As some of the comments have indicated in my review of AVG 8 have noted, some of you have been experiencing some issues with the latest version. Though I am still a believer in the effectiveness of AVG and still support using the free version, I though I would provide a list of alternative programs you can try. If anyone has any other free anti-virus they can recommend, please let me know so that I can add them to the list.

Avira AntiVir Personal Edition

Downside is that it does not scan email.

Website is here.


A lot of people swear by Avast and even prefer it over AVG.

Website is here.


This software has received many awards and is highly rated by some.

Website is here.

Comodo AV

This is a new product and is still in beta testing.

Website is here.

Comments welcome.

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