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    What Anti-virus do you use?


    by no1trini ·

    Hi, I’m now setting up my network and doing some research on anti-virus software to deploy. I’ve used MCAffee EPO and that worked fine in my former place of employ, but I used Panda at home which also worked fine. More and more i’m seeing Panda being rated above the traditional Norton, McAffee.

    Does anyone out there use Panda Security suite and could comment on its performance? What anti-virus do you use and why?


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    • #3351381

      AVG at home, Trend Micro at work…

      by tomsal ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      Right now I’m using AVG at home with great results, at work we use Server Protect (for the servers) and Office Scan Corporate Edition for the desktops, both products are from Trend Micro.

      Our firewall has its own separate anti-virus engine, but I forget what technology that is based on.

      • #3351245

        I once used AVG

        by no1trini ·

        In reply to AVG at home, Trend Micro at work…

        I once used AVG and thought it was a pretty good until my system got infected. AVG was saying that my mail was virus free on my home system, but when I imported the same mail at the office Norton found viruses in the mail I was receiving. So after scan my home pc using Panda I realised that AVG was allowing a number of viruses into my system. Since then I stopped using AVG.

    • #3351294

      No matter how many times…

      by house ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      I try another piece of software, I always go back to Symantec products. NAV 2005 is what I am currently running.

      I’ve given fair trial to Trend, McAfee, Panda, and AVG… I always end up with NAV.

      Of the alternatives, Panda’s Titanium was pretty solid, as was Trend, but I missed my NAV. NAV is like family to me.

    • #3351230


      by black panther ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      Swapped from NAV to AVG

      Why? AVG is Free and NAV was very resource hungry… although I recommend NAV to less experienced users.

      Use Sygate Personal Firewall ( also FREE )

      and Adware ( also FREE )

      • #3349875

        Reply To: What Anti-virus do you use?

        by doug m. ·

        In reply to AVG

        whenever something is free, I’m always reminded of the saying “you get what you pay for.”

      • #3325785

        avg – scan all files

        by mamanerd ·

        In reply to AVG

        McAffee and Avg both default to scanning only executables. You must go in and set the resident, complete scan and scheduled scan to “all files”.

        AVG is autoupdating and free, and I’ve never found a virus on any of my client machines IF they keep up with replacement versions when notified and IF we fix it to do all files. Just wish they’d fix the default to all files, but they won’t respond to emails unsolicited for suggestions.

        NAV is the simplest, autoupdating, high rate of success – It is my first love, but if there are problems with expired/renewal or switching between versions (eg. Norton Internet Security, Personal Firewall, Antivirus) and something goes wrong, I have spent HOURS HOURS trying to go through methods of removing, RNAV-RNIS etc and on the phone with NAV after reading all the online suggestions, removing directories manually, cleaning registry by hand and STILL fail to get it reinstalled.

        So if I start having uninstall/reinstall issues, I have been turning to AVG with great relief.

        McAffee has failed too many “IN THE WILD” awards for me to trust it. Norton’s been passing those tests without fail since 1999. AVG is passing recently though it is not as “old” as NAV in longevity.

        • #3329196


          by doug m. ·

          In reply to avg – scan all files

          Perhaps I will give AVG another try. I didn’t take the time to fully work with it and learn more about it. I had a nasty infection with the “coolwebsearch” virus. Nothing seemed to fix it, even that CWShredder everyone advised me to use. I eventually rebuilt the PC from scratch.

    • #3351114

      Not a vote for….

      by roger99a ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      We use Symantec Corporate. It’s pretty good at the server level, has a spam and virus mail gateway that is good at viruses and OK with spam. Updates are available almost daily if you want to update manually but the auto-update lags a few days. I also have some client systems that seem to get the same virus everyday. My rep says comprehensive spyware protection is coming in April with the new version. It’s supposed to have spyware removal included.

    • #3350046


      by doug m. ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      At work we use NAV Corp. edition and at home I use NAV 2005. I’ve tried others like McAfee and PCcillin, AVG, but I have really come to like and trust NAV the most.

    • #3350031


      by ccthompson ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      I have tried many things, I believe Sophos is the king of Anti-Virus. It is a little more pricy though. But its the only software that runs all the time, that also doesnt bog down your system like Norton Auto-Protect. Sophos runs in the background, and you dont even notice it until something gets in there and BOOM!!!! it lets you know it has taken care of the probelm.

