What is http scanning ? I've tried to look that up, but I did not find a clear explanation. Secondary issue: I get the impression that this may be important (though some people disagree). As I'll be ditching my McAfee software, I'm looking for a replacement. I originally intended to switch to VIPRE, but I'm hesitant to switch to this new and untested program. My alternative was Avira, but I have the impression that only the suite has http scanning. (And I'd rather not add a whole suite to my Counterspy and Spy Sweeper (already paid for, and possible conflicts)). I'm inclined to make a decision about my next antivirus at least partly on Av-comparatives' tests (proactive, not on demand !). Any suggestions about a good AV (free or inexpensive) that is (reasonably) good at http scanning ? Suggestions appreciated.