Hi Schmidthouse and others,
In AVG there is what is called "Link Scanner", here is what it does. In the search bar of my browser I type lets say "audiogon"
(a audiophile website name), the browser lists possibles after each there will be either a green, yellow, or red symbol. Green safe, yellow questionable, red known bad. Is there a equivalent in Avast free?
Avg recently released AVG 2011(10)on 10/27/10 about, many people including myself upgraded from avg 9.5 to 10. In the past avg's major updates ie 7.0 to 8.0 to 9.0, have gone fairly simple. I have had to completely uninstall/reinstall 2 times because of 'general error' about updates and the email scanner does not work.(look at the avg forum. lots of unhappy people) Their uninstall utility from the web page works well.
The other issue is Zone Alarm which works well now, is that to completely remove it you need to go into the safe mode and look for all these hidden files, multiple restarts, etc. One time with ZA they said to uninstall/reinstall, when I did the uninstall I lost internet access and to do a system restore.
In short I am checking out other options, for the most part AVG,ZA,& Spybot have worked ok. But with these
about avg I may switch.
I am not very comfortable digging deep into my system, I feel to completely uninstall ZA & AVG I would be on the computer for hours.
Sorry about the long reply,