The Subject of this Newsletter said Five alternatives to Microsoft Office.
How did it change to AV?
Anyway, for home I'm happy with the combination of Avast, Comodo, Malware Bytes , Microsft Security Essentials, Super Antispyware, SpywareBlaster, Ad-Aware (which is a bit too sensitive), and ClamWin Portable.
Malware Bytes, Super Antispyware, and SpywareBlaster are run manually.
SpywareBlaster is a great prevention tool that locks out bad sites (through the HOSTS file).
I update it manually once every week or so. Nearly 16 thousand bad sites are blocked, as of now.
I used to love Spybot S&D, but it has become huge (installed is in excess of 125 MB), so I do not use it anymore.
I also carry ClamWin portable on a thumb drive (with database updated of course).
I think most of them, if not all of them, do a very good job, generally, and it becomes a matter of personal choice and familiarity with the product.
In the past I used McAfee, Panda, AVG, and Norton.
I hated Norton, and I was not thrilled with McAfee; many times it missed, and then caused a lot of destruction! I have no faith in McAfe anymore. Once bitten, twice shy.
Aside from that, my FireFox has quite a number of blocking add-ons, such as "NoScript".
Now we want the original subject covered in the next article, namely Five Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office