basic - continued

Michael Haney thezorch at
Mon Feb 8 07:07:52 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 1:48 AM, Christopher Chan
<christopher.chan at> wrote:
> On Monday, February 08, 2010 01:01 PM, Michael Haney wrote:
>> For Windows is use AVAST Free Antivirus.  Its really good, the updates
>> are free and its not a system resource hog like Norton and not as
>> buggy as McAfee.
> Useless. No scan on read/write. It is just a scanner.

Don't get the AVAST! Virus Cleaner mixed up with their anti-virus
software.  It does have an on-access scanner.  I'm using AVAST on my
Windows Vista laptop right now.  Or, are you talking about the Linux
version being just a scanner?

>> There is a Linux version.  I'm thinking about trying it out.
> wonders how it compares to clamav

Depends, how much effort is put into keeping ClamAV's virus
definitions up-to-date?  AVAST updates automatically several times a
week, and sometimes several times a day.

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