Posted 21 June 2002 - 12:51 AM
The reason that I ask is that I have successfully used it to clean numerous viruses, and have run it alongside McAfee to compliment the retail antivirus.
Posted 21 June 2002 - 02:00 AM
Many people like McAfee. I don't. It buries itself throughout your registry. It conflicts with certain programs. In other words - too intrusive. It is the devil to uninstall.
Norton's has gotten better, but like its System Works, it overreaches. It too seems to intrude itself and there was a time when it was a real memory hog.
Just my opinion.
Posted 21 June 2002 - 02:21 AM
Avoid Mcafee like the plague! We have a $60,000 site license for it at work, and it's on every machine (except the ones in my office, we have Norton and AVG ) Program is so bloated, Mcafee defaults it to only scan EXE, COM, and DLL extensions by default to prevent bogging down the system. It always misses stuff, then the user does a manual scan and finds dozens of viruses. Try to clean it and Mcafee says "unable to clean infected file... leaving alone." Doesn't quarantine it or anything! It's also a nightmare to uninstall. Registry keys and DLL's left all over the place.
Posted 21 June 2002 - 04:16 AM
Posted 21 June 2002 - 04:48 PM
Anyway, I have seen problems with both Norton and McAfee, lately I have seen McAfee stalling machines (win9x)during bootup, chokes during the scan and dies.
You all use any other virus removal tools? There is a neat little one from Panda (yes, Panda) that I used just yesterday to clear remnants of sircam.
Posted 21 June 2002 - 05:25 PM
Unfortunately, I'm not in charge of what software gets installed where... I just fix it when it breaks.
Posted 21 June 2002 - 06:20 PM
Posted 21 June 2002 - 08:48 PM
Thats Just my opinion
Posted 23 June 2002 - 04:31 PM
Also, if you boot into MSDOS mode in 9x, you can scan from there with AVG (c:\progra~1\grisoft\avg6\avg), does Sophos or any other distribution offer that support? I have had to scan an infected drive with three different distributions before it is entirely clean.
Posted 23 June 2002 - 11:39 PM
The Inter-Check monitor that comes with it is a great thing. It tells you that you may have a virus and leaves it to you to deal with it, using the actual Sweep for NT program. Saved me from countless trojans!!!
Its definetly one of the best Ant-Virus programs ive worked with, and it doesnt use up too much resources (less than 1% CPU on the slowest pc we got, 133mhz).
Go try Norton Anti-Virus too, thats pretty good aswell.
Posted 24 June 2002 - 04:16 AM
I have used thier Corporate Edition, and Nortons for about 4 years now.
We managed 600 Machines with Norton and we avoided being hit by most of the big Viruses. McAfee is about as intuitive as Linux, but for home use I really Like Norton. I am biased of course, and itfwhat your using does what you need, then stick with it.
Posted 24 June 2002 - 07:15 AM
McAfee sucks hard...
I am biased of course, and itfwhat your using does what you need, then stick with it.
That's a little more than normal "bias", but then again I think that everything made by Norton/Symantec is completely bloated and designed to get into everything on your system (and consequently trash it if you put on the "wrong" update or service pack). So I guess I am "biased" as well...;)
Some of the other AV platforms here sound interesting, but how is the centralized management of them (or is there even such a thing for them)? I might poke around a bit at Sophos just to see what it's about.
Posted 24 June 2002 - 07:31 AM