which virus scanner is better norton or mcaffee?

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Hi,

I have access to both Norton and McAffee.  Which is better?

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I really kinda hate to say this, but, IMHO... the better one's are the one's
you don't have access to (apparently).

-Frank



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no one, 6/12/2006, 12:15:16 PM,

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This will help you decide.
http://www.av-comparatives.org /

--
"Things are more like they are now than they have ever been." ~
President Gerald Ford

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badgolferman wrote:
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Which doesnt take into account how badly some of the software deteriorates
in the wild. Norton for example regularly shuts itself off, and disabled
auto definition updates, on top of that it doesnt enforce regular scanning.

Norton can severly cripple your desktop environment, doubling and often
quadruping the amount of time for certain applications to open.

Gaz



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Norton is a resource hog, stay away from it.

Real-time Anti-Virus Scanning Engines.
Select one (1) only!

AntiVir - FREE
www.free-av.com
http://www.majorgeeks.com/AntiVir_Personal_Edition_7_for_Win9xME_d4472.html

Please note: In March 2006, David H. Lipman ran an impromptu test of AntiVir
Free-av placing 27 known infected EXE only files in a folder and had AntiVir
Free-av scan the files.
The free anti-virus program detected 26 out of the 27 infectants...

avast - FREE
http://www.avast.com /

AVG Anti-Virus System - FREE
http://free.grisoft.com /

Or
http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft /
FREE trial version for one full year

Do not run more than one real-time anti-virus scanning engine!
Ensure that the automatic update facility is engaged only for the real-time
scanning engine.  It provides no additional protection.
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On-Demand Anti-Virus Scanning Engines (non-viral malware...)
Select all!

Bit Defender - FREE
http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender-8-Free-Edition.html
(you may wish to disable the automatic update capability as it can interfere
with your browsing)

Ewido Anti-Malware 3.5 - FREE
http://www.ewido.net/en/download /

a-squared - FREE
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free /

Ad-Aware - FREE
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download /
http://www.lavasoft.de/ms/index.htm

Spybot S&D - FREE
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
http://www.safer-networking.org/microsoft.en.html

SUPERAntispyware - FREE
http://www.superantispyware.com/index.html

Be sure to keep the on-demand (manually) updated on a daily basis) and
perform a full scan weekly with alternate scanning engines.
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There isn't one software that cleans and immunizes you against everything.
That's why you need multiple products to do the job i.e. overlap their
coverage.
Because one may catch what another may miss.
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For a more 'challenging' infection (viral malware...)

Download Art's KAVDOS.EXE - FREE (Abandon/CareWare)
http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg /
and/or
David's MULTI_AV - FREE (Donation/Charity/CareWare)
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm or
MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL --
http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/Multi_AV.exe

Good luck.

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I'm sure David knows the value of such tests.

Could you pass the salt, please? :))



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The post wasn't directed to David.  The added comment serves to highlight
the effectiveness of a free av application; Only regular readers of the
relevant newsgroup(s) may be aware of this particular test. Since David
initiated and conducted this test, I find it appropriate that a short note
recognizing the source of information is in order. However, I failed adding
his websites.  http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm for further useful references.
This unintentional omission will be rectified in future posts.
With all good wishes,


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Its effectiveness against that particular small subset of viruses. Another set
may
well trade that 96% for 3% effectiveness.

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Kudos for that - recognition is a good thing. I believe that David would be the
first to admit such tests are best taken with salt.

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Neither of those sites are his. :))

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No need on account of me - David has proven his abilities and I don't doubt them.
I don't believe he places too much weight on results produced on such a small
set.

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Well, it has to be worth something. David does not appear to me having an
inflated ego.
The following is an abridged and consolidated test report from 3 e-mail
messages posted to newsgroups
microsoft.public.security.virus,microsoft.public.security,microsoft.public.security.homeusers

"I just ran another impromptu test of
http://safety.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm  and it
scored extremely poorly.  I placed 27 known infected EXE only files in a
folder and had
Microsoft, Sophos, Trend Micro, McAfee, Kaspersky and AntiVir scan the
files.
Microsoft:  2 out of 27
Sophos:  23 out of 27
Trend Micro:  19 out of 27
McAfee:  18 out of 27
Kaspersky:  23 out of 27
AntiVir: 26 out of 27
AntiVir did surprising well !!"
---
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
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I will consider adding the "salt" bit when recommending AntVir Free in
future.
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I did not imply this, rather to direct newcomers to useful websites in which
they
may access av applications written by David and read other valuable
articles.
Hopefully, it also would steer them to the main-site reading the text as
shown blow and act accordingly.
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Which version. Commercial or Retail versions?

--
Regards, Ian Kenefick
http://www.IK-CS.com

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McAfee ... no wait!  - - Norton!

HTH



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I use avg free on windows 98se

Greg Rozelle

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Both are equally adequate.

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