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Author:  Finko [ Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:55 pm ]
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If you install enterprise AntiVirus software on piece of shit computers, do us a favor and let the malware take over instead. I think its less of a nuisance than this McAfee that cripples my computer for 3 hours when it decides to run a scan . I asked for a computer with more memory than the 256 installed on the last machine and they sent me a refurbished pc with a whole 512. WOW!!

Posting this from my phone while my computer reboots....

Author:  SPYDER [ Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:25 pm ]
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I feel your pain.

Just tell them to go to Wal-mart.

They have a pc with an AMD Athlon II 220 dual core 2.8 ghz processor.
2 GB DDR3 memory, 500 Gig Hard Drive, G Force 6150 E graphics, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Card Reader, 9 USB, 2 PS2, Windows 7 64 bit. Keyboard and Mouse.

All for $298.00

They also have an HP Pavillion that is much more powerful for $448.00.

Author:  rhogue islander [ Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:57 am ]
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i too, feel your pain.

everyday, in my it support job, i hear from users who complain their 'internet' is slow.

in most cases it is their 6 yr old computer which is slow. i tell them to add more ram or replace it altogether

if you have the option, remove whatever resource hog security software they have installed and use 'microsoft security essentials' instead, it doesn't use much in the way of resources and has served me well so far.

Author:  SPYDER [ Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:20 am ]
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I am using Microsoft Security Essentials also.

It has done a great job so far for me, and the best thing about it is that it is free!

Author:  Commander Keen [ Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:16 am ]
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 710526191#

Author:  DeaD 0n3 [ Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:58 pm ]
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Commander Keen wrote:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9079879012710526191#



on the button :)

Author:  Commander Keen [ Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:53 pm ]
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Honestly I used to manage McAfee at my last job over 4 years ago and every 3 years I had to evaluate other competitive products and provide the results of our decision making process for AV to external auditors because we were a bank.

None of them are great but McAfee always won out over the other products including Symantec. Trend Micro was nice too but at that time wasn't quite ready for he Enterprise.

Author:  SPYDER [ Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:30 pm ]
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In the latest issue of Maximum PC magazine, they did a test of some of the most popular anti virus applications, including some that were free.

Here are the ratings from low to high.

Clamwin free---------------------------3
Webroot Internet Security-----------6
McAfee Internet Security-------------6
BullGuard Internet Security----------7
F-Secure Internet Security-----------8
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security--------8
Panda Internet Security--------------8
Microsoft Security Essentials free---8
Norton Internet Security-------------9
BitDefender Internet Security-------9 (only one rated as a Kick Ass application)

Their ratings were comprised of these categories: System performance and scan speed, Annoyance, Pricing, Features and implementation, and Virus detection.

Author:  Commander Keen [ Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:41 am ]
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wow it's good to see that Microsoft Security Essentials scored that high!

Author:  rhogue islander [ Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:14 am ]
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would also like to put in an honorable mention for that other awesome free tool, malwarebytes anti malware, which is particularly good at removing those fake antivirus scareware extortion attacks

Author:  Commander Keen [ Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:15 am ]
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+1

Author:  Hex [ Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:17 am ]
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Where's AVG in that list?

I've always been in or around symantec or mcafee AV shops. meh, I lean symantec but that's the enterprise product we're talking about... Sorry Finko, I guess not all gigs get 4G workstations...

Can't believe I sat through that whole video but - it paid off - hadn't heard this one before:
"We got a serious 12 o'clock flasher here."



I had a user today whose complaint was - and I quote (not even kidding)

"Why did the spam filter quarantine my union email when I am the president of the local chapter?!"


(I didn't send her the gratuitous double face palm image)

Author:  SPYDER [ Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:14 am ]
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AVG is pretty good. I worked on a neighbor's pc two days ago and the AVG on the pc took care of the problem.

I used it for years, but it started to become a resource hog and I tried Microsoft Security Essentials and I liked it better than AVG.

As to why they didn't review it in the magazine, I have no clue. They certainly should have reviewed it, IMHO.

Author:  Commander Keen [ Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:14 pm ]
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I agree Spyder when AVG became a resource hog I switched to Avast which is another good free one and used the least resources I've seen so far.

Author:  Finko [ Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:38 pm ]
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I like to use AVG at home. Only thing I don't like is the Link Scanner, so it gets disabled. I feel OK with NoScript running anyway.

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