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    After a recent bout with viruses on networks I work with I'm looking for a good affordable antivirus I could deploy on my home networks (All running windows) Any suggestions?

  • #2
    Windows Live OneCare..
    http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/default.htm

    Each license purchased can be used on up to three systems..
    MCSE, MVP, CCIE
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    • #3
      I've heard really bad things about that and I'd rather steer clear of Microsoft antivirus software.

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      • #4
        Kaspersky and AVG make good anti-virus products.

        Although I use OneCare myself and it's worked fine. Haven't experienced any issues with it yet...
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        • #5
          You/re going to hear bad things about any software product..
          I have had no problems with Windows Live OneCare myself, and have been running it for almost 16 months..

          You could always try NAV, Kaspersky or AVG...
          MCSE, MVP, CCIE
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          • #6
            Kaspersky is great
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            • #7
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              • #8
                I will recommend Symatech AntiVirus corporate edition...
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                • #9
                  I'll take a peak in here as well.

                  My parents' laptop has a persistent app called "spylocked" that I can't seem to get rid of in a decent amount of time. Anyone familiar with this one? I've tried smithfraud fix and numerous others.

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                  • #10
                    Symantech NIS & Kaspersky KIS both are good

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                    • #11
                      NOD32 or SAV.
                      Considering how much bloatware Norton Antivirus 2007 and Norton 360 are, the only AV of theirs I'll even touch is Symantec Antivirus (Corporate version).

                      I always stay away from any sort of Internet Security, System Works, or All On One solutions, as these are typically memory hogs, and you'll get better protection by getting a standalone AV + Firewall, rather than the AIO method.


                      IF you decide to go the Norton Antivirus or Internet Security way, let me know and I'll just give you my CDs of the software. I have a couple of (legitimate/original obviously) unopened packages of NAV and NIS that were sent to me by Symantec which I am not using.
                      Last edited by Vile; Sat 24 Mar '07, 8:01am.
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                      • #12
                        I My self Use AVG Internet security network edition, If your unsure about which anti-virus program to use, use google to find reviews etc


                        IE: Something like this: http://www.av-comparatives.org/

                        This may also help

                        Antivirus Detection Rate (Feb 26, 2007):

                        Update: "New" to be added on March 2, 2007

                        ‧AVIRA Premium Security Suite 7.0: 95.09% New
                        ‧Fortinet FortiClient Host Security 3.0: 94.70%
                        ‧BitDefender Internet Security v10: 92.36%
                        ‧AOL Active Virus Shield (Free): 89.02%
                        ‧AVIRA AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.0 (Free): 88.44%
                        ‧GRISOFT AVG Internet Security 7.5: 88.37%
                        ‧Norman Virus Control Plus 5.82: 86.64% New
                        ‧BitDefender 8 Free Edition (Free): 86.52%
                        ‧Rising Antivirus 2007: 84.78%
                        ‧Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0: 84.77%
                        ‧Panda Internet Security 2007: 79.16%
                        ‧MicroWorld eScan Internet Security 8.0: 77.68%
                        ‧ClamWin Free Antivirus 0.90 (Free): 76.57%
                        ‧Sunbelt CounterSpy V2: 76.39%
                        ‧ALWIL avast Professional 4.7: 73.41%
                        ‧F-Prot Antivirus 3.16f: 72.75%
                        ‧Filseclab Twister Anti-TrojanVirus V7: 62.66%
                        ‧Trend Micro Internet Security 2007: 60.53%
                        ‧CA Internet Security 2007: 58.61%
                        ‧AhnLab V3 Internet Security 2007 Platinum: 56.44%
                        ‧Kingsoft Internet Security 2007: 55.55%
                        ‧ESET NOD32 2.7: 49.17%
                        ‧Jiangmin Antivirus KV 2007: 45.16%
                        ‧Webroot Spy Sweeper with Antivirus: 40.71%
                        ‧CAT Quick Heal Total Security 2006: 37.29%
                        ‧Hauri Virobot Desktop 5.0: 34.38%
                        ‧Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 1.5: 12.68% New
                        ‧Comodo Antivirus 1.1 (Free): 9.92%


