Anti Virus software

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Anti Virus software

Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:51 pm

Hi

Can someone suggest a good ani virus program , I am currently running ca anti virus and it is conflicting with maiwasher pro 2010/2011.
I amd thinking of changing from ca as there support is hopeless

Many Thanks
Barrie
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Re: Anti Virus software

Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:08 pm

Hi Barrie

If you were just looking for a base AntiVirus program, I would certainly take a look at Microsoft Security Essentials http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Avira PE would be another http://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-antivirus


There's also a good two part article here splitting the two. I've dealt with Donna Buenaventura (the author) in the past and would certainly trust her opinion, probably over my own :thumbsup
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/smb- ... 50054.aspx
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Re: Anti Virus software

Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:15 pm

Hi

Many thanks for your reply , have installed the Microsoft version.Have read a lot of good reviews about it Only worry is It seems to rely on windows firewall.
But it is much cheaper than the overpriced computer associate package that I have been using
Mailwasher seems to be behaving itself now

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Re: Anti Virus software

Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:46 pm

You could certainly couple in another standalone Firewall, but so far in my experience I find the Windows Firewall to be sufficient for needs. It took a lot of criticisms early because it only monitored inbound activity, which is still does by default. But you can tell it to block outbound, however if I recall if you do this you must create manual rules to allow programs, and it doesn't have a very nice wizard to do this easily for you.

I also run the occasional scan using the free Malwarebytes AntiMalware. http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

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