I have heard the pros and cons of downloading and installing software that is offered as freeware. But I have used the free AVG Antivirus and Firefox programs for the past two years without any problems. Of course, there are no guarantees of complete security and safety with anything. Does anyone have advice on using freeware or shareware? Any safeguards to recommend? I know that after I download and install any program I always run my AVG just to be on the safe side. Whether this helps knock out any potential virus or spyware is unknown. But I like to think it helps. One thing I know for sure is that if my computer behaves strangely in any way after installing anything new I simply uninstall it. I would greatly appreciate any advice, especially if anyone has any personal experience with freeware or shareware. Thank you.