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Old 02-18-2010
V
 

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Question about antivirus programs and windows updates.
Hello,

I have been using the same antivirus for years, (CA Etrust) I have used this
since 2000. I have had very rare issues with this program and never any
conflicts with
Windows Updates.

What I am interested in finding out today is what other antivirus programs
play well with Windows Updates?

I read all the time in this NG about different AV products causing issues
during update.

You may be wondering why I am considering changing if I have been happy,
well the company has made major changes to the most recent program version
and is now sending notices about upgrading on a regular basis.

I use an antivirus program for just that viruses, not spyware etc. I use
different programs for other things, I don't like all in one programs. Now
CA forces you to get protection other than virus protection in a full
package.

So any suggestions on a good Windows friendly antivirus program? Can't be a
free one because I will also use it on some business computers and I prefer
not to use McAfee or Norton.

Thanks.


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Old 02-18-2010
F8BOE
 

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Re: Question about antivirus programs and windows updates.
V wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I have been using the same antivirus for years, (CA Etrust)

I have used
> this since 2000. I have had very rare issues with this

program and never
> any conflicts with
> Windows Updates.
>
> What I am interested in finding out today is what other

antivirus programs
> play well with Windows Updates?
>
> I read all the time in this NG about different AV products

causing issues
> during update.
>
> You may be wondering why I am considering changing if I have

been happy,
> well the company has made major changes to the most recent

program version
> and is now sending notices about upgrading on a regular

basis.
>
> I use an antivirus program for just that viruses, not

spyware etc. I use
> different programs for other things, I don't like all in one

programs. Now
> CA forces you to get protection other than virus protection

in a full
> package.
>
> So any suggestions on a good Windows friendly antivirus

program? Can't be
> a free one because I will also use it on some business

computers and I
> prefer not to use McAfee or Norton.
>
> Thanks.


Hello,

Avira antivir was quite good some years ago and it is still
supported.
It could be activated to also search for worms and rootkits.
But the most important thing is that it never burned out the
HDD in my computer as the Norton farce did twice.
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Old 02-18-2010
Michael
 

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Re: Question about antivirus programs and windows updates.
"F8BOE" <f8boe@bluemail.ch> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> Avira antivir was quite good some years ago and it is still
> supported.
> It could be activated to also search for worms and rootkits.
> But the most important thing is that it never burned out the
> HDD in my computer as the Norton farce did twice.


Care to explain how Norton smoked 2 HDD's?
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If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


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Old 02-18-2010
Helroy
 

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Re: Question about antivirus programs and windows updates.

"V" <noemai@notreal.com> wrote in message
news:OwIbDFFsKHA.5940@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Hello,
>
> I have been using the same antivirus for years, (CA Etrust) I have used
> this since 2000. I have had very rare issues with this program and never
> any conflicts with
> Windows Updates.
>
> What I am interested in finding out today is what other antivirus programs
> play well with Windows Updates?
>
> I read all the time in this NG about different AV products causing issues
> during update.
>
> You may be wondering why I am considering changing if I have been happy,
> well the company has made major changes to the most recent program version
> and is now sending notices about upgrading on a regular basis.
>
> I use an antivirus program for just that viruses, not spyware etc. I use
> different programs for other things, I don't like all in one programs. Now
> CA forces you to get protection other than virus protection in a full
> package.
>
> So any suggestions on a good Windows friendly antivirus program? Can't be
> a free one because I will also use it on some business computers and I
> prefer not to use McAfee or Norton.
>
> Thanks.
>

Microsoft Security Essentials

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

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Old 02-18-2010
MowGreen
 

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Re: Question about antivirus programs and windows updates.
Avast/AntiVir/NOD32/F-Secure all offer worthy AVs that are compatible
with Windows and will *usually*, never cause issues when the OS updates.

They also offer forms of security suites that I tend to steer away from
as, like yourself, I use an AV that focuses on malware prevention
instead of a suite that will make my bed in the morning, clean my house,
back up my data, and guard my toilet.

The first 2, Avast and AntiVir, offer free AV versions for Home Use.


