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December 5th, 2001, 03:28 PM
Which is the best, according to you, antivirus tool?
Do it now and ask for forgiveness later
December 5th, 2001, 03:36 PM
At the moment I would say Norton, but if they plan to support Magic Lantern, then I will give them the finger
and switch to Sophos.
December 5th, 2001, 03:44 PM
The one i use at work and home and customers machines is InoculateIT. They have updates almost daily. Worked perfect for me and have not had any trouble, plus it was free.
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December 5th, 2001, 03:50 PM
It doesn't really matter to me. I'm currently using McAfee, but I would be just as happy with Norton.
December 5th, 2001, 03:54 PM
AV Solutions can be somewhat subjective, they all have their strengths and weeknesses.
For the desktop I like Sophos as it is .dll based and loads in to memory rather than having to be called in and out all the time. So it causes system impact. it can be updated from a central installation so on a network it is easy to maintain recommended levels of protection with the updated IDE files
Mail bourne virus control is still a bit of a thorny issue with none products i have seen over the years dealing with it properly at desktop level requiring a mail gateway resident or smtp relay based solution. Being a bit of a synic I suspect this is more a money making venture for the Av companies as i dare say it aint that hard to trap email inbound to the desktop and have a quick look at it
As AV solutions are predominantly reactive to virii in the wild and with heuristics being over eager or sometimes down right unwilling to predict whether something is potentially dangerous then it is still the best option to use a non M$ mail client and viciously delete anything you werent waiting for
Who needs enemies. When you have family, friends and co-workers
December 5th, 2001, 03:57 PM
Speaking of M$ mail clients, does anybody know about the McAfee bug that deletes e-mails from Outlook. I had a hard time convincing the company I work for as a sysadmin to switch to netscape or something else.
Now they think that if they switch to just Outlook that the problem wil be solved.
December 5th, 2001, 04:02 PM
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December 5th, 2001, 05:57 PM
I really like the new norton corporate, real-time scanning that barely impacts system performance (unless you're copying thousands of files), and integrates into outlook and other common mail clients to scan e-mails as they're downloaded.