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    I am looking for recommendations and pitfalls regarding open architecture (free) anti virus software. Any help woill be most welcome.
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    I don't really know what you mean by "pitfalls", but I've been using Avast! for almost 2 years now and have ZERO complaints. Does everthing it's supposed to do and is very inobtrusive.
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    [quote name='wdwells' post='766394' date='20-Mar-2009 08:37'][/quote]

    If by open architecture you mean open source the only one I'm aware of is Free Antivirus for Windows - Open source GPL virus scanner (there are probably others). I don't have any experience with it beyond knowing it exists. Note: that it is still not even a 1.0 release.

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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='766399' date='20-Mar-2009 09:49']I don't really know what you mean by "pitfalls", but I've been using Avast! for almost 2 years now and have ZERO complaints. Does everthing it's supposed to do and is very inobtrusive.[/quote]

    Thank you Doc. I'll give it a look.
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    [quote name='wdwells' post='766417' date='20-Mar-2009 12:15']Thank you Doc. I'll give it a look.[/quote]
    I too have used Avast for the past couple of years and haven't had any problems or infections. It updates frequently.

    If you search this forum you'll also find a number of Loungers who use AVG Antivirus and Security Software.

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    [quote name='wdwells' post='766394' date='20-Mar-2009 13:37']I am looking for recommendations and pitfalls regarding open architecture (free) anti virus software. Any help woill be most welcome.[/quote]
    I have been a happy user of Avira Antivir for some time now.

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    I've been using the free version of AVG for a number of years now on XP, Vista and recently with Windows 7 systems. Very pleased with the product. Multiple updates available daily. No noticeable impact on system performance. Tried VIPRE (not free) for a while, but returned to free AVG.
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