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'chris'
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Comparing of different virusscanner

hi

Can someone pls post a link about comparing of different virusscanner for Windows, but only corporate or enterprise edition.
We're looking for a best solution for our Windows server and clients.
The main problem is the performance.

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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

hi,

check this web site :

http://www.av-comparatives.org/

result from the testing :

http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/summary/summary2009.pdf

what i know, the final comparision in the companies, are not so depend on the technical layout but on the budget.

mikap

'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

Thx, but what do u think about BitDefender?
Does it slow the performance like McAfee or Kaspersky?
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

hi,

i do not use Bitdefender, but my coleague,
use at home comercial version and he is very satidfied with it, as i mentioned i am using nod32v4 at my home.

HW requirements for bitdefender

http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-14-en--BitDefender-Free-Edition.html

mikap
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

Thx, I didn't know that there is a BitDefender Free Edition.
Is it just for a home user, I mean for private using only?
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

hi,

you need to check the licence condition,

i installed for my friends Awast home edition, there is license for 1 year, of course free if you are use it only for non buesiness work, so for home ...., after one year just requesting a new registration code.

I think the sameor similiar will be also for bitdefender.

mikap
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

Yep, I'm using Awast free home edition for my friends as well.
Alan_152
Honored Contributor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

I just switched from AVG to AVast because AVG has become too bloated to run properly (IMO).
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

Clamwin seems to be quite interesting:

http://www.clamwin.com/

and it's free.

Has anyone tried it on the Windows Servers?
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

hi,

in my opinion AVG is a virus, not antivirus,

i don't have a god experiences.

mikap
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

hi,

Clamwin seems to be quite interesting:

http://www.clamwin.com/


hi i do not test it on windows platform , but "ClamAV" is very good,

for linux/unix mail gateways.

used several years with postfix + clamwav and spammassain on FreeBSD and Linux systems.

mikap

'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

I'm using already ClamAV on my linux Debian and freeBSD servers and it's very good.
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

I'm using already ClamAV on my linux Debian and freeBSD servers and it's very good, but I never tried to install on Windows servers.
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

hi,

thast ok, but i would never use a free version on the Windows servers, so you should use comercial enterprise antivirus product to protect the Windows platform.

but this is only some advice from me.

mikap
Jon Finley
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Re: Comparing of different virusscanner

Home users can use Microsoft's new product Security Essentials. It's free for home use.

Corporate ought to look at Microsoft's Forefront product. http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/en/us/default.aspx

It's been rated higher than McAfee and symantec.

Jon
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