O.K call me paranoid but this is what I have running, have not been posting in a while because malware got a hold of me again and guess where? Yep it was through the IE browser again, from now on will use firefox only. In three years this has happened to me twice both using IE, I think the malware got a hold maybe in the yahoo chat rooms not for sure anyway it did and Avira the free version found it, and I isolated it and denied it access.
I downloaded another program which is free called Spybot search and destroyed and guess what it found it on the first run of it, it found the culprit that was taking control of IE and forcing it to download anti virus 2009. Don't ask what this is but if it is constantly taking control of IE even when searching with google and trying to download it, it just can't be good.
The free firewall called comodo I have been using a few months now and it works great, I stopped the download by clicking on comodo and ask to stop all inbound activity and it worked great. NoScript add-on for firefox which I have now works perfect (only all script you want to run).
Below are links to these freebies if any you guys have need of them also, right now I am impressed. It looks as though comodo now has a combination of their firewall and antivirus make sure you read down and get the free version, I only have the firewall but it works good the combo probably will to. Just used spybot a few days dont know how good it is but it found my malware culprit on first scan.
Avira antivir personal free antivirus (one of the best freebies out there)