For many years now we have recommended that our clients use AVG Free to protect their computers against viruses, trojan horses and spyware. Recently AVG released version 9 of their free anti-virus software and the features give a good reason to upgrade. From AVG’s site:
The new 9.0 edition is faster, safer and easier to use. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition gives you free rock solid protection for your basic security needs. The combined anti-virus/anti-spyware scanner in AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition runs up to 50% faster than earlier versions and doesn’t get in your way. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition also delivers new anti-phishing detection techniques, which can quickly and accurately determine whether or not a web page is hosting a phishing attack. Additionally, version 9.0 comes with basic anti-rootkit protection to ensure protection against sophisticated hidden threats.
AVG 9 supports Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. In the near future, we will be recommending that all our clients perform this upgrade. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, feel free to contact us and we’ll get it taken care of quickly. Click here for the upgrade.