[Web4lib] anti-virus freeware

Thomas Edelblute TEdelblute at anaheim.net
Mon Sep 8 11:23:50 EDT 2008

I don't know that I would recommend AVG anymore.  I have AVG 7.5 on my XP machine and it consumes a considerable amount of CPU time on log in and for the first few minutes, considerably slows me down.  I am also running the AVG 8 suite on my Vista machine and I have not been able to get any Windows updates since that installing AVG. 

Thomas Edelblute
Public Access Systems Coordinator
Anaheim Public Library

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Subject: Re: [Web4lib] anti-virus freeware

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 programs.

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 recommendation.


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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