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                        Microsoft's OneCare antivirus fails another test

                        March 8, 2007 1:03 PM PST
                        var exURL = encodeURIComponent('http://news.com.com/2061-10789_3-6165661.html'); var exHed = ''; exHed += "Microsoft's OneCare antivirus fails another test"; exHed = encodeURIComponent(exHed+' - CNET News.com').replace(/\'/g,'%27'); var exDek = ''; exDek += "blog In security products test, Windows Live OneCare is the only product to fail to achieve any kind of certification."; exDek = encodeURIComponent(exDek).replace(/\'/g,'%27'); del.icio.us Digg this
                        Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare security suite has been rated at the bottom of the league in the latest industry antivirus tests.
                        In extensive testing by AV-Comparatives, an Austrian project set up to test different security products, OneCare antivirus was the only product to fail to achieve any kind of certification, leading the report's author to suggest that he might leave Microsoft's product out of future tests.
                        "Microsoft OneCare performed very low in the test and did not reach the minimum requirements for participation," Andreas Clementi wrote in the report (PDF). "Due (to) that, its inclusion in future tests of this year (will) have to be re-evaluated."
                        The report follows closely on the heels of another embarrassing study on Microsoft's antivirus software, when Virus Bulletin tests showed that OneCare failed to completely protect users of Vista, Microsoft's latest operating system.
                        In AV-Comparatives' test--which covered 16 antivirus products--OneCare came out at the bottom of the list in every category. It scored a 91 percent success rate for detecting Windows viruses, macros, worms and scripts, 79.6 percent for detecting back doors, Trojans and other malware, and 82.4 percent for its overall detection rates.
                        The highest scoring antivirus packages in the tests were Gdata AVK, TrustPort, Avira, F-Secure, Kaspersky and eScan, all of which scored an "Advanced+" rating.
                        Microsoft responded to OneCare's certification failure on Wednesday, arguing that it is "looking closely at the methodology and results of the test to ensure that Windows Live OneCare performs better in future tests and (to) determine whether any learnings from these tests can be used to improve our services as part of our ongoing work to continually enhance Windows Live OneCare to ensure the highest level of protection and service that we can provide our customers."
                        Microsoft also noted that OneCare is "still certified" by the International Computer Security Association (ICSA) Labs and the West Coast Lab's Checkpoint certification system.
                        Posted by David Meyer
                        Last edited by JakeS; Sat 24 Mar '07, 8:00am.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Chousho View Post
                          I'll take a peak in here as well.

                          My parents' laptop has a persistent app called "spylocked" that I can't seem to get rid of in a decent amount of time. Anyone familiar with this one? I've tried smithfraud fix and numerous others.
                          It's a tricky one..
                          Did you user the SmitFraudFix in safe mode, with the FixVBS.reg file??
                          MCSE, MVP, CCIE
                          Microsoft Beta Team

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                          • #14
                            I use Windows OnCare on all my PCs now, at least for live protection. It combined with Windows Defender is the least resource intensive combination that I have come across. I also use Avast Antivirus as a backup suite but don't have it do any live monitoring.

                            Norton has simply gotten too bloated for me to support anymore. My laptop had come with McAfee but it was only a 30 day trial and a pain to remove.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JakeS View Post
                              I My self Use AVG Internet security network edition, If your unsure about which anti-virus program to use, use google to find reviews etc


                              IE: Something like this: http://www.av-comparatives.org/
                              I tend not to trust sites where the owner of the site is advertising his eBay sales via eBay logo on his site..

                              I have to agree with Wayne Luke 100% here, i use Windows Live OneCare on all my Windows based PC's.
                              Nortons has become very bloated, even the regular non-professional version is very bloated now.

                              Windows Live OneCare in combination with Windows Defender is the least resource intensive combination i have come across also...
                              MCSE, MVP, CCIE
                              Microsoft Beta Team

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