I know there's one of these threads all the damn time, but I "ctrl+f"'d through 10 pages (I miss the search function) and didn't find any pre-existing threads on anti-viruses.
So I'm currently using Microsoft Security Essentials, and it's alright, but I noticed that I've got this rather annoying "searchnu" virus messing with IE and Chrome (I use Opera normally, and it's unaffected).
MSE hasn't caught/removed it, and neither has MalwareBytes.
So, I'd like to know what's the most powerful and most effective anti-virus out there right now, both free and paid. Everyone has their opinion on what's best, but I'd like facts and tests, if you can find them. I'm having a hard time finding any sort of consistent comparisons.
Also, if anyone knows how to get rid of the searchnu thing.
Thanks for reading!
And thanks if you help me out.
I just re-checked IE, and now it redirects to arccosine.com, which is another virus of the same type apparently.