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His "User to User" column supplied readers with tips and solutions on using DOS and Windows, his technical columns clarified fine points in programming and operating systems, and his utility articles (over forty of them) provided both useful programs and examples of programming in Pascal, Visual Basic, and Delphi. Rubenking has also written seven books on DOS, Windows, and Pascal/Delphi programming, including PC Magazine DOS Batch File Lab Notes and the popular Delphi Programming for Dummies.In his current position as a PC Magazine Lead Analyst he evaluates and reports on client-side operating systems and security solutions such as firewalls, anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and full security suites. Rubenking is an Advisory Board member for the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization, an international non-profit group dedicated to coordinating and improving testing of anti-malware solutions." Everybody needs antivirus protection. And I don't mean the antivirus built into Windows—it just doesn't measure up.You don't have to enter a credit card, and if you do nothing, at the end of the trial it reverts to the free antivirus.It does offer to install a plug-in for all of your browsers, and replace your home page, new tab page, and default search.Fortunately, you can get that protection without spending a penny.AVG Anti Virus Free (2017) looks a bit different from its previous edition, and it includes some new technologies.There's a certain amount of upsell when you go to install the free antivirus, but it's much more laid back than, for example, Comodo.You can choose the free antivirus or start a 30-day free trial of the suite.

By 1990, he had become PC Magazine's technical editor, and a coast-to-coast telecommuter.

In the middle, below the two panes, is a big button labeled Scan Computer.

Clicking it launches a full scan, which does more than just scan for malware.

Why would a company want to acquire such a similar competitor?

Both AVG and Avast have huge followings, but globally each is strong in different areas. Of course, AVG only makes money if somebody purchases the for-pay security suite.

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