MowGreen
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V wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I have been using the same antivirus for years, (CA Etrust) I have used this
> since 2000. I have had very rare issues with this program and never any
> conflicts with
> Windows Updates.
>
> What I am interested in finding out today is what other antivirus programs
> play well with Windows Updates?
>
> I read all the time in this NG about different AV products causing issues
> during update.
>
> You may be wondering why I am considering changing if I have been happy,
> well the company has made major changes to the most recent program version
> and is now sending notices about upgrading on a regular basis.
>
> I use an antivirus program for just that viruses, not spyware etc. I use
> different programs for other things, I don't like all in one programs. Now
> CA forces you to get protection other than virus protection in a full
> package.
>
> So any suggestions on a good Windows friendly antivirus program? Can't be a
> free one because I will also use it on some business computers and I prefer
> not to use McAfee or Norton.
>
> Thanks.
>
>

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Old 02-19-2010
Shenan Stanley
 

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Re: Question about antivirus programs and windows updates.
MowGreen wrote:
> They also offer forms of security suites that I tend to steer away
> from as, like yourself, I use an AV that focuses on malware
> prevention instead of a suite that will make my bed in the morning,
> clean my house, back up my data, and guard my toilet.


You leave your toilet unguarded?!

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Old 02-19-2010
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: Question about antivirus programs and windows updates.
Shenan Stanley wrote:
> MowGreen wrote:
>> They also offer forms of security suites that I tend to steer away
>> from as, like yourself, I use an AV that focuses on malware
>> prevention instead of a suite that will make my bed in the morning,
>> clean my house, back up my data, and guard my toilet.

>
> You leave your toilet unguarded?!


Believe me, no one would dare go near it. Fire in the hole!...
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Old 02-20-2010
MowGreen
 

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Re: Question about antivirus programs and windows updates.
PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> Shenan Stanley wrote:
>> MowGreen wrote:
>>> They also offer forms of security suites that I tend to steer away
>>> from as, like yourself, I use an AV that focuses on malware
>>> prevention instead of a suite that will make my bed in the morning,
>>> clean my house, back up my data, and guard my toilet.

>>
>> You leave your toilet unguarded?!

>
> Believe me, no one would dare go near it. Fire in the hole!...



Frijoles !


MowGreen
================
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Never Forgotten
================

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"Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
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Old 02-20-2010
20100220
 

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Re: Question about antivirus programs and windows updates.

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Believe me, no one would dare go near it. Fire in the hole!...


Because she is a fat smelly scum-sucking pig.


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Old 02-21-2010
V
 

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Re: Question about antivirus programs and windows updates.
Mow,

You mention many of the programs I have been considering. At this time I am
leaning toward NOD32. I am glad you mentioned it as I have actually only
learned of this program about a year ago and was unsure of it's history.

I am going to install the new version of my current program just to give
them one last chance as it has been a good program, however if that does
fail to make me happy I will give NOD32 the next chance.

On that note, the program I am using now does a good job of cleaning itself
up when you uninstall it. Have you ever had NOD32 installed and if so how
well did it clean it self upon removal?

Thanks
"MowGreen" <mowgreen@nowandzen.com> wrote in message
news:eZdw10NsKHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Avast/AntiVir/NOD32/F-Secure all offer worthy AVs that are compatible with
> Windows and will *usually*, never cause issues when the OS updates.
>
> They also offer forms of security suites that I tend to steer away from
> as, like yourself, I use an AV that focuses on malware prevention instead
> of a suite that will make my bed in the morning, clean my house, back up
> my data, and guard my toilet.
>
> The first 2, Avast and AntiVir, offer free AV versions for Home Use.
>
>
> MowGreen
> ================
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ================
>
> banthecheck.com
> "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
>
> V wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I have been using the same antivirus for years, (CA Etrust) I have used
>> this
>> since 2000. I have had very rare issues with this program and never any
>> conflicts with
>> Windows Updates.
>>
>> What I am interested in finding out today is what other antivirus
>> programs
>> play well with Windows Updates?
>>
>> I read all the time in this NG about different AV products causing issues
>> during update.
>>
>> You may be wondering why I am considering changing if I have been happy,
>> well the company has made major changes to the most recent program
>> version
>> and is now sending notices about upgrading on a regular basis.
>>
>> I use an antivirus program for just that viruses, not spyware etc. I use
>> different programs for other things, I don't like all in one programs.
>> Now
>> CA forces you to get protection other than virus protection in a full
>> package.
>>
>> So any suggestions on a good Windows friendly antivirus program? Can't be
>> a
>> free one because I will also use it on some business computers and I
>> prefer
>> not to use McAfee or Norton.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>>



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