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I need something that does antivirus really well.  I'm not looking for
firewalls (got a hardware firewall), I'm not looking for internet
security.  I'm just looking for AV.  I want an AV scanner that is as
light on the machine as possible.  I also want the AV scanner to have
email scanning (active email scanning at the ports level like norton).

recommendations?


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alex  typed:
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Incoming email scanning is USELESS!

If an email has a virus or worm attachment then the anti virus application
will alert you of the fact when you try to open ir.

AVG Free or Avast are good anti virus applications.





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Might be useful against exploit based worms or trojans depending on how it
is implemented.

...mostly useless though. :))  And worse when the AV itself provides that exploit
vector. There are better ways to guard against exploit code like with some of the
firewall-like applications' (IDS)



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On Sat, 03 Jun 2006 10:18:19 -0600, alex <alex sparsky> wrote:

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KAV 6.0

Art
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Haven't tried KAV 6, but if it's anything like KAV 5 - GREAT AV properties,
but is not a 'lean' AV

I moved from KAV to NOD32

Clive



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Ah! That's your problem :)

Art
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So does KAV 6 use less system resources than KAV 5?

Clive
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Yep. Kaspersky has made big improvements in that area and others.
Try a trial and see for yourself.

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


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KAV 6 seems to an excellent scanner but it is still buggy. Nod32 is
light and mature. After a couple of months KAV is certainly one of the
best.

Jari

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On Sun, 04 Jun 2006 21:10:47 +0300, Jari Lehtonen


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I've been through several Betas plus the final and I've never found
any bugs at all. It's really sweet.

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


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alex wrote:
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take a look at NOD32, leaves the smallest footprint...

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alex wrote:
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Nod32!

--
Sir_George




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"alex" <alex sparsky> wrote in message
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NOD32

Duane :)




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alex wrote:
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I have been very happy with NOD32.

Good luck, jimbo

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"alex" <alex sparsky> wrote in message
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NOD32 is my favorite. It's easy on resources, fast and has frequent,
painless updates. I've been using it for 2 years now and no problems.

I use F-Prot as a backup on demand scanner and also as my main AV on
several non critical PCs that I rarely connect to the internet. You can
install F-Prot on up to 5 PCs with the basic license.

Some folks like AVG and/or avast!. I loaded AVG and avast! on a test PC
but I don't like their user interfaces and other annoyances.

Chas.



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I used AVG for years and never had a problem.  I heard a lot of talk about
kaspersky and so I'm trying it now. In the initial scan it picked up a lot
of stuff that AVG didn't. (I don't think any of the stuff was harmful but it
found it none the less.)  I wonder if I should also take a look at NOD32?



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I installed AVG and avast! on a test PC. There were features of both
that I didn't care for. Although they are both highly rated, I don't
like the GUI of either one of them.

I do a lot of research on the internet looking for info on materials
technology for my work. I frequently get sent to malware sites by bad
links on sites that I've visited. I use Win98SE on my main PC and have
kept it updated. I run IE 5.01 SP2 and the latest Firefox.

I prefer Win98SE because it's in MY OPINION easier to fix when I do have
problems. In worst case scenario I can restore from a frequent cloned
backup with either Ghost or Acronis True Image. I connect to the net via
cable and run through a hardware router firewall.

I've been considering going to Linux but I need to use IE for a lot of
the sites I visit to access technical info I'm looking for. I also need
to have Java enabled. I realize that this is risky but when I have
someone on the phone waiting for a technical answer, I have to take
chances.

NOD32 has been very effective in blocking a lot of attempts to DL
malware on to my system, something I never had with other AV programs
that I've used or tried in the last few years (Norton, F-Prot, older
versions of Kaspersky and so on).

I really like the way NOD32 works.

Chas.



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* * Chas wrote:

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Don't like the Avast! GUI?  <g>  Change it.
http://www.avast.com/eng/skins.html

I like "Lite-On" or "Flat'n'Simple."

--
   -bts
   -Warning: I brake for lawn deer

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What about your choice of Linux plus VMware or some other
virtualization software? Just a suggestion.

Cheers,

Pekka de G.

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