Best Antivirus / Malware software

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    Best Antivirus / Malware software

    Would like to get advice in selecting the best Antivirus and Malware protection software. I haven't been able to keep up with the latest offers, so maybe someone can help. It is for my PC, and I do a lot of Internet work here in HK. Sorry, I could not post a new thread.

    Oh yes, Happy New Year.


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    The best software should be the bit between your ears. If you're sensible, have a basic firewall (say, Zonealarm), have your browser (and email software) configured not to run executable stuff without positive confirmation from you, and have your cookie settings set to match your personal level of paranoia then in my view you don't need to clog you machine up with highly intrusive stuff like Norton or MacAfee - they just generate lots of irritating pop-ups and consume relatively huge amounts of processing power for no real gain. To a large extent they build on the mindset du jour of manipulation of the people by fear.

    Having said that, very occasionally shit happens, and then it's probably worth having Spybot S&D, CCleaner & AdAware ready on your machine.


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    Thanks PDLM, I already have Spybot S&D, CCleaner & AdAware ready on my PC. So no further software is the best choice.

    Thanks, and no one else need offer suggestions as this was the best advice.

    Happy New Year.


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    Well it never hurts to add a good AV, i would suggest Kaspersky.
    And i wouldn't touch Norton AV with a 10foot pole.


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    As aforementioned, Ad-Aware, Spybot and CCleaner, as well as a free AV like avast! Antivirus. SUPERAntiSpyware, AdMuncher and Spywareblaster are a few others I use as well as HijackThis and Security Task Manager for analysis.