Re: [BCAB] Advice on free anti-virus software please! Graham Page 22 Nov 2012 10:43 GMT
Hi chris. I would suggest Microsoft's Security Essentials antivirus package. You can download it from the Microsoft website but an easier way is to use a company called Ninite which lets you download versions of programs and install them quite easily. Go to www.ninite.com You will find a list of programs with check boxes next to them. The easiest way to get to security essentials is to do a screen find for Security Essentials and when you find it check the box with space bar then press b to go to the get installer button. This will put you on a page with a link to download the program fairly near the top. It's a good idea to uninstall AVG before installing Security Essentials. -----Original Message----- From: Bcab [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Chris Cook Sent: 22 November 2012 10:36 To: BCAB Discussion List Subject: [BCAB] Advice on free anti-virus software please! Hi all! I've been using AVG Free for a number of years now and am currently running version 2013 with JAWS9 and Windows XP Pro. I have found it more and more difficult to use and over the past couple of days, AVG has mistakenly removed some system files which control my raid drives thinking that they were infected (when they weren't) etc. This has rendered my two desktop machines virtually useless and I'm now waiting for some help to get them running again. Has anyone else been having such problems with AVG 2013 please? what other free alternative anti-virus programmes are there around? and which ones are the most VI friendly? as I've had enough of the continuing hassle with AVG and for a programme which is supposed to protect you with threats, it's virtually killed me over the past couple of days. Any help and advice gratefully received. Many thanks and best wishes to all Chris. -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.