said by lordpuffer:
Thanks Rebrider for the great post. I am careful where I go and have also been online since dialup. I think that I've had one virus about 5 or 6 years ago.
The machine that I want to protect is my laptop which I do not use every day. I really only go to certain mainstream sites with it, and I know that if you have to stray, Google with WOT are your friends.
Because I do not use my laptop every day, I've been thinking of trying a free program like MSE. Avast expires in 15 days. I will post what I end up using.
I've tried all the free options and I stick with MSE (on my Win7 Ultimate 64). None of the others come close to being as resource-stingy as MSE. I honestly never know it is there unless the few times it has tagged a potential malware in something I've downloaded. As the other guy said, the best defense is being a smart user.--
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