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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Wed May 04, 2011 11:04 pm

mattbak73 wrote:ya NIS is exactly what i am looking for but i always heard it is a memory hog and i dont need that i'm pretty sure having 5 programs is one of my memory problems anyways. So has norton gotten better in that area or you just a sales rep?


I have the latest version of Norton and it works beautifully. Its not the system hog that it used to be. I remember using it back in 99. Granted my computer was built in the stone ages of technology but it has gotten faster. I read a few posts saying it works better with preventing attacks, about 85% effective, then it does with fighting malware, only 65% effective (these numbers were from a news organization so who knows how much research they really did). Im not knowledgeable on this so please take this with a grain of salt and draw your own conclusion. It seems that there are programs that are better for malware, then there are programs that are better for finding certain types of viruses like the ones you could get at a web site. Im still trying to find the best one to.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Mon May 09, 2011 1:07 pm

Guys please i have problem uninstalling mcafee antivirus from my system it come up with this error-----the window installer service could not be accessed.this can occur if you are runninig windows in safe mode or if the windowsinstaller is not correctly installed. contact your support personnel for assistance. Kindly advise
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Mon May 09, 2011 1:29 pm

mooyguy wrote:Guys please i have problem uninstalling mcafee antivirus from my system it come up with this error-----the window installer service could not be accessed.this can occur if you are runninig windows in safe mode or if the windowsinstaller is not correctly installed. contact your support personnel for assistance. Kindly advise



Using the removal tool listed in this link should do the trick.

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Mon May 09, 2011 1:33 pm

jabro wrote:I am very happy with ESET NOD32 AV, and it seems to be well regarded for both its effectiveness and its relatively light footprint.


I am using ESET also. I tested several AV products on systems with known virus, trojans and malware. ESET found and cleaned the largest amount of infections. I paired it with Hitman Pro and I have not had a virus outbreak at work since.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Mon May 09, 2011 2:35 pm

I don't think you can do much better than Kaspersky Pure. Highly advanced complete malware protection package. Plus, I heard Kaspersky Labs is one of the fastest in the industry when it comes to updating their packages to combat the latest threats found in the wild. Haven't noticed any system slowdown except when scrolling through pictures under Windows Photo Viewer (WIndows 7 Ultimate 64-bit). Used to use AVG Internet Security but I'm pleased to report Pure is so much more effective in detecting threats that AVG does not.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu May 12, 2011 9:52 pm

AV comparatives give F secure its best rating this year (2011) I have used ESET for several years but tried F secure when my license ran out. It is cheaper for multiple computers.

F secure works well but is awkward to install and a bit unclear in informing you that it is current and working. I liked that ESET flagged windows updates (since I do not do them automatically).
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:38 pm

SuperSpy wrote:I've heard very good things about Microsoft Security Essentials. I haven't tried it yet, but I've heard it's pretty lightweight and unlike some of the incumbent AV companies, MS actually has it in their best interests to put a stop to malware in general.


I don't know about them having a vested interest. They sold Symtec years back didn't they. If they did why have they waited so long to put out a antivirus program. This seems more like PR damage control like their new software is malware or virus prone.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:02 pm

RAMBO wrote:I don't know about them having a vested interest. They sold Symtec years back didn't they. If they did why have they waited so long to put out a antivirus program. This seems more like PR damage control like their new software is malware or virus prone.

Microsoft never owned Symantec.

They've been creeping closer to having their own full-blown security solution for a while now -- they rolled out Windows Firewall back in the 2K/XP days, then Malicious Software Removal Tool, Windows Defender, and now MSE/Forefront.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:05 pm

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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:14 pm

tsoulier wrote:AVG

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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:29 pm

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tsoulier wrote:AVG

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Yup, I used to recommend it but now I just go with MSE. AVG got too bloated and intrusive for my tastes.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:43 pm

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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:57 pm

Free Avast in combination with As-Needed Malwarebytes usage has been all I've needed for the last two years. :)

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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:13 pm

just brew it! wrote:
RAMBO wrote:I don't know about them having a vested interest. They sold Symtec years back didn't they. If they did why have they waited so long to put out a antivirus program. This seems more like PR damage control like their new software is malware or virus prone.

Microsoft never owned Symantec.

They've been creeping closer to having their own full-blown security solution for a while now -- they rolled out Windows Firewall back in the 2K/XP days, then Malicious Software Removal Tool, Windows Defender, and now MSE/Forefront.


Out of Norton, Nod, MSE, and Kapersky who would you rate the best and how would you list them from 1 to 4? Do you think MSE will charge for their services in the future?
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:36 am

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:43 am

tsoulier wrote:
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tsoulier wrote:AVG

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Have you scanned your system with Malwarebytes and MSE ? No harm in one time scan right ? Let us know the results :wink:
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:45 am

thegleek wrote:McAfee VirusScan Enterprise


You kidding right ? That's even worst than AVG.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:52 am

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thegleek wrote:McAfee VirusScan Enterprise


You kidding right ? That's even worst than AVG.

