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By Fred100 ·
I support a small accounting office. They are on a high speed connection behind a small linksys router/firewall. Only one pc uses OE to pick up email. Anyone else in the office (of about 9 users) uses webmail to look at their email. I installed Norton Professional 2004 last year as major overkill for their antivirus needs. Now the subscription has come due and I am debating about whether or not to renew the subscriptions at $35 each for the non OE users. Because their information is crucial, I want to make sure that everything is covered but I think there is a better solution than Norton.....thoughts???

Kelly G

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by NZBN In reply to Use Norton or other

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by CG IT In reply to Use Norton or other

Symantec Antivirus 3.0 instead of Norton.

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by TheChas In reply to Use Norton or other

You did not mention which model Linksys router. On some models, the firewall is a major misnomer. Instead of an actual firewall, they have a switch that can be set to deny access unless the connected PC has Zone Alarm Pro installed.

Even if there is an actual firewall in the router, I STRONGLY recommend a software firewall on ANY PC that connects to the Internet. Even on dial-up.

I myself would want virus protection on ALL of the PCs in the office, unless:

The PC never connects to ANY network

And the PC is never gets a floppy, CD or other data transfer device connected.

As to alternate anti-virus solutions:

Zone Lab Security suite

Panda Platinum

Avast

Or the commercial version of AVG from Grisoft.

Another "free-ware" solution would be clam-win.

This is a Windows port of a popular anti-virus program for Linux.

Chas

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by Fred100 In reply to

Thanks your help was the most informative and has made me re-evaluate the whole security set up I have there

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by jc2it In reply to Use Norton or other

Ok lets be sane about this. You simply want to protect the computers from viruses and worms, but only one uses OE. Fine, keep Norton on that PC and on the other nine remove Norton with their NoNAV utility, and install ClamWIN.

http://www.clamwin.com/

Setup ClamWIN to automatically download and install the updates every day when the user usually takes lunch. Then set it to scan all of the hard drives in every computer once per day (after the updates), quarantine all the viruses it finds, and notify you via email of any infections. It works like a champ and it is updated hourly. Norton only updates via live update once per week. Oh, and it is open source (Free and $free$).

Job Cacka

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by Fred100 In reply to

Thank you....I will definitely try clamwin

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by Fred100 In reply to Use Norton or other

Thanks to all. You confirmed what I had suspected but needed affirmation from the ones in the know....thanks again

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