[QUOTE=midders;2501073]…The generally recommended config is to have one AV app installed with real-time protection and then run others on an ad-hoc basis e.g. I use Avira but run Malwarebytes Antimalware, Superantispyware, and Spywareblaster every now and then to check for malware that Avira might have missed…[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=olyteddy;2501109]Another option is to run one of the Java based online ones, such as HouseCall or Kapersky. These will always be the most up to date.[/QUOTE]
I also agree the combination both posters mention here is as good as you can get…and itÂ´s what I also practise.
Something I think hasnÂ´t been mentioned so far is the wisdom of keeping your [B]security patches up-to-date!!![/B] This means the [B]Windows stuff as well as Firefox, Java and Adobe stuff[/B]…as annoying as it may be. They are patching known and used security weakness (usually) as quickly as they are aware of them. Some people forget to even check their anti-virus program database is updated. I had one case where a friend had problems, but assured me her anti-virus was all good: I checked…it wasnÂ´t, in fact it had expired about a year ago!!! So, check that your stuff is running properly, look at itÂ´s logs to see it is completing its scans…and what itÂ´s doing with the stuff it finds, and that ALL updates are being managed properly.
Mciahel will be along shortly to remind us all that we shouldnÂ´t be doing our daily operations under administrative settings…the biggest loophole of all!!!