[QUOTE=jflan;2154176]I don’t recommend AntiVir free (from Avira) because of the constant nag screens.
Its detection rates are always good however.
I find Avast! (free) effective and far less annoying.
My favorite freebie “suite” is : (tested to play well together )
AV = Avast!
AS = Spyware Terminator (because it is a real-time scanner in the free form, the others are not)
FW = Comodo (just works)
You can go pay for Norton or McAfee if you want, but the above “freebie suite” does the same job, perhaps even better.
Oh, and the most important piece of a security solution is [B]brain.exe[/B]
I recommend using that, too [/QUOTE]
There is a way to shut off the nag screen if you willing to go into the security settings and create a script that stops the notify nag screen. I did this and you couldn’t believe how better it is now. Plus I think on here someone did post how to do this setup to stop the nag screen and that is what I did. Spybot is also free for being a scanner and host file blocker.