Free Virus Scan Options

by on July 9, 2007

Q: I was wondering if you could suggest good, preferably free, virus scan software?

A: There are two alternatives that you have right now depending on if you want to install software or not. While everyone should have anti-virus software installed and running regularly it is not always easy to make that happen.

So your first choice, which is not the best, is to use a web based product called HouseCall. This is a web based virus scan that will help if you are in a pinch.

Your best choice is to use AVG and have it setup to run a scan of your system daily. I have my windows machine setup to run a scan every morning at 10am. The nice thing is if it does not run because you turn the computer off, it realizes that and will run when you start your computer up.

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