From: Ron Reaugh on 17 Jun 2005 22:00
"Tony Meyer" <tony(a)spamthisyouprickcomputec-cns.co.nz> wrote in message
> I use AVG 7.0 on my machine, and install it for customers a lot. I reckon
> its a bloody good program, with far less bloat than Norton or Mcaffee. It
> looks after itself, if its configured properly, I've found my customers
> really enjoy not having to touch it, or very rarely, in which case i
> normally get a phone call, and i can sort it for them over the phone. And
> its free, so if your looking to save some bucks its right there.
My conclusion also.
From: Ron Reaugh on 17 Jun 2005 22:12
"Ron Reaugh" <ron-reaugh(a)worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> "Tony Meyer" <tony(a)spamthisyouprickcomputec-cns.co.nz> wrote in message
> > I use AVG 7.0 on my machine, and install it for customers a lot. I
> > its a bloody good program, with far less bloat than Norton or Mcaffee.
> > looks after itself, if its configured properly, I've found my customers
> > really enjoy not having to touch it, or very rarely, in which case i
> > normally get a phone call, and i can sort it for them over the phone.
> > its free, so if your looking to save some bucks its right there.
> My conclusion also.
Anything regarding subscriptions means an act of support that a user must
undertake. The dollars aren't relevant. At the end of a year the user soon
gets infected and requires help. It's not the users' fault. It's the
BILLY PLEASE SAVE US AGAIN.
Turn Automatic Updates ON!
From: End User on 17 Jun 2005 22:25
I've used Kaspersky for the past year and felt it has worked significantly
well. If you ever need technical support, you can always contact them
through email, or call them toll free and be directly connected to their
customer service (in Moscow) via an 800 number. And yes, they do speak
English. It presently has 126,000 known virus's in it's database to protect
you from and updates regularly. It's not too expensive $35ish online, or if
you're into obtaining it free, there's always Limewire.com or other file
"Bud" <bud(a)large.org> wrote in message
>A trial period is always a good option, whether of Kaspersky or...?
> Although I've used Norton for many years, may I suggest for an anti-virus
> that you also consider NOD23.
> It is highly rated and within the same price of others - excepting the
> freebies, of course. Good hunting.
From: Mike on 17 Jun 2005 23:11
If you need a good utility program take a look on ebay for System Mechanic
Pro 5. It contains a number of utilities plus one year of Kaspersky and a
firewall for I think $25.00 At least that's what I paid in February. It is a
cheap way of getting a multi featured utility and Kasperspy.
<Kaimbridge(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>I upgraded to a whole new PC last month (2.8 GHz, 80 GB, WinXP-HE
> The local computer store that sold me and set up the system,
> installed "BitDefender 8 Standard" (30 day free trial) for
> introductory anti-virus protection.
> For a permanent anti-virus ("a-v") platform, the store is pushing
> Norton 2005 ("N2K5") [when I got my original PC from them in 1997,
> the suggestion--which I took--was McAfee, which I've found to be
> bloated and somewhat buggy--though part of it may have been
> exasperated by my 200 MHz, 2.1 GB dinosaur! P=) ].
> Googling around, another a-v package that seems decent is Kaspersky
> (is it pronounced "CASper Sky" or "Kass PERskee"?).
> I asked about it at the computer store and supposedly they never
> heard of Kaspersky: Given that it seems to be well known in the
> computer geek circles (including major computer magazines), I find
> the store's (supposed) lack of awareness rather suspect (though, in
> that it is a Russian company and I haven't seen their products in
> local stores, I suppose it *is* possible).
> There is an added wrinkle, however.
> On a couple of programs I've run, I've gotten the "16 bit MS-DOS
> Subsystem" error box, "C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\S32EVNT1.DLL. An
> installable Virtual Device Driver failed Dll initialization. Choose
> 'Close' to terminate the application."
> Doing a Google search, I see that it is the result of a
> faulty/corrupt Symantec (i.e., Norton) register--HUH!!!: AFAIK I
> *don't have any* Symantec programs/folders/files on my 'puter!
> But, sure enough, while visiting the registry (regarding a separate
> issue--see below), there *is* a Symantec registry folder!?!
> I had been inclined to go along with the store's N2K5 recommendation
> [though I'd probably get it at Wal-Mart, where it's $10-15 cheaper
> P=) ], but the more I think about it, the more galling it becomes to
> think that Symantec somehow had a folder (registry, yet!) preemtively
> added to the system (once again, the computer store appeared clueless,
> denying that they added it in during the setup, or even knew about it,
> and even went so far as to say, "when you install N2K5, that should
> clear things up"!).
> The only other possibility I can think of is that it is somehow related
> to and/or introduced by WinXP's SP2: The reason that I was in the
> registry was that SP2 locked out WordPad's ability to load
> "Word For Windows 6.0" ".doc" files, due to an apparent security hole.
> Could SP2 have added the Symantec folder?
> Or, is Norton the "unofficial" WinXP a-v program?
> ...am I just paranoid and there is a perfectly legitimate reason for
> Symantec folder (i.e., some other, unrelated Symantec program)?
>>From what I've read, Kaspersky appears at least as good as N2K5, though
> there *is* one page of reviews that is less than flattering:
> Have any newly discovered issues with Kaspersky come up?
> Would it hurt to try their 30 day trial?--or, if I did decide to choose
> N2K5 or something else (or even decide on Kaspersky), would all of the
> leftover debris from the two trial versions (even after "uninstalling")
> likely create any potential conflicts/issues?
> Wanted-Kaimbridge (w/mugshot!):
> Digitology-The Grand Theory Of The Universe:
> ***** Void Where Permitted; Limit 0 Per Customer. *****
From: email@example.com on 18 Jun 2005 05:30