Avast! Antivirus, Revo Uninstaller and my WordPress install

Posted By on December 21, 2011


I’ve been happily using Avast! as my virus scanner for the last couple years … and have been off and on satisfied for over a decade. The company updates always get me concerned knowing that the free version could become as bloated as are many others (paid versions aren’t immune either). Thankfully the most recent update merely added links to offsite reports which eases concern that the sites I visit are relatively safe and that my computer is being protected. Resident virus protection aside, it is a good idea to scan your hard drive with other software and occasionally deep clean browser and program bits and piece … check out Revo Uninstaller.

mdb_dec2011trafficBesides keeping a personal computer clean and running at it best speed, I’m finally satisfied with the WordPress install on the new server. Speeds have been good since I figure out the problem with the Redirection log … and traffic is climbing back to close to where it was prior to changing from richc.myarchive.us to richcorbett.us the new domain – MyDesultoryBlog.com. (graph to right depicts Dec 1st – 20th traffic)


  • Mark Wissmann

    Good tips – I’ve been using Avast! for the last couple of years and have been happy with the free version too.  I also use a program called CCleaner (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner) to do system, program and browser maintenance as well as registry cleaning.

  • Guest

    Has Chrome surpassed IE and Firefox on your blog? I’m my technology blog I’ve noticed the three browsers are nearly even, although I don’t have the 6 years of content or traffic that you do.

    • Just pulled the stats as your question had me curious … but no Chrome has not surpassed FF or IE yet. I’m thinking you might have more “tech savvy” readers and they might be more inclined to use Chrome? I’ll attach the month to date stats for Browsers and Mobile use.

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.