anti-virus

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by sk8caliguy00, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. sk8caliguy00

    sk8caliguy00 Guest

    i am very puzzled on what anti-virus program i should use. i was using norton 2003 pro until it dident catch a virus in my restore files and i trashed norton and started using pc-cillin 2003. i guess pc-cillin is working ok. ive heard it doesnt use that many system resources which is nice but ive heard its not as good as the others. i have 768mb ddr and from what ive heard norton corp. is the best and that norton 2004 uses a lot of memory and has some bugs in it. so anyone have any advice on what i should use and also include what AV ur using.
    Thanks
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Personally, I'd recommend either Norton/Symantec (version doesn't matter as long as it's recent) or Kaspersky. Both have very good detection rates.
    I use Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 8.1, and it does a fine job.

    Whatever software you end up using, make sure you update your definitions at least once a week, either using the automatic update feature that most software contains today, or manually if it does not.
     
  3. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    sk8caliguy00 - the reason your NAV 2003 did not catch the virus in your system restore file was because the System Volume Information Folder is excluded from Virus Scanning by default. NAV did not detect the virus because that folder was not scanned.

    This is be checked by selecting Nav Options, Auto-Protect, Exclusions and you will see the SVI is excluded.
     
  4. sk8caliguy00

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    why would norton leave that as the default not to scan area.
     
  5. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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  6. sk8caliguy00

    sk8caliguy00 Guest

    Thanks for the answer. I cant seem to get nav corp or kaspersky so either nav 2004 pro, nav 2003, or stay with pc-cillin. what do u guys think.