Best antivirus?

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Yep, Avira AntiVir is very good. It beat AVG, Avast and NOD32 in recent detection tests (AV-Comparatives.org) and it is very light on resources.
Avira classic does not scan emails though, but this isn't a huge problem. The Classic and Premium also does not have a web scanner. But the Classic is FREE and the Premium is just £12.95 (you can get a 3 month free trial for it too).

Another good AV is Kaspersky. It has performed very well in tests and has excellent reviews. I am currently using the trial and will probably end up buying it because it is so damn cheap right now. They have a sale on right now and their antivirus can be got for just £8.40. I was expecting it to eat up loads of resources but it is actually pretty light on my PC.
 
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Thanks for all the replys guys, I'll check out Avira AntiVir :).

Whilst I'm in this thread, any point me having a software firewall when my router is supposed to have a hardware firewall?
 
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Thanks for all the replys guys, I'll check out Avira AntiVir :).

Whilst I'm in this thread, any point me having a software firewall when my router is supposed to have a hardware firewall?

I ran without one for a few years no probs. Did a Shields Up test every now and again for peace of mind. It's belt and braces with a software firewall and router.
 
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That look ok? :D
 
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