What Anti Virus Software do you use? Why?

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What Anti Virus Software do you use?

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What Anti Virus Software do you use? Why?

Post by MANAR » Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:28 am

We are currently using AVG with Mailenable Pro, but with Grisofts new pricestructure we are forced to look at a new Anti Virus Software.

We hope the Poll will benefit us all.

You are also welcome to tell us why you use and prefer that software.

Enjoy your day :wink:

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Post by wunder » Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:49 pm

We use Norton on the desktop. I don't rely on server-side virus scanning because several people have multiple email accounts from servers I don't have control over. We've been using Norton for a long time. I'm getting tempted to switch as it's been very unstable since 2003 version was released.

We also use killsobig2 MTA event to stop the sobigs and other script-based viruses at the server.
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Post by my_forum_id » Mon Sep 08, 2003 2:40 pm

I'm brand new to mailenable (3 days or so into the demo on an ensim box) and have just installed a trial version of F-prot for windows.

Worked fine straight away and contrary to some of the posts here it detects and deletes viruses from .zips (detects all 4 types from eicar.com).

It's cheap and it works so I'll be sticking with it . . . .

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Post by JLoberg » Mon Sep 08, 2003 3:57 pm

I agree with one of the other users, you should not soley count on e-mail virus scanning as your only method of protection. It is a good first step, but you should have multiple layers of Virus dection.

And using a different companies AV software at a level (ie mail server, desktop and if your really big firewall) has the advantage that each level or different company may catch something the other one did not.


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Post by Slicer101 » Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:25 pm

My major hitter is F-Secure for my Servers and Workstations. For some reason after a the last few updates to ME, the server version was not working like it once did. I still have it loaded and running on the servers, but have put the free DOS version of F-Prot in place for the MTA use and everything is working just fine. I have not had one single infected e-mail get through to any of my users.



Post by tahjah » Wed Sep 10, 2003 9:17 pm

I originally chose F-Prot over Sophos since it was cheaper and the UI looked more up to date. I wish I would have chosen Sophos since Kerio WinRoute Firewall's integrated AV scanning doesn't support F-Prot, but does work with Sophos. I asked Kerio if they planned to add F-Prot or others, but they said no. F-Prot is a great AV overall.

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Post by MANAR » Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:41 pm

Any idea which one of the most popular one here is the cheapest: Norton, F-Prot and McAffee ?

Which one have the best features ?
Which one do you recommend, if you focus on the price-feature mix ?

Thank you very much, Regards

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Post by sysmgr » Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:07 am

I use norton, the corp version (dos), have absolutely no problems once I shut off webmail which was hogging the cpu. We were getting sobigf every 6 seconds, and no problems.

Every day I do the updates and we are all set...

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Post by MartynK » Wed Sep 17, 2003 7:48 am

Try adding the folder indexing DLL that is available in the beta downloads areas. This stopped the CPU issue I had with webmail.

I know it is a beta, but I have not had any problems with it for a number of months since installing it and you can still use webmail.

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Post by json » Sat Sep 20, 2003 5:20 pm

My plan was to use F-Prot AV, but I can't seem to get it to work (it doesn't even block the eicar virus), so now I've installed and am testing Panda AV. Before buying the Panda AV, I will probably give F-Prot another try.

(Any ideas as why it doesn't work ?? Is there a log that can tell me whether it works or not ??)


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Post by MailEnable » Sat Sep 20, 2003 5:48 pm

You can view exactly what the MTA is doing when scanning files as follows: http://www.mailenable.com/kb/viewarticle.asp?aid=121

Note: You should not use the /AUTO switch with current versions of F-Prot. Please see: http://www.mailenable.com/kb/viewarticle.asp?aid=130
Regards, Andrew

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Post by MANAR » Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:04 pm

I thank Mailenable for this great link:
http://www.mailenablecorp.com/kb/Conten ... D=me020144

This info helped me a lot in choosing a new AV-Software.

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Post by json » Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:59 pm

Thanks to support and MANAR.

Now I got Panda AND F-Prot working, so now I just have to decide whether I want to pay for both or just one.


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What switches should I use with Norton?

Post by ccaldwell » Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:57 am


Does anyone know what the best switches to use with Norton Corp 7.6 Dos? I have seen the list and added a few to teh end of the exe. I sent test emails from another account but it didn't catch them. Thanks!


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