What do you guys use for anti-virus/spyware software on your home computers?
Recently my 2 major credit cards (Discover and Visa) have had fraudulent activity. The first time it happened was the beginning of November. I was traveling at the time and figured someone must have gotten the number when I was using it in an airport or something. Then last week, my other credit card (Visa) got hit. So I figured I must have a virus on the computer. I normally don't use the Visa on the computer but I did use it at the end of November to make plane reservations.
I scanned the computer with AVG and AdAware (both free versions) and they found nothing. Someone suggested XOftSpy which reported a Trojan Spam virus when I ran it. Last night I reinstalled the factory provided OS, enabled Norton Security which came with the computer and then enabled the internet. Next, I downloaded the Norton updates and the Microsoft updates (I'm running Windows 7) and downloaded Firefox. This a.m. I decided to run XOftSpy again and guess what -- if found the same virus! A Norton scan finds nothing. I'm suspicious of XOftSpy because to clean the virus you need to purchase it.
So I'm going to reload the OS again this p.m. But I really want to find some anti-virus/spyware that I can trust. I'm very careful about what websites I visit and rarely download apps. I've never gotten a destructive virus before.
I don't really like Norton because it is such a hog. I'm thinking about the pay version of AVG. Any recommendations/experiences? Thanks.