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Hi

When we updated MacAfee antivirus from Enterprise v8 to v8.5 (about a
year ago)
our msWindows Server 2003 suddenly started running MUCH slower.

The trouble is that when we did the reboot there were various other
patches etc that got installed at the same time. So now we dont
really know what is causing the problem.

We have now tried install AVG Antivirus on the server instead.
We think it runs a fraction faster and is a fraction cheaper but we
are unsure.
Both seem to catch most viruses OK as far as we can see.

Anyone else done a back to back trial of the two?

with thanks


Ship
Shiperton Henethe




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ship wrote:

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Honestly, I'd recommend (at some point) looking into a better
alternative.  Linux, FreeBSD or Mac OSX.  Some OS where you don't have
to worry about scanning for viruses.  I'm not Windows bashing here, I'm
just saying that it's nice to not worry about viruses.

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On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 10:00:01 -0700, Nathan Keel wrote:


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Even when I run Windows
I don't 'worry' about viruses.


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Basic wrote:
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Is the "Basic" an alias for Alfred E. Newman?  :-)  If your Windows
"sees" the Internet, you should be afraid.  Be very afraid...

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1PW

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On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 18:23:55 -0700, 1PW wrote:


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It was an initial temp config title, now corrected.

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Looking right down the barrel with eyes wide open

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Fearless is me ;-)

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Toxic wrote:
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I know this bridge in NYC that stretches across the East River.

I gotta sweet little deal for you.  :-)


OK - Why don't you fear malware infestation?

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1PW

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On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 19:32:21 -0700, 1PW wrote:


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Same reason I don't 'fear' dog shit on the sidewalk,
I take care to watch my step.
If you fear something that you have to exercise personal deliberation or
carelessness to be affected by, then maybe you don't trust yourself?

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Toxic wrote:
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The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

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On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 01:03:15 -0700, 1PW wrote:


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Well I guess it'll be an easy ride and I'll have a hell of a time when I
arrive, but for sure won't be arsed over the possibility of some malware
trying to kill my buzz.

It's amusing to see the upstanding pillars of the community show up in
these forums with an infected, worm ridden system that could have only
come from asta or fosi (maybe not fosi) or somewhere they would never
admit to having been clicking around, and even go as far as laying off
the blame on some lame preamble like; "my friend has this problem" etc.

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Toxic wrote:
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Though their browser are one way, other attack vectors exist in all
systems.  Perhaps that's the best reason to be prepared.

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1PW

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On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 04:01:55 -0700, 1PW wrote:


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I am!


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| Hi

| When we updated MacAfee antivirus from Enterprise v8 to v8.5 (about a
| year ago)
| our msWindows Server 2003 suddenly started running MUCH slower.

| The trouble is that when we did the reboot there were various other
| patches etc that got installed at the same time. So now we dont
| really know what is causing the problem.

| We have now tried install AVG Antivirus on the server instead.
| We think it runs a fraction faster and is a fraction cheaper but we
| are unsure.
| Both seem to catch most viruses OK as far as we can see.

| Anyone else done a back to back trial of the two?

| with thanks


| Ship
| Shiperton Henethe



I have never noticed a speed difference between Enterprise v7.x, v8.0i and v8.5i.

I have v8.7i and I'll have to give that a shot.

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



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Sorry no ... but if the two look similar then I'd be inclined to go for AVG
simply as a way of showing support to the company because they support so
many people by giving free anti-virus for personal use.
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Brian Cryer
www.cryer.co.uk/brian


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Avg run faster but macafee is quite good in terms of protecting your pc
from viruses


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ship wrote:
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I really have no knowledge of either product. I do know after I
installed McAfee, (comes free for Comcast.net subscribers), my Task
Manager window DOUBLED in size. No less than half the processes
running were McAfee stuff. What I do know about McAfee is: it is a
resource HOG.

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| I really have no knowledge of either product.


Then don't comment !

| I do know after I
| installed McAfee, (comes free for Comcast.net subscribers), my Task
| Manager window DOUBLED in size. No less than half the processes
| running were McAfee
| stuff. What I do know about McAfee is: it is a
| resource HOG.

You are talking about the Retail version.  This concerns the Enterprise version.
 The
Retail and Enterprise products are as different as night and day.


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



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On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:40:24 -0400, David H. Lipman wrote:

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Maybe Ed is as obsessive as you are about commenting,
even if it's irrelevant, off topic, or argumentative?

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| On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:40:24 -0400, David H. Lipman wrote:



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| Maybe Ed is as obsessive as you are about commenting,
| even if it's irrelevant, off topic, or argumentative?

At least I know the product lines so I have something to say but to state "I
really have
no knowledge of either product" and to make a comment....

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



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On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 17:44:19 -0400, David H. Lipman wrote:

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Fair enough

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David H. Lipman wrote:
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Forgive me for interfering where novice's are not allowed. Please let
me kiss your ring on my way out.

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