Free Anti-Virus Software...clever marketing ploy or useful software?
Ben Cordingley forwarded me a link where eTrust (CA) is giving away a free Anti-Virus and Firewall package, no doubt to capitalize on the SP2 release. Clever, but it's only free for a year as you'll have to update your subscription for presumably $50 in 12 months.
Regardless, it could be just the ticket for your Mom or family.
Another thought for Virus Protection while continuing to use the built-in firewall is GriSoft's AVG Free Edition.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
AVG is excellent (both the free and Pro versions). I've been using it for a few years. I always let my Norton AntiVirus expire when I get a new machine since AVG has always caught everything that Norton has.
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