I want to know how much antivirus software I should have installed on my computer, to be fully protected, thanks.
asked Feb 27 '11 at 09:51
You can never be "fully" protected online since no single anti-virus will catch everything. Although you can take some steps to ensure your protected as best you can be.
I'd firstly recommend that you install Microsoft Security Essentias. It's a free anti-virus developed by Microsoft which is very light weight on system resources yet very effective in keeping you secure online. Be sure to only install one anti-virus on your computer at one given time to avoid any conflicts
Secondaly I'd recommend you take a look at SUPERAntiSpyware. This is one of the best anti-spyware packages out on the market and does an excellent job on detecting spyware. This piece of software should be used in conjuncion with Microsoft Security essentials to help eliminate threats that Security Essentials might miss.
I recommend doing a scan once a week with both pieces of software. Before doing so ensure you have the latest virus definitions to ensure the latest threats can be detected.
Stay away from AVG, Norton or McAfee if anyone recommend them, they're terrible.
Microsoft Security Essentials is my recommendation, it's exceptionally light weight but I've seen less virus infections with MSE installed, over Norton/McAfee/AVG in the repair workshop that I work at.
As a company, we recommend Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, but personally, I think NOD32 from ESET is a far superior product, but the licence fee is pretty high so it depends how deep your pockets are in this instance.
Just think about what you're doing online and you can't really go wrong. I am also a user of AdBlockPlus which is a Firefox Extension which blocks adverts once subscribed to a subscription; I've found EasyList to be the best here. But it saves bandwidth (useful on wireless/limited connections) and also stops a huge majority of 'unwanted' code running whilst browsing.
answered Feb 27 '11 at 10:13
Here is an answer!! this guy tested all the free AV and found comodo is the best.... http://lockergnome.net/questions/123703/to-settle-the-av-fights-right-here-comodo-is-the-best
answered Feb 27 '11 at 10:48