Don't get me wrong this computer hasn't had a serious virus attack ( I do try to watch where I go), I also use Malewarebytes [free] to scan here and there if NIS doesn't pick up all of it.

I have grown to hate Norton, and want something else...it's done it's job, but more annoying than helpful.
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for a great list of security software please refer to my guide here

With that being said I would recommend the following:
1) using avast! as your antivirus
2) using prevx as a second opinion scanner
3) keep emsisoft anti-malware and malwarebytes anti-malware on reserve if you feel extra scanning is needed
4) use opendns
5) use firefox or chrome with xmarks and WOT
6) make backups of your hard drive to an external drive with paragon, or pay for online backup like carbonite
7) if you have any sensitive data that you would not want a thief to have access to on your computer, think about making a truecrypt container to hold that stuff.
8) if you are not behind a router with a firewall, install comodo

This may sound like a lot but once you get everythign set up you basically can forget about it.
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Microsoft security essentials, stock firewall, and malwarebytes if anything gets through MSE or if you feel paranoid
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Microsoft security essentials, stock firewall, and malwarebytes if anything gets through MSE or if you feel paranoid
This is what I use. I go to some shady sites and I don't have a problem.
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