I'm building my first comp soon and it is going to run Windows 7 Pro. The only virus protection I have used in the past 8 or 9 years is Windows Security essentials, and I've been more or less virus free (just a few popups that I had to take care of).
Should I spend money and get good virus protection for my new comp? (it's about a $1500 build) If so, what do you all recommend? I heard Kaspersky is good? But is it necessary to get $50 virus software?
KSham, thanks for the tips. Actually currently I use a VM running XP that I don't care about for any websites I don't trust.
SR-71 Blackbird, thanks for the suggestion. The reason I stopped using anti virus was because Norton and/or Symantec slowed the crap out of my computers in the past. Do you know if the Antivirus software you mentioned has that problem?
You can go for Immunet Plus Antivirus, Norton 360, Kaspersky, Bitdefender, Avast, Avira etc, for your new comp having windows 7. These are some of the strong antivirus tool which not only protect your system from virus, malware, other malicious threats, but also provide online security.