Virgin anti virus is a resource hog, the first thing i did was uninstall it as it slows everything down.
I have been running Avast free for the last three years with the windows firewall, the new version even detects when you are about to visit a dodgy site and sandboxes it, i advise all the clients i visit to use it.
AVG free used to be ok but has lost ground to Avast, Avira is also an option, for normal browsing Windows firewall is fine.
Also consider browsers which can help with security as you can add plugins such as Mc Affee site adviser, i would keep away from IE due to security and speed issues.
These are just my opinions based on dealing with malware and viruses.
Thanks for the update and glad to hear your issue is now resolved.
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