I know this has been done many times and I have already looked through some of the numerous postings on this subject.
What is the current up to date opinion of those who use free anti-virus about which utility is best? I am currently using AVG free 8.5, and have had a message today saying virus updates will finish in December.
I have stayed away from the new versions of AVG as there has been much bad press about them, so I am looking for something new which has a light footprint and is not a resource hog. I have been thinking along the lines of MSE, but some seem to think this is not adequate.
Currently in addition to AVG I also use the free editions of Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Spybot search and destroy and Spywareblaster all running on Win XP 32 bit.
Well the PCA survey says click here 1) AVG Free 2) Avast Free Antivirus 3) Avira Antivir 4) ClamWin Free Antivirus 5) Comodo Antivirus 6) Microsoft Security Essentials 7) Panda Antivirus Free 8) PC Tools Antivirus Free So there's a pretty good breakdown of what forum members think. Perhaps you care to try the newest offering click here The free version has only been available for a day so nobody here has an opinion on it yet.
Personally use AVG 10 click here for download and Windows firewall on Win7 Ultimate and never had a problem. I stopped using the spyware programs (Spybot,Adaware.Spyware Blaster etc) a couple of years ago as they never achieved anything and just add to the load on the computer.
With all the rest of the security programs that you have MSE should be ok. Although I am not that keen on MSE I think it should work well with the rest of your security programs. Then again you could update AVG just to see if it works ok or not.