[Web4lib] anti-virus freeware

Thomas Bennett bennetttm at appstate.edu
Mon Sep 8 09:40:27 EDT 2008

For personal use I reccommend AVG antivirus and antispyware.  It has been 
around for a long time and it doesn't use resources that slow down your 
computer like I've found that MacAfee does and maybe some other antivirus 

For home I've bought the entire suite (virus,spyware,rootkit,hacker attack, 
phishing protection. and safe web surfing, downloading, and instant 

Although, there is also Clamwin is available as a protable app 
(http://portableapps.com/apps) to run from USB.  I'm not familiar with Avast 
but sounds like those that are familiar with it give it a strong 


On Sunday 07 September 2008 15:17, Margaret Gross wrote:
> Please excuse cross posting
> Hi folks
> Can anyone recommend an anti-virus freeware. I am looking for
> recommendations based on personal experience.
> thank you kindly,
> Margaret Gross, MLS,  Bibl. prof.
> Librarian and Information Analyst
> Bibliothécaire et Conseillère en information
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