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Re: AVG Sucks.
on a mail server it's not really any help, but on the client side the
on-access scanner will detect the virus when the email program accesses
the email carrying the malware... there's no sense in 'clean'ing
so-called infected mail since mail cannot be infected... it is simply a
container and in the case of an email worm the container holds the email
worm... you recover from that state by deleting the email in question...
"they threw a rope around yer neck to watch you dance the jig of death
then left ya for the starvin' crows, hoverin' like hungry whores
one flew down plucked out yer eye, the other he had in his sights
ya snarled at him, said leave me be - i need the bugger so i can see"
Re: AVG Sucks.
NAV used a proxy server and would prevent infected E-mail from being
D/L. I would receive a message telling me how many E-mails were blocked
or cleaned. This worked well a few years ago when we were getting hit
with mass E-mail attacks before ISPs took control. That's the reason I
kept NAV on my E-mail PC until I switched to NOD32 last fall.
BTW, I've only had 2 viruses since I started using PC in 1994. In 1995,
2 weeks after MS announced Macro Viruses, I found that I was infected
with 2 of them. That's when I got interested in AV. I had MSAV, Central
Point AV, NAV and McAfees running on Win3.x and none of them detected
the new Macro Viruses. I switched to Dr. Solomons and used it as my
mainline defense until the bitter end.
My AV software has blocked a lot of viruses but mostly on floppies in
the past. For a few years, one of my client's was always sending me
Macro infected Excel files. They used Norton Enterprise Edition and she
was always getting something.
Most of the problems that I've encountered in the past 5 years have been
non-viral malware attacks. Some of which were fixed with MS updates and
others with SpyBot and AdAware. NOD32 has done a very good job of
alerting me when I encounter some malware on the net.