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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge--8/3/00

By ebott ·
While cruising through the TechRepublic forums, I found this question from a member who goes by the alias 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 addingWin2K Pro and Win2K server. I want real examples of why not to use Product X, or why I should choose Product Z." Great question, and I've decided to promote it to this week's Microsoft Challenge! I'll add my specific concerns: It should be foolproofto update and ideally should have a way of detecting new viruses before they can do damage to networked PCs. If you think your antivirus software is the very best (or if you have a cautionary tale to share about an AV program you don't recommend), add your insights here.

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by fredr In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

we have mcaffee and NAI on the sever, and i also side with the first answer. And i am looking for a 'perfect', hassle-free alternative solution that handles auto-updating of the scan engine, virus pattern, and softare itself on all workstations andsevers--without internvention. the ideal setup should be that one 'server' machine goes out, gets the update, and posts it to the network, and all other machines simply retrieve it from the network.

any real-world experience with this?

also, can anyone post their scripts that were mentioned above?

thanks!

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by cannond5 In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

I've gotta go with Norton Enterprise Solutions. We're using the Corporate Edition 7.0, and it's been great. It has many useful Snap-in apps, and the Symantec System Center makes enterprise wide management a breeze...ya' gotta love it.

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by fatiholcay In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

We are using Sophos Anti Virus (www.sophos.com) in our network with Win9x, WinNT 4.0, W2K and Netware 3.12 computers. Once you set it up on the server of your choice and update regularly, all the clients automatically update themselves from the server. The only drawback is that you have to manually download and update the new virus definitions, fortunately the rest is all automatic. The best feature of Sophos is that you can install and configure Sophos on any client remotely using the utility called SAVAdmin. No need to visit the computer.

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by Its a secret In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

We had been using the mcaffe total for our nt4 netware and exchange boxes. We also had them setup on the win 9x pc's. We have had many problems with this software. Our sales & marketing/catering uses delphi. We had to disable many features of the avto have delphi be productive. Our accounting dept. uses solomon, again we had to disable most features with mcafee to get solomon to be productive. To me if I disable the realtime scanning whats the point.
We have been testing pccillin on severalmachines. We are very excited. No disabling of features, and our software works great.
http://www.antivirus.com
ps. pccillin is run by microsoft itself.

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by rmp88 In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

We are currently using Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition 7.0 (NAV) and it is terrible. The program is very buggy, poorly written, and does NOT work as advertised. You will have administrative nightmares if you use this. Check out this list of problems that we have encountered:
1. On one of our Netware 4.11 servers, NAV abends the server right after it loads. I setup a PC with Netware and the exact same software and settings and it loaded fine. I then upgraded the server with a brand new server, reinstalled Netware and NAV still abends the server (this problem is still unresolved).
2. On some NT 4.0 servers, NAV does not update the virus pattern. Even though the files were actually copied to the server, the admin program still saysthe it is using the old pattern. The only way to make the server move to the new pattern it to reboot the machine (not good).
3. About every other pattern update to our Lotus Notes snap-in causes the realtime protection to stop working. The only cure is to restart ou

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