Is there a good one out there?
I think I have tried them all about now and quite frankly I am unimpressed with any of them. No doubt you pretty nearly have to have at least one. Some detect more problems than others and some are less intrusive to the system they are installed upon. Not one detects them all which is ok that is why there are updates.
My issue with them all though is when the solution to the virus, malware, adware, spyware is so intrusive as make the system they're installed upon almost worthless, I would rather live with the threat than a solution.
Kaspersky's av product is chowing down over 35% of CPU on a permanent and constant basis.
Panda was chowing down over 80% of my CPU constantly and made logins following a boot a 20 minutes exercise in patience.
Sophos was not even worth the used up bytes on the drive and made using windows explorer a real issue with a nearly 5 minute wait on EACH mouse click!
BitDefender was an out and out joke and made traversing the internet painful at best with 10+ minutes waits for even my INTRANET sites.
Norton? Would not even find the BASIC issues.
I would go on with more but I am quite frankly sick of the "solution" to the problem.
I have tried ALL of those and many, many more on even a freshly installed system. Why can't these product be less instrusive to my system?
I am a software developer with over 30 years experience and just can't understand why these products have to suck ALL my resources ALL the time "protect" me.