Just a few thoughts.
Do I need to be running something else to supplement it?
Only one Anti-virus program should be used to avoid conflicts.
I use the current Avast ver 5, which seems to do a good job. http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
Avira is another program which is very popular. Both are free.http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira..._antivirus.html
There will always be those who say that these programs hog system resources; I haven't found that with Avast,
indeed in the years when I used McAfee, which I paid for, for a long time, I had more problems than ever I do now
and I have read so many complaints about Norton, that I wouldn't even give it the time of day.
Here comes the rain.
I would also like current information about Microsoft Security Essentials; at the moment, all I can say
about it is that 2 months ago, when it was in, or just about coming out of beta, I read a review of
several programs and at that time, Avira and Avast topped the list, with 4 out of 5 'stars' and
MSE achieved 3 out of 5.
I decided to wait until the program was improved; the view of the magazine (PC Advisor) was
that the program showed promise. It's ability to detect and block malware was neither good or bad.
Overall detection rate put it in fourth place.
Until I see better reviews, now it has been in use for a while, I shall be staying with Avast.
I also run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware regularly, (on demand, not realtime).
CCleaner is an OK program, but should NOT be used for registry cleaning. The view in these
forums is that registry cleaners can cause you more problems, than they solve.
I hope that others will contribute their opinions of MSE.
Edited by petewills , 07 March 2010 - 05:45 AM.