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I use Microsoft Security Essentials. Probably the best anti-virus software I have ever used. And the best part, ITS FREE.

http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/mse.aspx
Didn't realize this program was free if you say its good I will try it out using AVG at the moment.
    
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I'd recommend Microsoft Security Essentials & Malwarebytes combo...Been using it for years with absolutely no problem
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Smart, sophisticated, and it updates in like 30 seconds, every time.
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Microsoft Security Essentials is one of the better free ones and Kaspersky is one of the better paid ones.
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I believe the best antivirus is no antivirus.

But if you really want one, Avast is a great antivirus.
Avast +1.
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post #16 of 28
I use Avira with the combination of superantispyware.
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post #17 of 28
MSE or Avira are good free options. Kaspersky and ESET were good paid options when I used them. I don't know how the new version fare though (in case they got bloated).
post #18 of 28
Make sure to stay AWAY from AVG.
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post #19 of 28
NOD32 used to be good, not so much now. Avast Free is still very very good.
post #20 of 28
I really like Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0. It doesn't have many options, but it did receive a VB100 Award from Virus Bulletin (meaning it didn't let any sample zero-day or wild-list viruses pass and execute). It also monitors Windows Firewall, so there's only one program needed to monitor both (you will have to open the firewall to make changes, but MSE2.0 will let you know it's A-O.K.). You can make your own schedule, but you cannot configure it to do quick scans on one day and full scans on another. That shouldn't be a problem as quick scan is recommended most of the time. Another downside is that you cannot pause a scan, you can only cancel it. That being said, it is still an excellent free anti-virus.

As someone else said above, I'd use MSE2.0 in conjunction with Malwarebytes. Other security programs I would suggest would be Secunia PSI (free!). It looks for un-patched software that could potentially compromise your system; if possible it also finds websites you can patch them.

I got this program after reading an article in MaximumPC: BufferZone Pro (free!).
"It works it's mojo by isolating all web-based activities in a virtual bubble." (MaximumPC). Basically, if anything goes wrong and you get an infected file, it gets written to a virtual folder. This is normally more preferred to enthusiast instead of Virtualizing their entire OS (of course Virtual Machines will always be the most safeguarded. If you get infected, nuke the VM and start from scratch!).

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