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With the recent malware script. I thought I would share some free options that work to protect your computer.
Free Antivirus for XP, Vista, and Windows 7 32bit and 64bit - Avast, Avira, AVG, and Microsoft Security Essentials
Avast Free - http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
I use Avast free. It detected and stopped the malware script from executing. It's free for a year, as long as you register it. After the year, just register it again.You don't have to provide your real contact information if you don't want to. You can fill out just about anything, and it will register just fine.
Avira Free - http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus
Avira is another popular antivirus. It has a nag screen that comes up to buy it, but nothing major.
AVG Free - http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
AVG would be my 3rd choice for protection behind Avast or Avira.
Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download and highly rated. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
There is also a free online scanner from Trend Micro, a very reputable antivirus and Internet security company.
You can run 1 of these scanners together with the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware http://www.malwarebytes.org/
If you use torrents or other peer to peer programs, then get PeerBlock. Peerblock can't completely protect you, however... it will add a level of protection while your file sharing.
FAQ explaining what Peerblock is and does http://www.peerblock.com/docs/faq#what_is_peerblock
Download page http://www.peerblock.com/releases
Even if you just use the free online scanner at Trend Micro, it will help go a long way to keeping you virus free.
*Edit* - I forgot about Spybot, good program. Good call Josh. http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
I was just wasting some time on sporcle and noticed they had college rankings. Most likely the tracking is geographic and not all Michigan students, but hey Go Blue!
Will any one in the MGo Community be attending the last two days of the NAIAS?
Guaranteed to have fridgid temperatures during the public week of the show (it happens every year) but if you're into autos, this is the place to be.
I know it's a very busy sports weekend for the university but I highly recommend the NAIAS, if you can make the time.
Anyone returning from the local pubs. A whole new prespective on reality and and adventure stories.
I for one cherish the athletes of the 1980's. Bart Connor, Karch Kiraly, Norm Betts. On top of my list is Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards. HIs workman-like performances were, well, workman-like. His style? Fresh. Oh so fresh. His mustache? Oh yeah, his mustache.