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Best Free antivirus software for your Windows PC

I have a Dell laptop which pre-installed McAfee, because I don't want to pay for the license, so it becomes quite a nuisance when message windows pop-up several times a day, asking me to register, although it's still within the free trial period.
Spyware Doctor with Anti-Virus that comes with Googlepack is good, because it has basic function to clean up when find infections. The one you download from official website doesn't provide this service.
As far as my own experience goes, the best,antivirus software is Microsoft Security Essentials,  although I don't know if it's most popular. Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times. This is just what I want, because to be honest I really don't care much if my pc is PROTECTED or not, as long as the Security Centre tells me YOUR PC IS NOW PROTECTED, gives me peace of mind…

Fake 'FastAntivirus2011.exe' pop-up alert

Almost fooled by a fake fast-scan alert when I search for an image:
When I click the image, the website redirects me in 3 second to another site, and a pop-up message says:
Windows Security 20111 has found critical process activity on your PC and will perform fast-scan of system files!!


On click the OK button, it starts "fast scan", and "found" many Trojans, viruses, etc.


Another pop-up messages, it asks you to Remove or Cancel to ignore, wherever you click, it will download a FastAntivirus2011.exe for you!

This is the fake 'FastAntivirus2011", you may notice the left navigate pane of the Explorer is typical Windows XP instead of my Windows 7, address bar shows the website address instead my local files.

Delete immediately the downloaded file! Don't installed it!

Help protect your computer from fake 'FastAntivirus2011.exe' pop-up alert:
- Make firewall active.
- Always update operating system, internet browser and anti-virus programs.
- Install …

Google Search wish me Happy Birthday

What a surprise, Google search wish me happy birthday!

I set Google search as my  home page, almost never miss a birthday of celebrity or festival. Today I see a cake with candle and wrapped presents, wondering whose birthday it is. Moving my mouse on the picture, it says: Happy Birthday, Jim! I click the picture,  it take me to my Google Profile page.