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    A good free anti-virus software for commercial use?

    Up till recently I 've used AVG 6 but since they've stopped supporting this version and the new version 7 is only free for personal use, are there any good, free anti-virus software packages that people use and would recommend?

    Thanks

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    I don't think the words 'good', 'free' and 'commercial' can be stuffed into a single sentence. Oh wait, I just did

    Seriously, if you want a good commercial AV product, you'll have to pay for it...

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    try Linux
    Then you are virus-free
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    Norton was once offering free trial (not sure if commercial). I would use norton if I had to use windows.
    Make sure you are downloading an antivirus, not a spyware.
    Yes, linux is both cheaper and safer and virus free.

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    AVG is the only good free anti virus software out there. It is too bad that it's now only for personal use. Everyone gets greedy.
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    Yes it is a shame (but I suppose they may argue that companies are being greedy by not wanting to pay - to be fair to AVG at least it continues to be free for personal use). I guess we'll just have to bite the bullet and spend a bit of cash. Doh!

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    I thought the previous version was only free for personal use as well. How can you complain about having to spend $$ for the software that protects the machines you make $$ with? It's the whole commercial cycle.
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