After about a year without even installing or downloading a virus, adware, spyware, or other malware scanner. I still have no viruses.McAfee SiteAdvisor
I attribute this to two things, one thing of course, is being cautious to what attachments and files I download and being aware of what spam messages (especially with links they want me to click on).
The second and most important tool that I didn't have during my first run with my new computer is McAfee SiteAdvisor. It's a browser plugin that helps you prevent viruses by telling you which sites definitely do or likely have viruses.
Free and made for me. Ok ok, you too silly!
I've talked about it to for. I recommend it to family and friends. In my professional opinion, is is the single most important browser add-on for every browser that can add it in. In fact, I've written about this before. I just can't stress enough how incredible this free program is. Antivirus programs are GREAT! But making sure the viruses never get to your computer in the first place is what SiteAdvisor is for. When you search in Google, you'll find a red X next to some links to let you know there have been definite results or user reports of viruses, spyware, or other malware there.
I'm NOT getting paid for writing about this! McAfee probably never heard of me. On that note, anything I write about, which to my memory I haven't gotten paid for before, if I did ever get paid for something, I WOULDN'T WRITE THINGS ABOUT IT I DIDN'T THINK WERE TRUE, unless I was just joking, for example Batman 5.
Please, if not for yourself, then for your computer and your not as computer savvy friends and family, download it for them. That reminds me, there's a few people I could be helping out with this program.