Free Anti-virus Software

I used to have anti-virus software by Symantec installed on my PC and was pretty happy with it. It wasn’t too expensive and it seemed to be doing a very good job. As a result, I also recommended Symantec anti-virus to family and friends. This is where things started to become, well, let’s say a little uncomfortable.

A lot of these “family and friends” don’t work with computers for a living the way that I do, so as a result, they don’t necessarily have a PC of the same caliber as mine (and mine could be a lot greater too… if you know what I mean).

This is when I discovered just how much of a resource hog Symantec anti-virus really is. It was so bad that it turned some of these PCs into slugs which made me very popular and in great demand, in not so good of a way.

I had to rectify my mistake and quick! I ended up doing a crap load of research and found, in my opinion, the best thing ever (talking anti-virus software here). Talk about clouds and silver linings…

I found avast anti-virus. It’s lightweight and takes up barely any RAM or system resources, it’s simple to use, and it’ll do everything you need by providing live, resident protection as well as scanning. (OK, I admit,  I borrowed some of that wording) It also includes automated updates of virus definitions.

Avast quickly replaced Symantec on not only my “family and friends” PCs but mine as well. We have been using it for about a year now and we are absolutely happy with it.

So where can you download it you ask?
Wait, I haven’t even told you the best part yet!
It is free for home use! (…but requires payment for business use)
Oh wait, I guess the title of this post had already given that away…

Until next time,

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