It's hard to believe, but Microsoft's Security Essentials is pretty darn good. The latest reviews I've seen give it scores on par with Sophos which is in my opinion the best of the best. I might have missed it, but it appears that MS doesn't license this in a way to exclude schools from using it. It would appear that MS knows we're not really cheap enough to actually try deploying unmanaged security suites to network stations. As for systems that live off of the network and managed by the user it's a great solution and I'd use it over AVG or Avast. MIke Michael Vining, SB IT Support South Burlington School District South Burlington, Vermont 05403 Direct: (802) 652-7298 IT Help Desk: (802) 652-7050 From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bryan Thompson Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 3:50 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Free Antivirus ... All, I'm going to be configuring thirty Acer Aspire One netbooks for teachers to keep after taking an in-house technology class. Before installing the free version of AVG, I'm wondering what other free antivirus programs you are installing out there other than AVG. Thanks, Bryan Bryan Thompson Technology Coordinator Winooski School District Winooski, VT 05404 802-655-2555 ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ This email may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If this email contains confidential and/or privileged health or student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA or HIPAA, federal regulations require that you destroy this email without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone. -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, ClamAV and Bitdefender and is believed to be clean.