Here's a good one that's not on your list:
I especially like it because it just does its job silently until an actual threat is detected. It never bugs you to buy a paid version - there isn't one. It updates both its virus definitions AND the program itself automatically, without the user having to do anything.
I used to use AVG. Whenever the current version of the program expires, it directs you to a page with ONLY the paid versions showing, and no hint that a new free version also exists. You can still find the new AVG Free on your own, but they are clearly trying to trick users into thinking that the free ride is over.
fluffy (rep: 2.2k) posted Feb 28, 2012
Nimrodboy3, when I am working on a virus-riddled machine I run a trojan detection program for particular tough trojans, then I run Malwarebytes, and then AVG. When I am finished, if it worked, I uninstall AVG and leave the free version of Malwarebytes on their machine. Sometimes a stand-alone rootkit program is called for and and they generally do a good job. I try not to have to wipe their drive, which my customers often say the GeekSquad says they would do. I can sorta see their point but I'd rather try it this way, first.
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