      • #3350022

        I use it too…

        by liame ·

        In reply to Sophos

        I use sophos too. Cant fault the protection yet, but I find it to be the cause of a fair bit of unresponsiveness to be honest. So much so that I leave the on access scanner off at all times these days.

      • #3349948

        Sophos Rocks!

        by admin ·

        In reply to Sophos

        Small, Unbloated fast automatic and all- around works excellent. Cheaper than other Corporate versions and saves us tons of IT staff hours compared to standalone AV versions.

        We have a designated anti-virus server running and distributing Sophos.

        We run NAV on any standalones like laptops and we have a designated mail filter\ AV appliance so that and our firewall stopping common extensions etc. takes a lot the load off the Workstations.


      • #3347079

        Sophos. Best all round AV.

        by jellybeenz ·

        In reply to Sophos

        In my experience Sophos will stop viruses that Norton and McAfee let pass. It’s easier to deploy. The technical support is outstanding. And your users can install it on their home computers for free as part of the enterprise license.

      • #3335709

        Me too

        by choppit ·

        In reply to Sophos

        I use Sophos AV and SMTP mailmonitor for the business on Windows, Netware and Mac. Been running SAV for about 5 years with updates now managed by Enterprise Manager.

        Generally maintenance free apart from;
        EM can’t update NT on Alpha.
        W9x agent is a little flaky.

        I’ve had a few false positives but on the whole I trust it.

        At home I use NAV2003 and AVG Free

        • #3335702

          and also

          by choppit ·

          In reply to Me too

          I use ClamAV for Linux boxes both at work and home.

    • #3349851

      Reply To: What Anti-virus do you use?

      by bebkow ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      I use sophos. It is deployable throughout the entire network from one workstation, yes you need a workstation, not a server, to deploy updates.( This is when was dealing with 35+ workstations) I also find it catches everything that the other (, AVG, Etc.)

    • #3349845

      e-Trust by Computer Associates

      by gtc42 ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      I like e-Trust by By Computer Associates. Small memory footprint, won’t interfere with certain apps like Norton. Haven’t had any performance issues unlike some other antivirus software. Install and Deploy app and signatures all from the server. Check it out at :

      I purchase mine thru

    • #3331208

      I continue to try new products, & new release of older products, but …

      by deepsand ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      I still keep coming back to NAV.

      No reactive defense can ever be 100% inpenetrable, but NAV seems to do better than others.

    • #3331197


      by no1trini ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      Has anyone ever used Panda? It works fine on my workstation as a stand-alone but what about the Corporate solution?

      • #3331194

        I gave Panda a shot

        by house ·

        In reply to Panda

        at home – I found it to be a little more sluggish than NAV on my workstation (believe it or not) – I have never tried anything other than the standalone.

        It was feature rich, but not my cup ‘o tea.

        • #3347178

          Has anyone tried Antivir ?

          by mcspecialists ·

          In reply to I gave Panda a shot

          Good product, excellent updates, seamless integration, and a personal version that is FREE.

        • #3347147

          19 more viruses

          by no1trini ·

          In reply to I gave Panda a shot

          I did a scan using Panda and it picked up and neutralised nineteen (19) viruses that NAV did not deal with.

      • #3347176

        new product from microsoft

        by sudeepmathews ·

        In reply to Panda

        hi guys,
        microsoft has launched anti-spyware beta version for microsoft users which is available for free from….its quite usefull however the full version has not yet come to the market which will in few months time ..hence microsoft holds no responsibility if in any case it did not show desired result.
        get more info from web site

        tech support officer

    • #3331083


      by tribbles ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?


      You might want to check out this link, as for me I use Trend Micro for our corporate network and our parent company allows us to use it with our personal computers in the hope that any work we take home won’t get infected, (Proactive approach). I have used Norton and found it to be too pervasive,hogging to much of the systems resources.


    • #3335785


      by escheitz ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      I use Norton Internet Security and Avast. Avast seems to work pretty well, but I cannot yet give up Norton.

    • #3350681


      by mprovenzano ·

      In reply to What Anti-virus do you use?

      we use SAV Enterprise

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