Microsoft Security Essentials
I’ve decided to switch my Windows virus protection to Microsoft Security Essentials. My PC doesn’t seem to have caught a virus over night, so it must be working.
For many years, I used AVG. I was happy with it until it reported a virus. After a day and half of trying to find and remove the virus, I finally learned that AVG had given a false positive. Nix to that, so I moved on to Avast.
Avast has been OK, but it noticeably slows down my PCs. My PCs are older, and already not the fastest on the block, so any degradation of speed stands out. I took Avast off of a laptop and was stunned by how much faster it booted and opened files.
So, now I’m trying Microsoft Security Essentials. It sits down in the system tray and seems less obtrusive than Avast.