I have been using AVG free for about 5 years now and sometimes get Spybot S&D every now and the to do a tidy up. I have also been using Avast free on a media centre laptop just to try it out. I was wondering what the consensus is on the best out there. I don't want to pay for security software and the free ones have served me really well, and if I do get a virus/spyware I know how to remove it and fix any problems.
Because I've been happy using AVG for so long and haven't kept up to date with the latest new software out there is there any new ones that are worth taking a look at - maybe ones that have less of a footprint but do the job just as well/a little better?
I hate the fact I have to have this kind of software on my computers that effectively eat performance, even if it is only a little