I have used AVG for quite a while.
Updates are frequent. Often more than once a week.
However, I believe prevention is still the best option!
So, avoid attachments most of the time. If you have an attachment, use Yahoo! mail for scanning AND viewing. Then you can copy and paste the text into a new file.
Turn off the preview function in email programs, just in case.
Back up frequently, esp. partition back ups. These are the easiest to restore. I had a problem with my old set up. It took me 15 minutes to delete and copy the back up partition to restore windows.
BTW. PCPlus magazine was much more upbeat about it…
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