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Jason Northrup
04-20-01, 06:42 PM
I hope Geoff doesn't mind me doing this, but I just received the latest <a href="http://www.kleinman.com/report.html" target=_blank>Kleinman Report</a> and thought this would be a good thing to share here.


What's a program the debilitates your computer, creates problems
with running other software, costs you precious time, and money?
The answer unfortunately is many anti-virus programs! Now I'm not
pointing any fingers...ahem..Norton..ahem at any particular brand
of software, but in my experience uninstalling a certain virus
protection program has solved more than a few problems for
friends and colleagues. Now don't get me wrong, I think anti-virus
software is VERY important, I'm just a fan of Computer Associates
InoculateIT.... A FREE, yep that's right, Free antivirus program
that plays much better with other programs than some of its
competitors.

The two tips I give on how to prevent virus are: 1) Never open
any attachment from anyone unless its something you are expecting
and you KNOW what it is. 2) Download and install InoculateIT and
do regular scans of your hard drive.

InoculateIT: http://antivirus.cai.com/

Jepthah
04-20-01, 07:53 PM
Another excellent one that has made me a faithful user for over 2 years:

http://www.avp.ch

Uses next to no system resources, daily updates, accurate and fast.

Goblincat
04-20-01, 08:02 PM
Norton a bad program? Hardly, at least not for me. I have Norton for Enterprise 6.5. Can you take a suspected virus that is thus far not know to anti-virus companies, send it in and get a fix for it? I can. :) Can you remotely install the software and updates to end-users without their consent or knowedge and without touching their computers? I can.

Norton doesn't suck for me. :)

4KRG
04-20-01, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by Goblincat
Norton a bad program? Hardly, at least not for me. I have Norton for Enterprise 6.5. Can you take a suspected virus that is thus far not know to anti-virus companies, send it in and get a fix for it? I can. :) Can you remotely install the software and updates to end-users without their consent or knowedge and without touching their computers? I can.

Norton doesn't suck for me. :)

Amen brother ;) Funny how computer know a good product when they see it and understand how to make them work properly. :D

Try version 7.5.1, even better!!! G-cat I will assume you do not have a login to this?????

http:\\dropbox.symantec.com

It is where all the latest and greatet Norton for Corporate stuff is :D :D :D

Goblincat
04-20-01, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by 4KRG
Originally posted by Goblincat
Norton a bad program? Hardly, at least not for me. I have Norton for Enterprise 6.5. Can you take a suspected virus that is thus far not know to anti-virus companies, send it in and get a fix for it? I can. :) Can you remotely install the software and updates to end-users without their consent or knowedge and without touching their computers? I can.

Norton doesn't suck for me. :)

Amen brother ;) Funny how computer know a good product when they see it and understand how to make them work properly. :D

Try version 7.5.1, even better!!! G-cat I will assume you do not have a login to this?????

http:\\dropbox.symantec.com

It is where all the latest and greatet Norton for Corporate stuff is :D :D :D

Crap. I meant I have version 7.5

6.5 is the version of Ghost I use.

(also, yes to the dropbox) :)

Jason Northrup
04-20-01, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by Goblincat
Norton doesn't suck for me. :)

I agree. I have Norton System Works 2001 and love it.

X
04-20-01, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by 4KRG
It is where all the latest and greatet Norton for Corporate stuff is :D :D :D I know I missed something here. Another hint please?

4KRG
04-20-01, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by X
Originally posted by 4KRG
It is where all the latest and greatet Norton for Corporate stuff is :D :D :D I know I missed something here. Another hint please?

X - you should have an email account posted so I can send you the good porno pics. hmmmmm shoot me an email

@hotmail.com

No hints you missed, just a tease :p

[Edited by 4KRG on 04-20-01 at 08:00 PM]

Jason Northrup
04-20-01, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by 4KRG
X - you should have an email account posted...

Coming from somebody who doesn't have his email posted in his profile, isn't that a little hypocrytical?

Goblincat
04-20-01, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by Jason Northrup
Originally posted by 4KRG
X - you should have an email account posted...

Coming from somebody who doesn't have his email posted in his profile, isn't that a little hypocrytical?

Try kenny1773@hotmail.com :)

4KRG
04-20-01, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by Jason Northrup
Originally posted by 4KRG
X - you should have an email account posted...

Coming from somebody who doesn't have his email posted in his profile, isn't that a little hypocrytical?

details, details :p :p

I know why X does not post an email, too many people with annoying computer questions ;) That is why I changed mine and took it off.

X
04-20-01, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by 4KRG
I know why X does not post an email, too many people with annoying computer questions ;) That is why I changed mine and took it off. Actually, it was the constant hounding by the women on the Other forum for my phone number and address.

4KRG
04-20-01, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by X
Originally posted by 4KRG
I know why X does not post an email, too many people with annoying computer questions ;) That is why I changed mine and took it off. Actually, it was the constant pounding while thinking about the women on the Other forum, I didn't have time.

:)

X
04-20-01, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by 4KRG
Originally posted by X
Originally posted by 4KRG
I know why X does not post an email, too many people with annoying computer questions ;) That is why I changed mine and took it off. Actually, it was the constant pounding while thinking about the women on the Other forum, I didn't have time.

:) Well, yes. That too. :blush:

Thunderball
04-21-01, 12:37 AM
I just grabbed Norton 2001, and I like it. It actually found 2 viruses in my 1 week old PC! I guess DLing all the internet stuff can be bad...

nico95
04-21-01, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by Thunderball
I just grabbed Norton 2001, and I like it. It actually found 2 viruses in my 1 week old PC! I guess DLing all the internet stuff can be bad...

Not to be mean but AVP would have done the same. Faithfull AVP user for a while! :)

4KRG
04-21-01, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by nico95

Not to be mean but AVP would have done the same. Faithfull AVP user for a while! :)

Here is something that many of you miss. most large corporations use Norton AV at this point in time. When a new virus is discovered the folks at Norton will have us a new signature in hours. Most times they will not release these signatures to the general public for a day or two. MOST other AV companies figure it out AFTER Norton.

It is not a matter of do you catch a virus at all, it is a matter of how fast do you catch it when it is new. I have seen plenty of people hit with a new virus that their up to date software did not catch (even Norton). So it is not all in the software, but the service behind it. Also if you do get a virus prior to virus signature update, how much support do you get in removing it from already infected machines? From Norton I get 100% support in the form of virus removal tools ON THE SAME DAY a new virus is found.

Best plan of attack is to run a different virus scanner at all levels of your Information System. One brand on the firewall, one brand on the mail gateway, one brand on the servers, and one brand on the desktop. But doing that you lose buying power with any one company. However, even in that plan, I would pick Norton at the desktop level for now. It use to be Mcafee, but Norton finally beat them out.

jumbojp
04-21-01, 12:50 PM
I have been using InnoculateIT for about 2 months and it works great.

I also use:

Zone Alarm as my firewall

Cookie Wall to keep all the unwanted cookies and spyware off my system

POW to kill all the pop ups before they annoy me

All these are freeware and I have never had a problem with any of them:)

Jason Northrup
04-21-01, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by 4KRG
[QUOTE]Originally posted by nico95
It use to be Mcafee, but Norton finally beat them out.

My step-father is a the sys-admin for a local college and they use McAfee. Just from hearing some of the stuff they deal with on it, I feel very good about having Norton over McAfee. I've also noticed that McAfee is usually a couple days behind Norton on Virus deffinition updates.