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Re: best current anti virus software?


Shane wrote:
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Shane, for sure I don't have any vested interest on Symantec in the
same way  Pizza hut had for Pepsi.
I have used Norton anti virus first then moved to Norton Internet
Security but so far had never  caused me any problem.
If ain't broken WHY FIX IT?

Unless you people had vested interest on other branded AV then it would
make sense to me..
I don't understand what logic are you trying to point out but if a
certain product works for me then why should I keep up with the Joneses
and shift to other AV....?


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Roy wrote:
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You said you think Norton has better quality control. It doesn't. It's not a
matter of opinion, it's widely recognised among those who research the
subject. Norton is bloody abominable. So it works for you...fine. But
Symantec have a bad, bad name and for a reason. You should be able to
understand that if you make a suggestion that, say, 99% of AV researchers
disagree vehemently with, you'll get the kind of response I gave. I wouldn't
even consider saying to you "Carry on using NAV if you want" as I don't see
I have any right whatsoever to tell you what you can or cannot do. I'm
simply responding to an assertion you made. Hopefully I was forthright but
balanced.

Shane



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Noel Paton wrote
(Check the name of the tested AV, if it's Norton it *may* be
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Its Symantec.....its corporate I presume as   I did not buy it but my
employer did  BTW it never caused any problem with other users I
know...

Shane wrote..
But, if one study shows Norton doing better on FPing than rival AV,
that's
just one study and a person would be a fool to base a decision on that.

Shane  I think  you are a PARANOID person...its time to consult a
psychiatrist !


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Roy wrote:
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Go fuck a duck, Roy.

Shane



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Shane wrote:
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You cretin.


Shane



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You really are going nuts!
Shane wrote:

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Learn English you stupid cunt.

Roy wrote:
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How about you learning some Mandarin for a change?
Shane wrote:
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I think you must be PARANOID Roy.

Oh, sorry. I mean, I think you don't know what PARANOID means, Roy. Hey,
have some chocolate, you'll feel better you retard!

That's all, mush. If there's any more it'll be face to face.

Shane


Roy wrote:
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LOL!
SILLY SHANE thinks he knows english but does not even understand the
word paranoid..
I was right then  that some form  malware  have pickled  your brains.!

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No Philly Steak for you!!!  ROFLMAO

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Corporate
that.

Shane is pretty right on about the corporate version of NAV and there's
no need for personal attacks because someone has a different opinion.

Symantec Corporate Edition is a much leaner application than the home
user version of NAV. Just because you haven't experienced problems with
NAV at your place of employment doesn't mean that it's the same for
everyone else.

Over the past 5 years I've been affiliated with 2 different companies
who use Symantec Corporate Edition. One, a small company with about
10-12 users frequently Emailed me Excel files infected with macro
viruses plus about 3-4 times a year their whole system got hosed with
the latest virus that was going around at the time. The viruses were the
mostly the result of users opening attachments in OE but NAV didn't
catch the problems in time to avoid problems.

My current company has over 100 users and runs a combination of a
Windows network running off of a Unix server. Periodically the Windows
based software has been attacked by viruses causing much havoc. We're
going from AIX Unix to Windows Server 2003 and our IT guy installed
Symantec 10.0 on the new server. All of the other PCs were running 9.0.
The update knocked all of the other PCs of the LAN and he had to go back
to 9.0!

So much for Symantec's great testing!

I use Act!, WinFax Pro, Norton Utilities and Ghost plus I've used just
about every version of NAV from 2.0 to 2002. Most of the modern threats
and malware attacks that I've run into have come while using NAV as my
full time scanner - about 6 issues over a 3 year period. Other programs
probably would have protected me more effectively.

There are far better programs to protect your system than NAV or McAfee
for that matter.

Chas.



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Did you try to Symantec NIS 2005 and 2006?
I think you are only familiar with the earlier version.
BTW, I think its not right to generalize that Symantec is crappy as my
experience with this AV software is contrary to what most people claims
here...

Anyway
Nothing is perfect among these products...
In the past I have used McAffee, and Norman and from my experience were
inferior if compared with the Symantec versions...
BTW I think it was Noel Paton who mentioned the corporate edition
Not that silly guy Shane...

I waa wondering if a trojan that have escaped his vigilant anti malware
crusade have instead corrupted the file system of his brain..<g>

Regarding alternative AV unless I had a bad experience with Symantec I
will not change;;

If ain't broken... why fix it?

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The only axe I have to grind against Norton is that it brings more business
to the NG's I frequent than any other piece of software (Windows not
necessarily excluded!)

I used to use it - and learned quickly about its severe problems with my own
OS (Win ME), and Symantec's absolute refusal to consider that they may have
done something wrong.

They care nothing for their clients - and less about truth. Bottom line is
all - and they're not that picky about how they achieve it.
They PAY OEM's to install their trials on the machines you  buy - on the
basis that a large minority will be suckered into simply renewing their
subscription on the trial's expiry.... and again, and again....
They don't support customers unless the credit card is produced first (at
least, AIUI - never been in that unfortunate position)

Their Corporate AV is actually pretty good - and a LOT less intrusive and
invasive than the Retail crap they foist on people in the stores.
Unfortunately the magazine when they test these things seem to think that
they are the same beast, and play with the corporate edition, as a rule. -
many of the website 'experts' also fall into this trap - or don't disclose
what they test. (Check the name of the tested AV, if it's Norton it *may* be
the Retail version, if it's Symantec, then it's *probably* the Corporate
edition).


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.crashfixpc.com/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
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system

Well put!  If Symantec put as much effort into making sure that their
products worked better as they do in making sure that copies are
legitimate then I wouldn't hold their newer products in such disregard.
For example, constant updates of LiveReg.

I've used just about every version of NAV from 2.0 up to 2002 and tried
2003 & 2004. With NAV 2003 Symantec started a new  program verification
scheme that added nothing to functionality except bloatware. I went back
to 2002 which I found was being continually updated with the functional
improvements added in the later versions without the garbage.

I'm running NOD32 on my PCs that connect to the net and F-Prot on the
others just to have some protection against something on my network. I'd
run NOD32 on all of them but their licensing is a little steep for
multiple users.

Chas.



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On 15 Jun 2006 18:32:34 -0700, aaronep@pacbell.net wrote:

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Guy is a clown.  Answer to EVERY problem is either some nonsense he
makes up or to buy a product from one of his sponsors.  When he
formerly took 3 hours of calls at KFI, he made so many mistakes that
somebody even created a webpage mentioning everything that  was wrong.
Of course, there some items even that website missed as Levy repeats
the same junk so many times that people start to believe it as the
truth.

http://home.earthlink.net/~duneboy79/tjlgw.html


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It is not so much that he disses Norton.  Instead, he just whores for
another sponsor: Anti-CyberCrime.  Now is this Anti-CyberCrime any
good?  Who knows, but I bet if I paid him enough he would promote
another AV.

http://www.secureresolutions.com/solutions/rav4.aspx


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I would not trust anything from the mouth of Levy.  Give me at least 1
INDEPENDENT source.  

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