Comments on: An Overview of Free Antivirus Programs – Multi-Part Series Tech Tips, Reviews, Tutorials, Occasional Rants Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:50:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: disisppoor Sat, 22 Aug 2009 19:43:42 +0000 “but I cringe when I see people purchasing yearly subscriptions to commercial programs without even considering an alternative ”
~Me Too
My father is using s* f#!§”!
real player (he had payed for it)
But only because of the library… at least he doesn’t pays yearly subscritption
!Thank you for reviewing

By: Dana Johnson Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:42:31 +0000 I think that PC Tools free can also be used in a business. I don’t recall seeing any restrictions to home use anyway.

Have you considered reviewing free Firewalls? Without a good firewall blocking access to your pc, your antivirus will be quite busy.
I used Zone Alarm for many years, have tried Online Armour, Comodo and PC Tools Free. I know many that use PC Tools, and I currently use Comodo at home.
Matousec ( does a firewall challenge and publishes the results. But it is always great to have a “user” review.
Thanks, Dana.

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By: Brian - Mon, 27 Oct 2008 15:11:19 +0000 I plan to re-evaluate Comodo antivirus once version 3 is released… hopefully soon.

Sid – Yes, I have some articles planned on anti-spyware. Stay tuned.

By: Sid Sat, 20 Sep 2008 07:49:50 +0000 Any overview about free antispyware ?

By: Billy Tue, 01 Jul 2008 16:42:21 +0000 I found your reviews when looking for a review of Comodo AV. I think that they are no longer beta – and still free. Do you plan to re-evaluate it?

Thanks for the series. It gives good, free alternatives.

By: Brian Thu, 17 Apr 2008 18:10:50 +0000 Annie – As its name implies, Ad-Aware is an anti-adware and anti-spyware utility. It is not an anti-virus program.

It’s a pretty good program, or at least it used to be. It used to be a favorite of mine, but later versions have just become more bloated.

Anyway, you should run a program like Ad-Aware in conjunction with an antivirus program.

By: Annie Thu, 17 Apr 2008 03:10:37 +0000 I currently have ad-aware from lavasoft. Is it viable or a crock? I have vista, what would you recommend?

By: Erik Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:10:47 +0000

Info About Moon Secure
Moon Secure AV is an opensource antivirus currently using the clamav engine due to fast response time and huge AV database, however we are implementing another engine that is heuristic and will allow users to customize the engine on the fly. Unlike clam it has an enterprise level real-time scanner. It is built for windows and will run on XP and vista. It can scan portable drives and fixed drives. It is able to detect viruses, Trojans and spyware.

Our vision is to release an enterprise level antivirus, which can be used in any windows environment.

The aim is to provide a superior antivirus capable with competing with the market leaders and still at the same price, free!

We aim to be part of an opensource “suite” which will allow all users to still use the environment they are comfortable with but benefit from the terrific opensource community.

By: habibbijan Thu, 28 Feb 2008 02:48:41 +0000 Sam – I’ll take a look at Moon Secure. Thanks.

Ted – Excellent point. I had not considered business usage. As you said, I also suspect most of these programs are free for personal use only.

Two programs that I know are free for business usage are ClamWin and Comodo Antivirus. There may be others. I should look more into it.