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Hello,

colleague of mine, who is an insurance agent, asked me about free for
business users antiviruses, antimalwares and firewalls. Up to now, I was
able to find only "Comodo Internet Security" suite, which is explicitly
  free (see their FAQ):
http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php

How good is Comodo's antivirus? Are there any other good antiviruses,
which would be free for business usage?

Thanks,

VI

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I have an online malware scanner that's up if you want to try it out.

http://www.tot-ltd.org/TT-Livescan.rar

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Thanks, but no thanks. We need a free (for business) application from a
known/trusted producer.

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Vadim Igorev wrote:
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Hello Vadim:

It would be best to know the full & detailed version of OS to make a
firewall recommendation.  In general, an OS lesser than any version of
XP might benefit from a personal firewall.  However, with all recent
and updated versions of XP and above, a personal firewall may not be
required and perhaps even less so with any version of Vista.

Without reservation, Avira AntiVir Personal is best in breed for AV
protection.  However, I hope you and your colleague aren't neglecting
the real, present and ever growing spyware threats that most antivirus
applications do not address.

--
1PW

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1PW wrote:
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Win XP SP3 32-bit all the way. We will resist switch to Vista/W7 for as
long as we can.

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Very interesting, so the default firewall in XP is enough for majority
of users?

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I used Avira in the past personally and liked it, the problem is my
colleague is just starting his own business after losing his previous
job at a larger investment company, so even $50 are good to save up in
his current situation. What we look for are legally free business
applications. Concerning antispyware what I'm using for many years
already is the Spybot, which is business freeware too:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/license/index.html
(works very well, automatically populating the Hosts files with fresh
scammers IPs)


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Vadim Igorev wrote:
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...as will a few million others I suspect.

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Yes.  In association with a NAT router, the firewall within XP is
adequate.

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Although Spybot-S&D is still viable, it has lost some of its sheen in
the last year or so.  Several good sources for the HOSTS file can be
had.  I prefer <http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm these days.

You may wish to look at MBAM/SAS for somewhat better antispyware
protection:

   <http://www.malwarebytes.org/ also with active IP blocking
   <http://www.superantispyware.com/

--
1PW

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1PW wrote:

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Thank you for great suggestion, I have already updated my home machine
with this new Hosts list.

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| Hello,

| colleague of mine, who is an insurance agent, asked me about free for
| business users antiviruses, antimalwares and firewalls. Up to now, I was
| able to find only "Comodo Internet Security" suite, which is explicitly
|   free (see their FAQ):
| http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php

| How good is Comodo's antivirus? Are there any other good antiviruses,
| which would be free for business usage?

| Thanks,

| VI

I think you'll find the *best* free anti virus applications are for personal,
not for
business use.

COMODO isn't bad but it isn't the best.  If is free for business use and it's
better than
nothing.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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David H. Lipman wrote:

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Up to now it is somewhat better than MoonSecure on my test machine -
does not crash at all (MoonSecure apparently crashes too often
unfortunately).


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I hope not.



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FromTheRafters wrote:
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And I am inspired, got change and have hope named, not what you thought,
but "MoonSecure":

http://www.moonsecure.com /
http://sourceforge.net/projects/moonav /

(not only it is free for business, but GPLd too)



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In my opinion, businesses, whos data is considered to be of real value,
should be willing to pay for the work involved in keeping up with the
constantly changing malware environment. It is nice that some of the
vendors of these products offer free versions so mom and pop can
"protect" their own valuable (home) data, but there is a lot of work
involved in keeping up with current malware and I think those involved
in that work should be paid for their efforts.

You probably are willing to pay for business insurance that possibly (if
you're lucky) gives no return whatsoever - why not pay for AV or AM and
allow malware researchers to feed their families?




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FromTheRafters wrote:

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I agree, but I all I want is diversity - let there be very good
commercial applications and let there be reasonably good free ones.

Again, following your logics - is it somewhat misanthropic in using Mac
OS X and Linux in business environment? Because it is "MS Windows +
Viruses + Antiviruses" ecosystem, which allows malware researches to
feed their families?


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LOL :oD

Not at all, no matter what the "masses" prefer as an OS - the families
will still eat.

It is not so much the OS security as it is the choice of applications
the users choose to execute, that puts food on the table.



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