Let us use this thread and evaluate these or other free packages.
I have personally used Avira Antivirus and Microsoft Security Essentials in the past. Both packages have performed correctly, I have actually never caught a virus or had a major problem.
Avira Antivir throws in advertisements from time to time and considerably slows down the PC during a scheduled update. Microsoft Security Essentials is free of advertising, but from my experience has a negative impact on CPU performance, as it puts its nose into everything.
I have found a few more professional comments on the performance of the above software packages, which I will post below.
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I use and am happy with Avast Pro version, which is not free, but I needed to use the SafeZone for shopping & banking and the Sandbox. Besides the brand I think all Pro versions are much more secure and as far as I am concerned I am not willing to save money on my PC security.
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I've used Avira (both free and commercial versions) for 10 years now and I'll stick with it. I currently use Avira commercial version on the VMware Fusion/Windows side of my Mac machine. Although, there are Antivirus software/tools for Mac OS X, I don't seem to need any Antivirus for the Mac OS X side of my Mac.
By the way, Avira is native to @Fat Tails, you know !
I have not used everything but . . .
If I find a friend has Norton or McAfee on his machine I make him take it off -- such a bloated resource hog.
I install AVG for most non-tech users I know, it is fast stable and low hassle. Great for you mom.
AVG can be disabled by the more advanced new viruses
I have had better luck using AVAST it has a screen saver scan and boot up scan that are both very cool.
Avast has more "false positives" then AVG.
AVAST and AVG will co-exist on the same machine too.
I tried ARIVA and the thing has more pop ups that I can take, it is like having yorkshire terrier bouncing up in front of your screen.