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Monday, September 05, 2005
  What Anti-Virus SW to Use?
It seems Symantec is messing with auto-updates for Symantec/Norton Corporate Edition 8, it's what I've been using/recommending for some time now, so I'd like to look into/evaluate some freeware options... I typically use www.nonags.com to find/download freeware, I've had really great success with anything that is rated there, you're guaranteed no to get nagware or crippleware, etc...

They list a few with 6 out of 6 ratings:

avast! 4 Home Edition - http://www.avast.com/i_idt_153.html - A quick glance at the website looks promising! - A bunch of positive reviews here - http://www.snapfiles.com/opinions/avast_Home_Edition/avast_Home_Edition.html

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition - http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_
downl.htm (Appears to no longer off a free version, just a 30-day trial version...)

AntiVir Personal Edition - http://www.free-av.com/ - Sounds hokey!

The first 2 sound vaguely familiar, but that's it... I'm reluctant to go with freeware AV software, not so much for the code, but regarding the updates... Any personal experience or recommendations on these would be appreciated! If I do go ahead with pulling one down and testing it out, I'll post the results here...
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