December 12th, 2006, 10:37 PM
Whatever antivirus solution you end up picking. Take a moment to pick through all of its options. Sometimes the level of detail they go to can slow down your system or your connection. This can be easily fixed by disabling some of the features, especially heuristics scanning. If you do end up disabling anything, make sure to schedule a routine full system scan.
and remember... antivirus isn't a guaranteed fix to anything. always always always make backups.