Not kidding, why else would a "Fortune 200" corporation install it on 10's of thousands of computers?
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:59 am

thegleek wrote:
Jigar wrote:
thegleek wrote:McAfee VirusScan Enterprise


You kidding right ? That's even worst than AVG.

Not kidding, why else would a "Fortune 200" corporation install it on 10's of thousands of computers?


Because "managers" don't know any better.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:26 am

I prefer Microsoft Security Essentials. Been using it since it was a beta and haven't been disappointed.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:27 am

thegleek wrote:Not kidding, why else would a "Fortune 200" corporation install it on 10's of thousands of computers?

The willingness of a corporate IT department to do/buy/install something isn't necessarily an indication that it is a good idea. As far as being a "Fortune 200" company goes... meh. Enron ranked 7th (and Fortune named them "Most Innovative Company" for six years in a row) before they imploded.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:14 am

AVG until they updated to scan every link that popped up on Google search to verify if it was safe. Downloaded MSE and find it the least bloated of everything else out there that's free. I've been using it ever since.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:38 am

just brew it! wrote:
RAMBO wrote:I don't know about them having a vested interest. They sold Symtec years back didn't they. If they did why have they waited so long to put out a antivirus program. This seems more like PR damage control like their new software is malware or virus prone.

Microsoft never owned Symantec.

They've been creeping closer to having their own full-blown security solution for a while now -- they rolled out Windows Firewall back in the 2K/XP days, then Malicious Software Removal Tool, Windows Defender, and now MSE/Forefront.


Yes, I like the MS Forefront Endpoint. Has helped more than McAfee and Symantec when cleaning clients PC's.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:43 am

just brew it! wrote:The willingness of a corporate IT department to do/buy/install something isn't necessarily an indication that it is a good idea.

Ok, true. I'm just saying from when I started here years ago, they had CA e-Trust antivirus installed. Then we switched over to the mcAfee VirusScan Enterprise (which includes AntiSpyware, Host Intrusion Prevention). The only issue with it is that its quite a memory hog. But why care if you have 64bit OS with 8gigs ram min?
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:51 am

Anyone see any worth in paying for the full edition of Malwarebytes that runs in the background and actively checks for spyware, malware, etc?

I've been using the free edition but was just hit with a virus that MSE did not catch (which I was able to get rid of) and am wondering if perhaps Malwarebytes might have gotten it if it had been running.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:07 am

thegleek wrote:
just brew it! wrote:The willingness of a corporate IT department to do/buy/install something isn't necessarily an indication that it is a good idea.

Ok, true. I'm just saying from when I started here years ago, they had CA e-Trust antivirus installed. Then we switched over to the mcAfee VirusScan Enterprise (which includes AntiSpyware, Host Intrusion Prevention). The only issue with it is that its quite a memory hog. But why care if you have 64bit OS with 8gigs ram min?

In my experience, McAfee isn't just a memory pig; it also thrashes the hard drive and noticeably slows down access to files. Sometimes even to the point where accessing a large file over the network will time out. Totally unacceptable.

Maybe newer versions don't have these issues, but we've already moved on (switched to MS Forefront).
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:14 pm

WalkCMD wrote:Anyone see any worth in paying for the full edition of Malwarebytes that runs in the background and actively checks for spyware, malware, etc?

I've been using the free edition but was just hit with a virus that MSE did not catch (which I was able to get rid of) and am wondering if perhaps Malwarebytes might have gotten it if it had been running.



I have tried the full trial of malwarebytes in conjunction with M.S.E. and it did catch/block a few things before MSE noticed.

Although I was going to shady sites to test it. I think for most 'careful/smart' users MSE is enough, however for the less careful and the more people using the PC, the 25 bucks for Malwarebytes is probably money well spent.
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:24 pm

thegleek wrote:
Jigar wrote:
thegleek wrote:McAfee VirusScan Enterprise


You kidding right ? That's even worst than AVG.

Not kidding, why else would a "Fortune 200" corporation install it on 10's of thousands of computers?


Someone has gotten paid off or received some kick backs, like the GOP-LOL
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:33 pm

RAMBO wrote:Someone has gotten paid off or received some kick backs, like the GOP-LOL

Personally I'd replace "the GOP" with "Congress"... but let's not drag this too far into R&P territory, mmkay? :wink:
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Re: The best anti virus program

Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:40 pm

MS forefront is a business antivirus deal or something right? Its the only one that you have to pay for isn't it? MSE is free and Defender.
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