Eternal Rain wrote:I actually got avast at first, but then I found out they only let you use it for one year before making you pay for it. I uninstalled avast and got AVG instead. Things seem to be working perfectly fine right now, it doesn't effect performance and my computer actually recognizes it as "legitimately helpful anti-virus."
The service from this should do since I'm really only concerned with keeping viruses and spyware off my computer, I don't worry about that "spam filter" and other stuff because either my email already does that for me or I don't do any activities that'd require extra services.
You can renew your license for free every year.
I personally recommend having a cocktail of Avast for antivirus Spybot Search and Destroy for Spyware and Malwarebytes as a backup in case something happens that neither of them can fix. (Only use Avast's real time scanner shut off spybot's teatimer as they can interfere with each other) Run a full spyware and virus scan every month or so just to be safe but in most cases nothing should get through that as long as you keep everything up to date and stay immunized with spybot.
In my personal experience AVG seems to be much more of a resource hog than Avast so I would use that to stay lightweight but I've heard some people claim otherwise. Spybot basically the best antispyware you can get for free everything else is either as good or worse and Malwarebytes is the most powerful scanner and virus removal utility you can get.