CA & MS AV

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I have been using CA's AV product since the days when Cheyenne owned
it.

This latest version, 8, is not making the grade.

I had reviewed AV a while back and was about to make the switch to RAV
when Microsoft bought them and sales were closed.

One thing I really liked about RAV was that it could scan inside any
PST file regardless of if I had it configured in Outlook or not.  All
the other products used MAPI apparently to scan inside of PST files.
RAV gave me the ability to scan inside every one of my users PST files
for viruses and clean them up.

Does Microsoft OneLive (AV) have this feature as well?   Is this RAV
with a different interface?


Re: CA & MS AV


| I have been using CA's AV product since the days when Cheyenne owned
| it.
|
| This latest version, 8, is not making the grade.
|
| I had reviewed AV a while back and was about to make the switch to RAV
| when Microsoft bought them and sales were closed.
|
| One thing I really liked about RAV was that it could scan inside any
| PST file regardless of if I had it configured in Outlook or not.  All
| the other products used MAPI apparently to scan inside of PST files.
| RAV gave me the ability to scan inside every one of my users PST files
| for viruses and clean them up.
|
| Does Microsoft OneLive (AV) have this feature as well?   Is this RAV
| with a different interface?

Microsoft's anti virus offereings fall below AV standards.

I strongly suggest Kaspersky or NOD32.

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



Re: CA & MS AV

I've downloaded both and played with them.  I like Kaspersky because it
scans NNTP, .PST files on remote servers (though can't cure) and
detects trojans in WMV and other image files that no one else does (not
even Nod32.)  I like the proactive defense options.

Nod32 detected things than CA, Microsoft, and Norton did not detect.
Not false positives.  More media file trojans.  And Nod32 apparently
has lower resource use, which is very important.   It does not scan
NNTP traffic, nor does it have various features Kaspersky has.  Nod32
would get the NNTP traffic at the disk IO hooks.

Decisions decisions.


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