Don’t mix your Antivirus

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I got caught today trying to be a bit to cute on the company network.

I am a big fan of AVG Antirvirus at home and on everyone I knows computer and I decided to do the same on my new Dell D620 work laptop. Everything has been working fine for a week but of course not thinking about the way that software gets pushed on the network I got nailed with a fatal update today.

There are many players in the windows market, Avast, Norton, Quickheal among many. So, there are many who provide many additional features such as child protect and what not.

There is a possibility many of you are aware of this while many aren’t. So what i would like to pitch is that if Microsoft is providing you with an antivirus which it thinks is good enough for you. At Adaware antivirus service provide you best antivirus for your PC.

One nasty virus could expose your financial information or stop your computer from working at all. What you need is the best antivirus software possible on your computer. Fortunately, some of the best are also completely free!

Many companies offer free versions of their popular antivirus programs for home users. Be sure to look through the alphabetical list below to find the best free antivirus for you.

Lavasoft’s Adaware Antivirus Free program is different than the “Ad-Aware” you may already be familiar with. This program is a true, always-on, completely free antivirus program. Adaware Antivirus Free supports Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

Amiti Antivirus is a free antivirus program that includes heuristic scanning and supports 4 different scan types, including one that can check for viruses that are currently running in memory. Amiti Antivirus can be used with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

There’s also a tool included in Amiti Antivirus that can be used to quickly clean temporary system and Internet Explorer files to free up disk space.

If there was anything other than alphabetical, Adaware Antivirus Free probably wouldn’t head up the pack, mainly because email scanning isn’t supported. However, if you love Lavasoft’s other free products, Adaware Antivirus Free is a pretty solid choice.

After rebooting in safe mode I looked at the error logs and noticed that McAfee had successfully been installed, just prior to my issues. How I missed the thought that the network was going to push this is beyond me but anyway here is how I fixed it.

I did a system restore from a checkpoint created this morning by the system and when I rebooted I quickly uninstalled AVG. Now I feel a little like I am riding with no hands but I am sure that Network Associates on our network will do a drive by soon enough to reinstall my McAfee again.

So just a warning to anyone not interested in using a corporate image. Load up your machine and think about what is going to be pushed as part of the logon or over time. Spyware removers, antivirus, Outlook patches…just think before you have your machine crap out on you.