Today I learned of two FREE programs that could help cover my laptop. In the virus and malware marketplace I’ve long believe more than one tool (and vendor) is needed to stay safe. There are just too many angles of attack with new one coming up all the time. Staying current on patches is a great idea. It’s a good foundation, but you also need active scanning tools.
Here are two programs to consider. I run ClamWin and have been very happy with it. Then just add Windows Defender for malware and Windows Update for patches to keep your machine safe. Learn more about safe computing practices at http://www.onguardonline.gov/