After I wrote my post about AVG anti-virus software, a reader sent me an email telling me he didn’t think highly of AVG. Based on his IT experience, he thought Comodo and avast were better antivirus products. I don’t have a lot of experience with virus and malware products so I can’t really disagree with him. I do know AVG and ClamAV worked well for me. Anyhow, I decided to put together a more extensive list of anti-virus and anti-malware software products. I’ve used AVG and ClamAV on the free sid; and Norton, McAfee and Trend Micro on the commercial side. In my opinion, they are all fine products but I’m not fond of the annoying upgrade notices of the commercial products.
I’ve been meaning to write about a couple of anti-virus software for a while now, but my reviews and giveaways blog is sucking up all my free time. Anyhow, a few months ago my blogs were hacked multiple times. Initially I thought a hacker found an exploit in WordPress or in one of the plugins I was using. But the hacks were actually the result of a trojan on my primary computer. I was using Windows Defender at the time and the program detected the trojan and quarantined it. But the next time I started Windows, the trojan reappeared and my sites were hacked again. After I surfed the net, I found two free anti-virus programs that I want to share with you guys.