Re: What app to use?
I had a read of the slides, and agree wholeheartedly.
Although I'm not sure if chucking the AV off a system is throwing the baby out with the bathwater, I'm rather perplexed by the relative lack of security-minded programming in what is sold as a security product.
Some method of sandboxing really is required.
ESET and Malwarebytes were my usual toolkit for rooting out infections on Windows machines, with MSE being the backstop for those who didn't feel like shelling out for an AV. After that point, CCleaner and Defraggler were used to get rid of any toolbars and other cruft that could bog down a system.
For ESET the slides would seem to indicate failings in the engine which were promptly fixed once discovered.
Not using Windows myself at home, but I am using my ESET licence for the remainder of its life. :-)