troubleshooting Question

What is the best antivirus?

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Kent DyerFlag for United States of America asked on
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I am working on a friend's computer that had Microsoft Security Essentials, but got infected anyway.

I have looked at

and it's report..

I have looked at:

Avira Antivir and Avast seem to stand out.  However, the thoughts that come to mind are they seem to be a bit subjective and also point-in-time as software and virii change.

However, what is a interesting is there is also a "shot gun" approach..

What is interesting is reading the AV-Comparitives report is that is lists Norton/Symantec as being a contender..

Then, to remove an infection, wind up having to use Malwarebytes, ComboFix, or Dr. Web Boot CD..

I have also read about using a tool like ThreatFire as well..

I apologize if I seem like I am bouncing around while writing this..

To my question:
What is the best AV/Malware Tool out there?
Is the shotgun approach needed or necessary?



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