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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Avast Premier 2015

Avast is a great antivirus program which I have been using for years as do all of my clients. After all, it is free so why not!  The thing is, over the years they too have began bulking it up just as Norton/Symantec and McAfee have been doing for years and as a result, suck the life out of your computers performance!  This is why I have always stated it is best to keep it simple and use the Avast program as a bare-bones antivirus only. Choose the custom install and disable all the TOOLS options.  There are many other useful malware scanners out there so keep your system free from the viruses and perform a weekly (or daily if you really think you need to) virus scan. Since the antivirus is monitoring all the time, more than once a week is probably overkill, especially if you are using web based email like gmail, hotmail/, or yahoo since these already have virus scans built in to them.

Secondly, who reads PC Mag anymore? Just getting to the website you must dodge so many advertisements and the stories are biased towards their advertisers....