Re: [BCAB] Advice on free anti-virus software please! George Bell 22 Nov 2012 13:21 GMT

As has been suggested, Microsoft Security Essentials.

I have it on all our workstations, and work on the principal that if
Microsoft blow their own Anti Virus program, they will be in
superheated steam, never mind hot water.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [] On Behalf Of Chris
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


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