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By HeavyDuty ·
I'm looking to switch from Command Antivirus to some other AV solution. I have Win9x, NT 4.0, NetWare 4.11, and will soon be adding Win2K Pro and Win2K server. I want real examples of why not to use Product X, or why I shoud choose Product Z. Specifically things like ...
1-Ease or difficulty to set up auto updates, etc on all the aforefmentioned OSes.
2- Time spent repairing PCs corrupted by bad AV updates, etc.

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by pVp In reply to Antivirus War stories

My employer switched from IBM AV to Norton AV. Fortunately that means I get free licenses for my network since I dial in!

Prior to installing NT Server at home, my first choice F-Prot. It didn't seem to behave well with NT Server, but was fantastic for Win 3.x and 95.

IBM AV was getting problematic at work; sorry, I don't remember the specifics. It's been about 3 years.

Norton AV was a snap to install, and I have Live Update running daily (NAV has it's own scheduler). It might be "too good"--I tried saving the load from ILOVEYOU as a text file so I could look at it without running it. NAV wouldn't let me near the file!

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by HeavyDuty In reply to Antivirus War stories

Thanks. I may be in touch to get more details.

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by wayne.maples In reply to Antivirus War stories

NAI (McAfee) is moving quicking into enterprise level product with a centralized management console for reports, management, push updates, ...

These are the factors you want to look for in a modern product. The major vendors all have fairly equivalent scanners.

Another factor is world-wide virus labs. For the last few series of virus scares when I check first thing in early AM, McAfee has solution on its site because it was analyszed in Asia or Europe in its sites there. NAI purchased Dr Solomon's a couple of yrs ago and has their European/Asia resources.

Depending on size & $$$ check for special support contracts (when sh*t hits fan). NAI has that option.

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by HeavyDuty In reply to Antivirus War stories

I was looking for specifics that would help me choose a particular brand. Really I wanted to know of troubles that would make me stay away from Brand X. Thanks for answering, I wish there were more options on dispensing points.

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by kms In reply to Antivirus War stories

I would suggest Norton AntiVirus Enterprise Solution. We are using version 4.0. It is very easy to deploy and live updates are very helpful, since they can easily be scheduled. The network licensing feature is a great money saver.

We have this installed on 40+ servers company wide and it works without hitch. I've tried other enterprise solutions and nothing compares. An A+ in my book.

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by HeavyDuty In reply to Antivirus War stories

I may be in touch for more details.

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