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My girlfriend needs an antivirus suite for her laptop and we need
something good, but not Norton antivirus (we have both had nothing but
bad experiences with it). In any case, any good recommendations, price
isn't too much of an issue but something relatively cheap would be
nice, thanks.


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On 20 Aug 2006 17:54:22 -0700, omicron91@gmail.com wrote:

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Here's a free av which uses the Kaspersky v6 scan engine:

http://www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/index.adp ?

It lacks the proactive defense and the web protection modules
of the version 6 Kaspersky product, but it's quite good and
effective. Just don't opt for the toolbar during installation.

See my web site for a Kaspersky product link.

Art
http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg





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Art wrote:

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Thanks a bunch! I appreciate it!


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Art wrote:

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This looks almost too good to be true. Perhaps it is...

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9002564


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I've not been able to discover any problems resulting from installing
and using the AVS product. If more spam is directed my way, I'm
not seeing it, perhaps because my ISP filters it. There is no
detectable spyware installed. The notion that it's actually some sort
of undetectable rootkit is pretty far fetched, IMO. It uninstalls/
reinstalls easily and cleanly on my Win 2K machine. You can't say
that about Norton and McAfee which are the actual "too good to
be true" products which have caused users much grief :)

I saw nothing new or of any substance in that magazine article.

Art
http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg

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Art wrote:
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>http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9002564
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more than far fetched, it's not what the article is actually saying...
the comparison to the sony rootkit is not because it contains a rootkit
but because it contains a flaw that could be abused by malware just as
the sony rootkit was able to be abused by malware...

but from my reading of the article, that and the EULA are the only
things that are bad about it...


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I didn't say that the article claimed AVS is a rootkit. It claims
there is a potential problem with the toolbar option. I've been
continually warning people to not opt for the toolbar during
installation.

In bringing up the Sony issue, the article is scaring people
unnecessarily, IMO. People will make the connection/association
 to rootkits. That's the issue I addressed ... the implications of
the article ... not what it actually claimed.

Art

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Art wrote:
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sorry, i didn't and still don't see that implication... if one reads
the article carelessly one could easily come away with that notion, but
that doesn't really have anything to do with the article...

anyways, this disagreement seems to be about the nature of implication
so i'm sure you'll think it pointless... i know what you mean in the
text above, i just think there's a difference between an aticle
implying something and people reading too much into the article...


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Art wrote:

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I rather doubt Kaspersky would risk damaging its reputation by allowing
AOL to license its program, without knowing exactly how it will be
offered. Just because it's offered through AOL doesn't mean it's
embedded with rootkits.

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Dear Art,

 Back in September of 2005 you posted a message in alt.comp.freeware
that explained how to use Kaspersky to scan on demand using mwave.exe
,  wget.exe  , and a batch file to update the virus definitions that
contained the lines:

wget -N ftp://updates1.kaspersky-labs.com/updates_x /*.avc
wget -N ftp://updates1.kaspersky-labs.com/updates_x/avp .*

I am just wondering whether you would kindly explain the difference
between this 9/05 method and the AOL method you mentioned in your
recent post.

C'ya,

Ben



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AOL's AVS is a reduced capability version 6 KAV. It has strings
attached to it which you can read in the EULA.

What you're referring to is now out-dated. Microworld's MWAV
offering hasn't been freeware in ages, and the license expired on the
former free version.

Insofar as alternatives go, I've had my KAVDOSNT set of programs
and utils for KAVDOS32 up at my web site for some time now.

However, the new AOL AVS is actually the best choice, IMO, for
anyone looking for a free Kaspersky scanner ... in spite of the
attached strings. Just don't opt for the toolbar during installation.

Art
http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg

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AVG AntiVirus Free Edition
http://free.grisoft.com /

I've been using it for years - with great success.

Donny Broome
www.broomeman.com/tech



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I have AVG free but occasionally scan with Kaspersky's
online scanner it did find a dialler hidden in system restore
which AVG and some spyware programs didn't. I'm
tempted by this Virus Shield program.
 



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On 20 Aug 2006 17:54:22 -0700, omicron91@gmail.com wrote:

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Sept 2006 Consumer Reports, page 27, recommends Zone Alarm Internet
Security Suite for the best all-around protection.

So, I purchased ZA suite for our laptop on eBay.

Happy with it - "seems" much faster than Norton Internet Security.
For example, updates are rapid.  ZA suite also has anti-phishing and
Instant Messenger screening.

Also have the Kaspersky Internet Security suite on our main computer.
Happy with KIS as well; however, (very subjective) ZA seems easier for
me to use.

Regards, Gary



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omicron91@gmail.com  wrote:

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NOD32.  Without a doubt. Quick, small footprint and reliable. Not free but the
home
version is reasonably priced

http://www.eset.com /

or

http://www.nod32uk.com/

in the UK

hope this helps

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Andrew Sayers

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I would say the best anti virus would be Grisoft AVG Anti Virus For
Free!




John Boe
www.azapoker.com


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Avast by Alwil does rather well for that same price too.

I've been most impressed by nod32 however.  

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Todd H.
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On 29 Sep 2006 00:50:25 -0500, Todd H. wrote:

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The best one is AntiVir, then AVAST, then AVG.  AOL AVS is the newcomer
with a kaspersky engine that is supposed to top 'em all...I can't load it.
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I wouldn't trust AOL as far as I can throw it!

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