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SadieKate
2008-04-24, 14:31
plays well with the Duet?

I was about to buy Kaspersky and then searched this forum . . . so maybe not. But my experience with AVG doesn't bode well. I can't actually find proof on their site that you can contact them in any way but through email (unless you live in the UK) and since it took their sales department 4 business days to give me a stupid response that would be grounds for reprimand at my company, I'm not sure AVG is the way to go. I'm not a techie so I have to have access to phone or live chat support, or take far too much advantage of friends.

Here are companies I'm starting to research.
http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

I need to license software for two computers and would like something I can immediately download (or purchase locally) and then purchase a backup CD. Having been burned by Symantec because they always insist that I have a CD or I downloaded the software when in each case it was the opposite, they're off my list permanently. One computer will use Cisco VPN if that makes a difference.

Thanks.

radish
2008-04-24, 14:35
Personally I use NOD32 for anti-virus and haven't had any issues with it. I don't use a software firewall beyond the built-in XP one.

kidstypike
2008-04-24, 14:47
Personally I use NOD32 for anti-virus and haven't had any issues with it. I don't use a software firewall beyond the built-in XP one.

Same here ... NOD 32 and Windows firewall.

kidstypike

DVB
2008-04-24, 15:54
Yet another vote for NOD32. No issues whatsoever with the Cisco VPN client. However, if you also need to employ a third-party firewall - disable client's built-in firewall, or you might get conflicts.

/DVB

SadieKate
2008-04-24, 16:19
OK, I just trusted 3 total strangers . . . :)

But most importantly I was able to talk to a live body at eset who answered all my install and compatibility questions. He even knew about slimdevices.

eset even has phone tech support and a user forum. I told him to be sure their product mgr had this info for their competitive analysis. Products are only as good as the idiot installing and maintaining them.

Thanks for your help.

Siduhe
2008-04-24, 23:55
A little late but a fourth vote for ESET, although I use their combined product rather than just NOD32.

Phil Leigh
2008-04-25, 09:36
I've always used Free AVG and never had a problem (or needed to contact them for support). Mac-a-fee on the other hand...(as for that K-sky thing - euch!)

dsendecki
2008-04-25, 09:39
I'm using McAfee just one small issue, otherwise working okay. McAfee prevents SC from writing some files to the disk. VirusScan is the culprit.

To solve this problem, I set my it to scan executables and documents only. Alternatively, you can tell McAffee to ignore MYI file extensions.

From the VirusScan Console: "All Processes > Detection > Exclusions > Add".

Type in the file extensions, ie MYI, and you are good to go. Scans should complete no problem.

Zevs
2008-05-06, 11:29
Hi!

I just switched from Zonealarm to AVG security suite. had problems with AlienBBC wiith Zonealarm, but I'm afraid I still have the same problems with AVG. Anyone else experienced that? Can't get AlienBBC to play anything.

Zevs

kidstypike
2008-05-06, 13:07
Hi!

I just switched from Zonealarm to AVG security suite. had problems with AlienBBC wiith Zonealarm, but I'm afraid I still have the same problems with AVG. Anyone else experienced that? Can't get AlienBBC to play anything.

Zevs



Long discussion about a problem with AlienBBC here: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=47039

Possible fix for you towards the end.

kidstypike

SilverRS8
2008-05-06, 13:15
Personally I use NOD32 for anti-virus and haven't had any issues with it. I don't use a software firewall beyond the built-in XP one.

I have tried NOD32 but WOL stops functioning and because I don't want to run up/down two stairs to turn on my computer I decided NOD32, although a very good product, does not work for me.

radish
2008-05-06, 13:55
I have tried NOD32 but WOL stops functioning and because I don't want to run up/down two stairs to turn on my computer I decided NOD32, although a very good product, does not work for me.

Really? Hmmm...I don't see why an antivirus should do anything to WOL but that's good to know.

bobkoure
2008-05-06, 18:59
I'd had Symantec Corporate on my server at one point. It started creating problems when I upgraded to SC 7 (actually, it happened mid-way through the series of betas). Fairly frustrating, and puzzling, as I'd uninstalled Symantec some while before.
Turns out, the only way to really get their stuff out of your system is to reformat and reinstall.

I was looking at other anti-virus apps, and finally decided - I don't need one for a dedicated server. Oh, I've got ClamWin, but it's not actually installed - I'm just using one of the DLLs and the virus db to scan email attachements on the way through.
I've recently started using ghostwall (firewall). Likely unnecessary as I'm behind a commercial-quality firewall, but ghostwall is very lightweight and very configurable. I'm not sure I'd recommend it to a tyro though, as it does assume you know exactly what you are doing. Free, though...