Antivirus - CA E-trust or Avast?

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I've been seeing Avast taking a hit in these groups and I'm wondering
if E-trust is any CA's E-trust AV is any better?


I thought that Avast with all its shields prevents alot of malware and
trojans, which seem to be the major problem on the web today.


How about the CA E-trust firewall product?


I know that most are going to say that the best are NOD32 or Kaspersky, but
I have the option of getting E-trust and Avast quickly.  What's the better
of the two?

Re: Antivirus - CA E-trust or Avast?

I would recommend trying Avast! antivirus.
I've been using it for over a year and its been great!
It's also FREE!

avast! 4 Home Edition Download
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

I would also recommend installing the new Windows Defender
antispyware program.  It's also FREE!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx


--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

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"lalinda" wrote:

| I've been seeing Avast taking a hit in these groups and I'm wondering
| if E-trust is any CA's E-trust AV is any better?
|
|
| I thought that Avast with all its shields prevents alot of malware and
| trojans, which seem to be the major problem on the web today.
|
|
| How about the CA E-trust firewall product?
|
|
| I know that most are going to say that the best are NOD32 or Kaspersky, but
| I have the option of getting E-trust and Avast quickly.  What's the better
| of the two?



Re: Antivirus - CA E-trust or Avast?


| I would recommend trying Avast! antivirus.
| I've been using it for over a year and its been great!
| It's also FREE!
|
| avast! 4 Home Edition Download
| http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
|
| I would also recommend installing the new Windows Defender
| antispyware program.  It's also FREE!
| http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
|

But it took Avast two months to correct a False Postive declaration of VBS:Zulu
using Avast
on IE7 when accessing some Microsoft web pages.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
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I agree..  Avast! also does some spyware, and has the option to schedule
a boot scan at next reboot.  That can find a virus that normally shuts
down a/v software once Windows is running.

--
Joe   =o)

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I almost valued your opinion until I saw the last recommendation!  LOL!
I've yet to see Windows Defender actually find anything.  
Are they still updating the defs for the beta version?  I heard the final
version is only for XP and not for earlier OS's.  Am I mistaken?

Re: Antivirus - CA E-trust or Avast?

Windows Defender is designed for Windows XP, not older operating
systems.  It prevents spyware from being installed so you do not have
to find the spyware AFTER it is installed and compromised the security
of your computer.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

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"lalinda" wrote:

| I almost valued your opinion until I saw the last recommendation!  LOL!
| I've yet to see Windows Defender actually find anything.
| Are they still updating the defs for the beta version?  I heard the final
| version is only for XP and not for earlier OS's.  Am I mistaken?



Re: Antivirus - CA E-trust or Avast?

I used to run CA AV until I got Kaspersky for my own PC. It's OK, and i
run it on my dads PC cos he only got a Pentium 450 with 256Mb of RAM.
You can;t change many of the settings on CA AV but i was quite happy
with it for a year. The firewall is a rebadged ZONE ALARM.

No idea about AVAST, but if your PC will run it, just buy Kaspersky. It
really doesn;t cost very much, and is far easier than messing about with
the free crap....

from Alex.

On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 16:39:49 -0500, lalinda@yahoonospam.com wrote:

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Re: Antivirus - CA E-trust or Avast?


| I've been seeing Avast taking a hit in these groups and I'm wondering
| if E-trust is any CA's E-trust AV is any better?
|
| I thought that Avast with all its shields prevents alot of malware and
| trojans, which seem to be the major problem on the web today.
|
| How about the CA E-trust firewall product?
|
| I know that most are going to say that the best are NOD32 or Kaspersky, but
| I have the option of getting E-trust and Avast quickly.  What's the better
| of the two?

Kaspersky or NOD32 are suggested.
If you *must* use a free anti virus, rather than a paid for solution, Avira
AntiVir is
suggested.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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How is Avira doing in the magazine and site reviews in comparison to Avast,
AVG, Norton, and the leaders - NOD32 and Kaspersky?

Is there anyway to have two AV programs downloaded and installed with one
scanning and the other only opened and run when asked?  It seems that the
instant you open these programs (after removing their startup commands from
the registry), they throw a string back in there and move into startup
again.

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| How is Avira doing in the magazine and site reviews in comparison to Avast,
| AVG, Norton, and the leaders - NOD32 and Kaspersky?
|
| Is there anyway to have two AV programs downloaded and installed with one
| scanning and the other only opened and run when asked?  It seems that the
| instant you open these programs (after removing their startup commands from
| the registry), they throw a string back in there and move into startup
| again.

I don'r read reviews.  I just know it is better in *many* ways.

Having two fully installed anti virus products installed is contrindicated and
should NOT be
done.

You can have one fully installed AV software application installed performing
"On Access"
and "On Demand" scannning and othe "On Demand" scanners.

That is why I wrote the Multi AV Scanning Tool which provides four "On Demand"
and to virus
scanners...


Download MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/Multi_AV.exe

To use this utility, perform the following...
Execute; Multi_AV.exe { Note: You must use the default folder C:\AV-CLS }
Choose; Unzip
Choose; Close

Execute; C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT
{ or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS }

NOTE: You may have to disable your software FireWall or allow WGET.EXE to go
through your
FireWall to allow it to download the needed AV vendor related files.

C:\AV-CLS\StartMenu.BAT -- { or Double-click on 'Start Menu' in C:\AV-CLS}
This will bring up the initial menu of choices and should be executed in Normal
Mode.
This way all the components can be downloaded from each AV vendor's web site.
The choices are; Sophos, Trend, McAfee, Kaspersky, Exit this menu and Reboot the
PC.

You can choose to go to each menu item and just download the needed files or you
can
download the files and perform a scan in Normal Mode. Once you have downloaded
the files
needed for each scanner you want to use, you should reboot the PC into Safe Mode
[F8 key
during boot] and re-run the menu again and choose which scanner you want to run
in Safe
Mode.  It is suggested to run the scanners in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode.

When the menu is displayed hitting 'H' or 'h' will bring up a more comprehensive
PDF help
file.  http://www.ik-cs.com/multi-av.htm

Additional Instructions:
http://pcdid.com/Multi_AV.htm


* * *   Please report back your results  * * *



--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



Re: Antivirus - CA E-trust or Avast?

In alt.comp.anti-virus, lalinda@yahoonospam.com wrote:

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Truth be told, if you use modern, secure software (OS, mail, news,
browser, firewall) and practice safe hex, you don't need any of those
other programs.

--
   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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to be safe you should always use an anti-virus program.
all it takes is one mistake to cause problems.
etrust is my only experience with CA and i liked it but it did have
some problems scanning large numbers of files. but this was about a
year and a half ago since i used it so i can not say about the latest
versions.


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