With 50-60 Anti-virus and Anti-spyware products available how is a home computer user supposed to decide which one is the best choice to protect their home computers? Most home users do not have the time or desire to become an expert on AV/AS packages. One way to narrow down your choices is to check and see what the experts are saying regarding the effectiveness of different AV/AS products in detecting malware on your PC. This information changes over time, however, as new pieces of malware are discovered and AV/AS software providers update their ability to detect the new strains of computer viruses. One good place to check is the independent AV Comparatives. This group performs comparisons and ratings of AV/AS packages a few times each year.