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Free antivirus for non-profit

by scott_wilder / February 1, 2006 9:50 PM PST

What is everyone's suggestions for a free antivirus for a small church. It's a stretch for us to afford entry level computers. So anything free is much appreciated.

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My Suggestions
by AndyInTN / February 1, 2006 11:34 PM PST

AVG AntiVirus
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

ClamWin Anti Virus
http://www.clamwin.com/

AntiVir
http://www.free-av.com/

Avast
http://www.avast.com/

All the ones mentioned above have free versions with free updates. I am currently using AVG AntiVirus and find it to be a great anti virus program.

I use ClamWin on the older computers that I have. Be warned that it does not have an on-access scanner. So if your organization is constantly bringing in external files, then it wouldn't be the best for you to use.

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Interesting results
by scott_wilder / February 2, 2006 12:22 AM PST
In reply to: My Suggestions

ClamWin is Free but has no real-time scanning. That's not ideal.

AntiVir may not be used for commercial or professional purposes: "...The Licensee may install the Software on a private Personal Computer..." That's a no-go

avast! 4 Home edition website says this: "...If you are not a home user, or you use your computer for profit, the avast! Home Edition is not licensed for such use, and you are asked to use the commercial version..."

So that might be a winner

AVG Free's website specifically bars non-profits from using the free edition. That's a no-go.

Thanks for the ideas though! Looks I'll try avast!

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actually
by sangyup81 / February 17, 2006 10:56 AM PST
In reply to: Interesting results

"Institutions (even non-commercial ones) are not allowed to use avast! Home Edition. However, ALWIL Software provides the full line of avast! antivirus products at special discount prices for non-profit, charity, educational and government institutions. Please see our price lists for details."

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