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antivirus software when using a network

by diane783 / October 25, 2004 4:32 AM PDT

I have seen that Avast and AVG are highly recommended anti-virus programs, but neither allows me to use them because my computer is hooked up on a network. This is my home PC and my husband put it on a network with his. . . I think just so he could practice. I don't think it needs to be on a network, but maybe I couldn't access his printer if it wasn't.

So, I need antivirus software for his and my computers. Does anyone have recommendations for what software to use?
1) if the reason I can't use Avast and AVG are due to technical issues with the network, how can I be sure any free or paid-for program will work- do they make "network versions"?
2) if the reason I can't use Avast and AVG is because they think a network means I am a big company, should I disconnect from my network (would like not to, but I suppose I could) or can I pay for the service or something? I am looking for a legal way as well as a technically sound way to do this.

Thank you!!

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