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.








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
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Subject: Free Antivirus ...




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.




Bryan Thompson
Technology Coordinator
Winooski School District
Winooski, VT 05404

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