[SASAG] Free AV & Firewall

Jesse Weigert weigert at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 16:48:38 PDT 2009

Is there an easy way to make AVG not take over your system?  It integrates
with the browser, forces the yahoo toolbar.  (If you hide it, it prompts you
with a "helpful" message along the lines of "Oh.  It looks like you
accidently hid the AVG toolbar.  We put it back for you."

I've heard good things about Avast, but I haven't tried it myself.  Has
anyone else here tried it?

On Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 2:34 PM, Darren Bolding <darren at bolding.org> wrote:

> AVG 8 does fine.  It also seems to be one of the better free ones at being
> detected by the OPSWAT AV detector engine/API used by many VPN vendors.
> One feature I haven't found in many AV's is the ability to easily disable
> the thing when you like.  Kaspersky makes that easy.
> E.G., the VPN requires the client to run an Antivirus in order to connect.
>  My experience is that AVG 8 is better detected than at least some of the
> other free AV's.
> The new beta Windows AV has also been well reviewed and appears to be well
> detected.  I would look at that when it goes gold.
> --D
> On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 9:49 AM, <eric at kahklen.com> wrote:
>> I am looking for suggestions of free AV & Firewall for a Windows XP
>> system.
>>  I've seen so many reviews of which is the best of the free choices so I
>> thought I'd ask the group what they've found to be the best choice.
>> Thanks,
>> Eric
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