If you’re a Windows user, then you know the importance of having a quality Antivirus program to compliment your security strategy. There’s a plethora of them out there, Commercial — which you pay for and free antivirus utilities too.
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There are effective commercial programs like ESET’s NOD32, McAfee and Norton Antivirus. However, some of the commercial programs can bog down system resources. Especially if you get a full feature commercial program that includes a Firewall, Spyware and Internet browsing protection. Some of them can be more annoying than actually getting a virus.
On the other hand, free programs like groovyPost’s favorite Microsoft Security Essentials are just as effective, light on system resources and free.
What we want to know is — which antivirus utility do you use? Do you go for the full feature expensive commercial utility? Or do you keep it free and simple with a free antivirus utility? We can’t include them all in our poll, so if you use something not on the list, click Other and tell us about it.