Re: freeware anti virus products
From: Frank Slootweg (this_at_ddress.is.invalid)
Date: 14 Sep 2004 15:29:51 GMT
Tx2 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In article <2qodbdF113p3qU1@uni-berlin.de>, email@example.com, a.k.a
> Sachi Noma says...
> > Can someone comment on freeware anti virus products like AVG and Avast?
> They're free; expect nothing that might be considered wholly reliable.
> If you can budget for circa 30 uk pounds per annum, get yourself NOD32
> At those kinds of prices per annum, i don't quite understand why anyone
> would consider a free solution?
Well, at least for avast! the quality of the main function, i.e. virus
scanning/prevention, is the same as for their commercial/business
versions. See their website (<http://www.avast.com>) for details.
Also I sense a free == bad tone in your posting, which IMNSHO is a
rather limited and often incorrect view. OTOH, you post via
news.individual.net, so you apparently do not think that all free
solutions are bad! :-)