Gordon Dexter on 5 Sep 2009 07:35:09 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OT: Which Windows Anti-Virus?

Surprised nobody's mentioned the free AVG, which I heard a lot of 
recommendations for in Slashdot comments a while back.  Is it not as 
good as it once was?


Greg Helledy wrote:
> I use ClamWin http://www.clamwin.com/ on my Windows machines.  It's 
> based on the GPL ClamAV engine.
> Note that is that it's not a resident engine to intercept viruses in 
> real time.  Rather, you schedule it to do scans for viruses present on 
> disks or in memory.  The upside of this is that it does not get in your 
> way AT ALL.  The downside is that it may not provide the level of 
> protection that you want, especially on a machine used by kids.
> Greg
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