AOL Offers Free Antivirus Powered By Kaspersky

AOL has a lot of making up to do after they released search data from more than 500,000 users. The first thing that they have done is released a free antivirus program to protect your computer. Their software, called Active Virus Shield (yeah, kind of a stupid name), is powered by the Kaspersky Labs which is extremely reputable. Here is the set of features you will find in this release:
  • New Threat Response Time of up to 2 hours*
  • Real-Time Protection
  • On-Demand and Scheduled Scanning
  • Disinfects Files in Archives (ZIP, ARJ, CAB, RAR, LHA)
  • Option to Scan Only New And Modified Files
  • Harmful Program Blocking And Removal
  • Disinfect SMTP, IMAP4 & POP3 Email
  • Variable Scan Speed
  • Help Prevent Slowdown During Increased Computer Usage Periods
  • Support Power Saving for Laptops
  • Support Microsoft Windows XP x64

Active Virus Shield won’t hog all of your system’s resources and the update files are generally less than 10KB. So it is free, efficient, and can easily be updated but are you willing to install AOL software on your computer? Ever since the days of dial-up AOL has been tagged as spyware and malware by an enormous amount of users. They made it nearly impossible to completely remove the software from your computer but have they gotten any better? I’m not sure if I want to find out :D .