Here is another free anti-virus program provided by AOL, which will work with both AOL and non-AOL Windows systems. Called Active Virus Schield, the software comes from Kaspersky Labs who’s products are well known for providing very good anti-virus protection. The software works with all Windows versions from 98 up to and including Vista. The free download and installation is very easy and the program itself is easy to use.

On their website site they describe their software as:

What is Active Virus Shield?

Active Virus Shield is free anti-virus for your PC that combines traditional antivirus programs, stopping them before they can infect your computer.

Active Virus Shield is brought to you as a free service of AOL and is based on Kaspersky Lab’s award winning Personal Anti-Virus:

  • Ranked #2 by Consumer Reports (Sep. ’05)
  • Rated “Excellent” by (2006)
  • Offers updates with more frequency… compared with… other security vendors” – Information Week
  • “No anti-virus vendor launches a fix faster” – Red Herring

Active Virus Shield seamlessly integrates with the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems and is compatible with other PC protection programs (firewalls, anti-spyware, etc.). Like other anti-virus programs, using Active Virus Shield may require that you uninstall other anti-virus programs to avoid product incompatibilities.

So if you are looking for a free anti-virus program, you may wish to consider Active Virus Shield. Also available for free are AVG and Avast which are also highly recommended. You do not need to spend big buck to keep your system bug free. These freeware products provide very good protection and are equal to their commercial counterparts.

If you have tried Active Virus Schield, let us know what you think.

Free copy of Active Virus Shield can be found here.

Comments welcome.

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