one vote for Grisoft AVG
from me. Free. Updated regularly. Czechoslavokian. Upgrade available for modest price. Several good options built in. Decent GUI. I haven't had but 1 virus in 22 months with it, and the one I got was precisely when it wasn't on.. in between a reload & while I was searchin' HJT stuff ((believe me, there are risks visiting websites whether you download or not)) The newest version is number seven, they've been in business longer than many others & apparently they've learned a lot. I'll go one more... I used to use Norton, but AVG is twice the coverage at half the cost in memory & system resource drain. Another thing is this: I judge a program partly on how well it uninstalls. Thumbs up for Anti-Virus Group, thumbs down for Symantec. Undecided on McAfee. AVG
Much simpler. More effective. Period.
Remember I use winXPpro, a 512MB RAM on a 1.7Mhz processor/MB... and Firefox is my basic browser now, so I don't know if my endorsement would apply so well for other OS versions or other system resource levels or other browsers. Never had a problem in IE with it either, though.
Edited by phawgg, 10 November 2004 - 02:14 AM.