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Virus stuff

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by zxspectrum, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    OK so what are the best ways to tell how your anti virus works or if its not up to scratch. Im all in favour of if its not broke dont fix it.

    Than a mate of mine took norton off my computer, he slated it saying that this new program called antivir is very much better. After a scan it found spyware and 2 trojans. So i got rid of norton. But all was not well, i still had a trojan i couldnt get rid of even though id done the disable windows restore and cleared my temp files etc. Then my keyboard started playing up, making the cursor jump so when i tried to type it would make it apppear like this pourserp , the word is purpose.

    So how can i be sure what is good and what is not, currently im with trend micro but again how can i know if its as good as it says ??

    Eddie
     
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  2. AJ

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    There are some very good FREE AV progs out there/ 2 that spring to mind are AVG and Avast. I use Avast coz it works with 64 bit windows. I personally have used both and in fact there is a chance that we will change to AVG at work as well. Thry both are download and off yer go. You do need to register with Avast and that lasts for 18 months, but all you need to do is re-register.

    Try looking HERE for more info.
     
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  3. zxspectrum

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    Cheers AJ, but is there anyway for these viruses to be put against each other like a survival of the fittest etc ??

    Eddie
     
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  4. zimbo
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    Cracking link AJ!

    Looks like i rest my case : NOD32 for two years and not a single virus problem... look at the comparisions they have done.. :D
     
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  5. AJ

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    Eddie

    I've haven't heard of virii ganging up to accumulativly wreek choas on a PC, but I suppose it could happen.
     
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  6. Sparky
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    I’ll second that, NOD32 is tops! :biggrin
     
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    The only two ways I can think of to compare AV programs is either to find a review from a reputable website or magazine or deliberately infect a PC with several viruses and try each AV to see how many each detects.
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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  9. Sparky
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    Just to add to my previous post I have migrated ALL of my clients to NOD32 when their Symantec renewal was up. What happened? A day of NOD32 pulling some nasty crap off the network and then all was well. The client AV is great, the Exchange plugin rocks and it costs less than Symantec.

    I’m surprised at Symantec though, a couple of years ago they were the only choice in AV for corporate networks but things changes... :biggrin
     
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  10. zimbo
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    Sparky are you using copies on each workstation or are you using that Network console where you can control it from the server?


    the two of us should phone eset up and see if we can get into their marketing department! :biggrin
     
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  11. Sparky
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    Im using the network console...
     
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  12. zimbo
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    Alright.. cause its alot cheaper! :biggrin
     
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  14. Bluerinse
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    Scroll down, look for the link that says..

    AV-Comparatives Summary Report 2006

    It's a pdf doc but you will see NOD32 as the winner for most things.
     
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  15. Sparky
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    ESET are great, when we phoned up asking if we could become a reseller they gave us 25 licences even though we only needed 10.

    A typical NOD32 install for a company has client licences, exchange plug-in and remote admin console. 8)
     
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  16. Bluerinse
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    Thanks, that feedback is very enlightening!
     
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  17. Sparky
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    I’m only basing that on a ‘SBS’ style install. Obviously there are many other ways NOD can be deployed.... :biggrin
     
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  18. simongrahamuk
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    Still use Symantec at work. It's a dog and cripples the older PC's. Why do we still use it? A site licence costs us £5 per year through the LEA.

    At home I run ClamXAV.
     
  19. Boycie
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    LOL. :)
     
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  20. Bluerinse
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    What the :blink
     
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