I wanted to let you all know about a great news entry into the PC anti-virus world: Microsoft Security Essentials (http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/). I have been using this program on home based computers for the last few months and I find it has all of the characteristics I look for in an Anti-virus program: simple interface, doesn’t chew up resources, and basically stays out of my way.
One of the biggest problems I see out there in the AV world is the propensity for a company who has a decent product to go overboard and create a bloated program that scans every move I make on the pc to the point where the computer is so slow it is almost unuseable (Hello Norton!).
If you follow the general tips in my post “Keeping Your Computer Secure” and have a simple Anti-virus program, you should be fine.
The best news about Microsoft Security Essentials? It’s FREE!!
Safe computing everyone!