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I installed Panda on one of our older (386) computers at work and it tripled
boot time!!! I reinstalled AVG immediately and all is well.
Since AVG is not free, I need a substitue asap. Which is better for an OLDER
machine (besides AVG)?  -CA, Kasperski, or F-Protect????
I need a low resource AV. :-)



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'Pete' wrote:
|I installed Panda on one of our older (386) computers at work and it
tripled
| boot time!!! I reinstalled AVG immediately and all is well.
| Since AVG is not free, I need a substitue asap. Which is better for an
OLDER
| machine (besides AVG)?  -CA, Kasperski, or F-Protect????
| I need a low resource AV. :-)
|
_____

A 386 CPU computer is not an 'older' computer, it is an obsolete computer.

Is the 386 CPU computer connected to a network or the Internet?  What is the
operating system?  What are the system resources?

Phil Weldon

|I installed Panda on one of our older (386) computers at work and it
tripled
| boot time!!! I reinstalled AVG immediately and all is well.
| Since AVG is not free, I need a substitue asap. Which is better for an
OLDER
| machine (besides AVG)?  -CA, Kasperski, or F-Protect????
| I need a low resource AV. :-)
|
|



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Yes, it has a high speed Internet connection. It runs 98se. With AVG it runs
quite well, thank you.
AVG is much more expensive on eBay, so I'm not going to use it.



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'Pete' wrote:
| Yes, it has a high speed Internet connection. It runs 98se. With AVG it
runs
| quite well, thank you.
| AVG is much more expensive on eBay, so I'm not going to use it.
_____

Well, my brother says the same thing, but at least he has a Celeron 667
along with Windows 98.  As 'Todd H.' posted, nod32 has choices for low
resource operation (if you have the hard drive space to spare for the
installation.

Tripled boot time with Panda you could live with if normal operation is
adequate.

Phil Weldon


|
| > 'Pete' wrote:
| > |I installed Panda on one of our older (386) computers at work and it
| > tripled
| > | boot time!!! I reinstalled AVG immediately and all is well.
| > | Since AVG is not free, I need a substitue asap. Which is better for an
| > OLDER
| > | machine (besides AVG)?  -CA, Kasperski, or F-Protect????
| > | I need a low resource AV. :-)
| > |
| > _____
| >
| > A 386 CPU computer is not an 'older' computer, it is an obsolete
computer.
| >
| > Is the 386 CPU computer connected to a network or the Internet?  What is
| > the
| > operating system?  What are the system resources?
| >
| > Phil Weldon
| >
| > |I installed Panda on one of our older (386) computers at work and it
| > tripled
| > | boot time!!! I reinstalled AVG immediately and all is well.
| > | Since AVG is not free, I need a substitue asap. Which is better for an
| > OLDER
| > | machine (besides AVG)?  -CA, Kasperski, or F-Protect????
| > | I need a low resource AV. :-)
| > |
| > |
| >
| Yes, it has a high speed Internet connection. It runs 98se. With AVG it
runs
| quite well, thank you.
| AVG is much more expensive on eBay, so I'm not going to use it.
|
|



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Tripled boot time is not all there is. Every program runs like that.
Panda is junk-ware in my opinion.

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nod32 from eset.
http://www.eset.com/products/windows.php


--
Todd H.
http://www.toddh.net /

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Oh they also have this depending on what OS yer runnin
        http://www.eset.com/products/win9x.php



--
Todd H.
http://www.toddh.net /

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www.avira.com

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Pete was zeer hard aan het denken :
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AVG Anti-Virus Free?
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

--
Groeten van WedFr(e) te A.
http://www.zlsm.nl /



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Not for a small business it's not. Besides, I need anti spyware and firewall
too.



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So what if you hibernate instead of shutdown?  If Panda isn't
affecting use of your computer after the bootup process, then don't
keep shutting down to then have to bootup.  Hibnerate instead.

Check with your ISP.  Some provide their customers with free versions
of commercial anti-virus, firewall, and other software while those
users remain their customers.

I haven't used AntiVir long enough to recommend it but be aware that
it is now adware after Avira got their hands on it (you get popup ads
telling you of their glorious premium paid version which show up when
it gets new definitions which, if the product is any good, should be
almost every day or two).  Could be a great free AV program but I
won't abide with any adware on my computer.

Microsoft has an agreement with CA to provide a 1-year free trial of
their Etrust EzAntiVirus.  Very light on resources but also light on
configuration choices (which might not be a negative for many users).
http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft .  However, I would recommend
disabling its e-mail scanning (which is often the recommendation for
many other AV products as well, like McAfee and AVG).  E-mail scanning
is just duplicated protection, anyway.  Whether a Microsoft version of
RAV that they bought from GeCAD ever sees the light of day is unknown
(that acquisition was 3 years ago).  Microsoft is partnering with CA
to provide this AV software in the meantime.

"Since AVG is not free, I need a substitue asap."  So, was Panda free?
You really didn't say you needed a freebie product.  If the host is
truly a business computer, why are you looking for freebies?  I'll use
an AV freebie at home but not on my work computer.


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It doesn't put adware on your computer, it shows a single window when
update is complete which is closed with a single mouse click. A very
small price to pay for a free product.
Dave Cohen

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Dave Cohen wrote:

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avast! is good as well, and that doesn't show any ads at all...
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 Lars-Erik  -  http://home.chello.no/~larse/ -  ICQ 7297605

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Lars-Erik ěsterud wrote:
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Avast is good, I switched from that. Avira seems to put a little less
load on machine.
Dave Cohen

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Yes, that is right. Avast! has a pop up that confirms the new
definitions. But there is no advertising. The good will generated by
the free product is all the promotion they need.

http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

--
James E. Morrow
 Email to: jamesemorrow@email.com

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James E. Morrow wrote:

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The way avast! tells about updates is one of the things I like :-)
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 Lars-Erik  -  http://home.chello.no/~larse/ -  ICQ 7297605

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Doesn't matter if it uses a banner or pops open windows or interleaves
ads with update info.  It's an ad.  That makes it adware.  It doesn't
put *other* adware on your computer.  It *is* adware.  As you say, if
you want a free product AND you are willing to put up with the repeat
ad (rather than find other free alternatives with NO ads) then go for
it.  There are other choices so it's just stupid marketing to
deliberately sour the experience with advertisements.  With users
trying to get rid of pestware, of which adware in included, they
usually don't want to include a "solution" which itself exhibits
attributes of adware.

If you personally don't like the term adware applied to your choice
for an AV product then call it promotionalware.  I don't usually
bother with euphemisms.  The definition at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adware is pretty simple to understand.
Imagine if every piece of software, free or paid, shoved yet another
window on your screen.  Well, it's only just one screen, multiplied by
every program that figured it should shove one in your face.  The same
marketing "logic" and lack of courtesy would quickly render your
computer unusable.  I certainly wouldn't want my screen raped by
dozens and dozens of popup windows for all my freeware or paid
programs, so why would I even want a nuisance window for any one of
them?  Not-so-bad is still bad.

By the way, Pete, if you read the other thread in which I asked about
Avira AntiVir now being adware, there is mention of how to eliminate
their ad-laden "info" popup window.


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