MSE is good but bogs down older systems. I freestyle it (use nothing active) with the option to reformat if all goes south.
Of course, I have a laptop, so I use that mostly for lots of web stuff. If I only had 1 PC, I would be leary of this method and would probably use Norton 360 which i have on my laptop. Norton used to suck, but it's way better now.
This is a good and free scan to add to your list. Requires no resources. Just scan as you need it.
Originally Posted by kwkarth
Well, if you're going to all that trouble, why not just run an OS that's not susceptible to all this kruft? Linux, OSX, etc.
Edited by robm321 - 7/10/10 at 4:09pm
I think it's fear of the unknown. I've thought of that but as things go with a PC worry that some super small snag will render the PC a mess and unuseable for hours. I guess I could partition the hard drive and do it that way, hmmmm...