I recently posted this to the CIoL translators’ list:
I’ve been a big advocate of AVG for at least 5 years, but recently they have started to turn to the “spam side”, with their adverts dominating my screen on a regular basis.Hope that’s of some use.
I switched over to the Microsoft Security Essentials software that should probably have shipped with Windows 7, if it weren’t for anti-competition regulations. I read many reviews comparing it very favourably to all the free anti-virus software available, and from sources I trust (Ars Technica, for one).
It is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/ And one of the many reviews is here: http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/09/first-look-microsoft-security-esse ntials-impresses.ars
Now I have no more advertising on my PC and a solid product I can trust. I am also using a hardware firewall of sorts and am well versed in not clicking things I don’t trust, but the most important thing is now in place - solid anti-virus protection.