Gone are the days of paying for bloated overextended virus scanners such and Norton or MacAfee. Seems like everyone and their mother is offering some form of free antiviral protection. It is important to keep your computer protected, but with so many choices such as AVG, Avast, BitDefender, Panda, etc out there choosing the right scanner is tough.
My personal choice for Antivirus scanning is AntiVir. It is a quick and small application occupying only 34MB on your hard drive and only uses 3 running processes in Windows. AntiVir also has an interface that’s easy to navigate, with pre-configured tasks for scanning local drives, local hard disks, removal drives, the Windows System and My Documents folders, as well as manual scanning. AntiVir also has a right-click scanning feature that can be performed on individual files and folders in Explorer or on the desktop. Additionally, files can be dragged and dropped into the AntiVir console for quick scanning.
Seems ideal for my daily use, and has caught every virus I threw at it to test AntiVir’s reliability. Don’t agree? Drop a comment on your personal choice for antivirus protection.