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avast! Home Edition - why pay for virus protection?

Website - Freeware

reviewed by ClifNotes on 14 Nov 2004



Once upon a time, I mistakenly thought AVG Antivirus was going to end support for their free version. That started me on a hunt for a new free AV client. Since then, I've been using !avast. I've had it running for a few months now and I'm really very happy with it so far. I did a full scan of my system and it picked up the trojans and viruses that I hid there. It also has an "On Access" scanner that checks executable files every time a new one starts up. Now that could be a real system saver. It has email scanning abilities that far exceed any I'll ever need and if you get your email off a website instead of Outlook Express, I would recommend that you do a custom install and do not include the email scanner. All in all I give it a 5 star rating.



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