[QUOTE=alan1476;2766145]Its actually very funny, because I use Eset Smart Security, I have used it for a good long time. My internet provider , provides McAfee for free for as many computers as I have in my home. But I just do not like it, so much so I would pay for Eset in 2 year licenses, when you have 5 rigs in the home, its actually pretty cheap, they have a 50% discount now. I paid 54USD for a 5 computer 2 year license, that less than 5.00 a year per PC. I admit it may not be rated the best. But I do not get viruses because I have learned the correct ways to surf the internet, where to go and where not to go. What to look for and what not to do. I am sure I do not know all the tricks but enough to stay relatively safe. So when I read that the American Consumer Affairs are flooded with complaints about McAfee I don’t feel so bad about not taking advantage of my free offer from my internet provider. LOL.[/QUOTE]
You could do a lot worse. That is in fact not a bad choice at all if spending money… One of the apps I have found to actually work in a day to day situation. . . . and do not think so much about ratings, I find them to be rather worthless.
You use another defense too it seems which is worth much more, common sense combined with a little scepticism and self-imposed restrictions.
I am all over at all times, even places where I know malware is present (I love to see them bash into the sandbox (it can not be jumped as there is no place to jump) while I analyze their attack, then again, I am a little crazy)
Naturally, I do not rely on just one security application but have one for each attack type. Then I have a few tweaks of my own to make sure.
Ultimately, even I anchor it all in common sense, scepticism and self-imposed restrictions (7 day quarantine-time for all downloads unless I have the time to dissect.)
Like I have said before, the interest rate on trust is too low out here… and if I send you a file, check it! I can only guarantee that I did not find any virus on my end… there is no distrust in that, it would actually please me if you do.