Best Free Antivirus? (off topic)

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jppmendes posted this 05 November 2008

in your opinion, the Best Free Antivirus?

Avast Home Edition, AVG Antivirus ?

... how-to & experience first ...

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bart.vdw posted this 05 November 2008

Do you want to use it in a corporate environment? I don't know any good
managed AV solution that is for free... And management of your AV solution
in a corporate environment is just a must from my point of view...

If it's for personal use, you can also check out ClamWin (SourceForge) at
http://www.clamwin.com
-Bart

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jppmendes posted this 05 November 2008

personal use... point of view..

2008/11/5 Bart Van den Wyngaert <bart.vdw@gmail.com>

> Do you want to use it in a corporate environment? I don't know any good
> managed AV solution that is for free... And management of your AV solution
> in a corporate environment is just a must from my point of view...
>
> If it's for personal use, you can also check out ClamWin (SourceForge) at
> http://www.clamwin.com
> -Bart

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ajax posted this 05 November 2008

For home use I have been using avg for many years now and I have nothing to complain about. As said for corporate management maybe you would need a different functionality set.


Martin Tuip
MVP Exchange

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RaviSabharanjakbarclaysglobalcom posted this 05 November 2008

In my opinion, if you don't run as an administrator and resist the
temptation to click on shiny objects on the internet, you can get away
with no anti-virus at all if you are up to speed on the security
hotfixes. Only applies to personal use, where you can be reasonably
sure about what the user will and will not do...



The OS does a pretty good job of protecting itself if you do not run
with admin rights.



-Ravi

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robertsingers posted this 05 November 2008

One of the Google freebies is a copy of Nortons that can be scheduled.

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kennedyjim posted this 06 November 2008

+1

3000 computers in a school district (K-12). No AV here. One virus on one machine that was taken home (staff with a laptop) in the 6 years I have been here. And that was back when we still had a few 98 machines, it did not get updated for Slammer.

However our perimeter defense is very strong, and everyone is behind a draconian web filter. That helps a lot.

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bdesmond posted this 06 November 2008

Doesn't help when someone plugs a device in to your network and you've got unpatched boxes.

--brian

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RaviSabharanjakbarclaysglobalcom posted this 06 November 2008

It does sound like a bit of a risky situation, especially given that it
is a educational setting where students might be bringing their own
machines into the network. I would consider whether the staff
workstations are isolated from the student accessible networks, whether
the servers are isolated from both and also how to detect / deal with an
infection if it is on the network.



The no-antivirus setup does not scale beyond personal use on a home
network. There are too many variables out of your control on a business
network.

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pbbergs posted this 06 November 2008

Exactly, the hard outer shell with the soft underbelly. It is a problem
waiting to happen.

Thanks

Paul
pbbergs@msn.com (IM)

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