AntiVirus Gold – A program to avoid

Sunday’s ISC handler writes about an experience with AntiVirus Gold – a program that pretends to be a spyware scanner. Read about it here.

I recommend two high quality free packages, AdAware and SpyBot Search & Destroy.

Removing a spyware infection is getting harder and harder. In some cases, it’s far more cost effective to recover data as best one can, then format the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and program files.