A free alternative to Norton Antivirus: AVG

AVG Free is the personal edition of their commercial product. Norton Antivirus was installed on my T43 laptop when I purchased it, and lately the program has been quite forward about reminding me my subscription is about to expire.

If the subscription renewal process was clean, direct, and devoid of scare-inducing sophistry, I would simply pay the $30. But the renewal process is riddled with questionable upselling tactics.

The icing on the cake is that the utility gives the user two choices: renew now, or renew later. I will be taking the third choice, not listed: uninstall Symantec Antivirus, install AVG.

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