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what's the best AV/IS you can get a physical copy of?
justo316 
19/5/08 6:16:00 PM
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Just wondering cos we carry Trend, CA and Kaspersky.

I got pissed off with Trend last year when it didn't want to play nice with Spybot. Now it doesn't like you installing ANY other security app along with it so it can go get fucked as far as I'm concerned.

CA is ok....nothing special though. Had a few hiccups in the changeover to vista. I've had a lot of problems where clients have had weird things happen during the upgrade process to this years version.

Kaspersky is something I recommended my boss get in as it plays nice on XP and Vista and doesn't seem to be a resource hog. So far, it's been doing a fantastic job security wise. If anything, it might be a little too secure, and I've had to back off the settings just a touch to get certain websites to work properly.

So can anyone recommend anything else to try? The only catch is it's gotta be something you can get hold of a physical copy of so that I can sell it to clients.

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Jeruselem 
20/5/08 9:31:08 AM
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AVIRA Anti-Vir, there's a free version and the paid version.

Free version here
www.free-av.com

AVG AV 8.0 as well, there's the free and paid versions of this too.

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justo316 
22/5/08 11:07:32 AM
Champion

Quote by Jeruselem
AVIRA Anti-Vir, there's a free version and the paid version.

Free version here
www.free-av.com

AVG AV 8.0 as well, there's the free and paid versions of this too.




Thanks, but I think you missed the part about needing a physical copy? ie. something you can buy in a store.

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Jeruselem 
23/5/08 11:32:51 AM
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Well, I find all the stuff you can buy at Hardly Normal tend to be the McAfee and Nortons which are just resource pigs. All the best software tends to be downloaded on-line.

The Trend-Micro and CA software are awful. I rarely see Kasp, ZoneAlarm, AVG or other software in retail boxes.

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TheSecret 
3/6/08 1:25:19 PM
Initiate
I'm sure you can order phsyical copies from the websites of most companies that don't have retail boxes in stores in australia.

The best by far is Avast.

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//Kung-v2.0 
11/6/08 9:46:53 PM
Guru

Quote by TheSecret
I'm sure you can order phsyical copies from the websites of most companies that don't have retail boxes in stores in australia.


This is true - this is probably your best bet you can sell OEM copies with a piece of hardware such as RAM if you really have to.
It usually would end out cheaper than buying the retail box and clients get more for their money.


Quote by TheSecret
The best by far is Avast.


This is not, Avast is about as good as Norton and Trend.. As with all internet security suites I've used so far actually AV + Firewall separate seems to work a lot nicer.



I suggest something like NOD32, F-Prot or Avira if you don't mind the pop up ad and on a personal PC.
Then a firewall like Comodo would use a lot less resources, be cheaper and more effecient.

I'm personally using F-Prot Antivirus, I didn't order any CD's but bought a corporate licence allowing me to install F-Prot on 10 computers for $50. If you buy 4 copies it's $50 up until 10 copies anyway so I selected 10.

I'm very happy with it, small foot print does the job very well a good upgrade from Avira. It even actually picked up 2 viruses on a friends computer (who I was able to give a copy to thanks to the 10 licences) which Avira did not.

You can even set it up to download updates off a server on your LAN and the clients don't use up a licence! It takes a little bit of effort but really you can actually run your entire house off one the one corporate licence and you get 10 for $50!


Edited by //Kung-v2.0: 11/6/2008 9:55:58 PM

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Master_Scythe 
13/6/08 12:22:28 PM
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Quote by justo316
Quote by Jeruselem
AVIRA Anti-Vir, there's a free version and the paid version.

Free version here
www.free-av.com

AVG AV 8.0 as well, there's the free and paid versions of this too.




Thanks, but I think you missed the part about needing a physical copy? ie. something you can buy in a store.



Find a dealer and buy a physical copy then?

I know AVG has a reseller near me. I worked for them for a short while.

And antiVir im pretty sure I have seen in stores... but dont quote me on that one.

EDIT: Ignore everything above, NOD32 is youe best by far. however is only a download. But since it went to a full internet secuity package, as well as a standalone antivirus (download which one you want) its by far the best!



Edited by Master_Scythe: 13/6/2008 12:23:51 PM

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TheSecret 
13/6/08 7:00:38 PM
Learner
Quote by TheSecret
The best by far is Avast.


This is not, Avast is about as good as Norton and Trend.. As with all internet security suites I've used so far actually AV + Firewall separate seems to work a lot nicer.



I suggest something like NOD32, F-Prot or Avira if you don't mind the pop up ad and on a personal PC.
Then a firewall like Comodo would use a lot less resources, be cheaper and more effecient.




Sorry, but thats just crap.

Avast is nothing like norton or trend, it uses almost no resources, is inheritantly more configurable and does not try to usurp ownership, and has a far better scanning engine.

Theres also no reason to use a separate firewall if you have a good enough AV.


Edited by TheSecret: 13/6/2008 07:10:32 PM

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//Kung-v2.0 
21/6/08 2:17:32 AM
Guru

Quote by TheSecret
Sorry, but thats just crap.

Avast is nothing like norton or trend, it uses almost no resources, is inheritantly more configurable and does not try to usurp ownership, and has a far better scanning engine.

Theres also no reason to use a separate firewall if you have a good enough AV.


Edited by TheSecret: 13/6/2008 07:10:32 PM



Okay dear.

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bu14-1 
21/6/08 9:38:44 AM
Apprentice

Quote by TheSecret
Theres also no reason to use a separate firewall if you have a good enough AV.

So Avast picks up all new threats?

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TheSecret 
21/6/08 12:55:35 PM
Apprentice
Not all, but it has a much better heuristics engine than most, and will do a good job. The reason you don't need a separate firewall like ZA is because it has similar, more limited functionality to monitor common ports and attack vectors, and combined with the XP or Vista firewall offers enough protection.

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