Gnomie fendabenda writes in with his top 5 favorite anti-viruses:

  1. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal offers excellent anti-virus protection, perhaps unsurpassed in its ability to unpack and scan compressed files — something that trips up a lot of other vendors. Should be used in conjunction with a firewall.

  2. BitDefender Antivirus Plus
    Softwin’s BitDefender Professional protects against viruses, spyware, and instant messaging threats, as well as offering firewall rules to block undesirable traffic and a privacy gateway to keep your identity and preferences private while surfing the Internet.

  3. McAfee VirusScan Plus
    McAfee VirusScan Plus is an ideal candidate for those seeking an anti-virus/firewall combination without all the bloat of traditional Internet security suites. McAfee VirusScan Plus makes an easy job of removing adware and spyware, something not all anti-virus products deliver.

  4. Eset Nod32
    Nod32 features a small footprint, low performance hit, and fast scan speeds, providing focused virus protection ideal for gamers or those with an older PC. Should be used in conjunction with a firewall. This is also a very nice anti-virus for computer experts, and nerds like Chris himself 🙂 As it provides more use for those smarter few of us that want more features and need more protection.

  5. Panda Antivirus 2007
    Panda Antivirus 2007 combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-phishing with its highly touted behavior-based TruPrevent Technology. License covers use on two computers and includes free tech support via email (telephone support options are also available).