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General Chat Thread, Antivirus for home? in General; Oh good, another Sophos knocking thread. ;-) My turn - Sophos is crap....
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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Oh good, another Sophos knocking thread. ;-)
    My turn - Sophos is crap.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    @SimpleSi Still legal! From the Sophos website:
    Protect students and staff anytime, anywhere
    Updating is monitored and controlled so that staff and students working remotely are constantly protected from viruses when they connect to the school network. Protection for staff home computers is also included with all enterprise-wide licenses.
    @OP sorry for going off topic!

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Protection for staff home computers is also included with all enterprise-wide licenses.
    Very interesting - we were told something different !!!!

    Time to go off to Lancs forum to have a private discussion (now where are my gloves....)

    regards

    Simon

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    I use also use Avast with no problems . I was using Zone Alarm firewall with Avast but was warned of a possible software conflict. I also found that the vsmon service uses quite a bit of memory at times so I'm now using COMODO firewall. The free stuff is good.

    Norton slows up the system :cry: and Sophos does not always detect viruses :cry: so I don't recommend them.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    free avg. it updates itself and stuff

    www.free.grisoft.com

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    I use also use Avast with no problems . I was using Zone Alarm firewall with Avast but was warned of a possible software conflict. I also found that the vsmon service uses quite a bit of memory at times so I'm now using COMODO firewall. The free stuff is good.

    Norton slows up the system :cry: and Sophos does not always detect viruses :cry: so I don't recommend them.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcrazy04
    I use Avast here.
    It is however possible to get a licence of McAffee for free (I'm happy with Avast though). It's supposedly exclusively for natwest customers, but there isn't any checking. Just go to www.nwolb.com, when you get the logon screen, click "Logout" in the top right hand corner, and then on the "special offers" page which loads, scroll down the bottom to the free McAffee offer, you should then be redirected to a cobranded section of the McAffee website.
    Nice heads up on that one! Thanks

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Kaspersky is what I use. Never had a problem with it!

    Rob.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    I tend to recommend AVG free. You just go their website and download no messing about.

    I tend to use with defender anti spyware and windows firewall.

    For actual web usage though i just use a mac.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    AVG - and the Comodo firewall - works for me!

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    I used to run eTrust (which we use at school) and now I am on AVG. I really like it and it does a heck of a job for free.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Sophos is great for home now that the mess of v5 has ended. I have been using it for months and as for the resource complaints I dont have any.
    I have seen the mess that the McAfee suite makes of ram usage when you install it at home. Every install I have seen of a McAfee suite (several versions) has been terrible to use and increased start up time by huge amounts. I would never recommend it to anyone. The enterprise version I hope is better but this discussion is about home edition which includes firewall etc.
    As for AVG, I hate it and so far find infections on most of my mates pc's while they are running fully updated free AVG at home. It seems to cover only the most specific of virus's/trojans and generally I tell people to remove it and use our sophos or trend home suite (if not staff).
    I would never really trust AVG again based on this experience and it grates me as it gives the false sense of protection when I found it provides very little.
    Sophos runs fine at home for me and it picks up a LARGE amount more then AVG.
    Thats my $0.02 anyway.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    I used to use Eset Nod32 2.7 with a Linksys Router, Windows Firewall, not bee hit in ages. Recently moved to ESET Home Security suite, seems even better, with firewall, anti-spam, anti-virus and other tools, for around £40.00 what could be better, Eset are very proactive and better then anything around at present. As for the freebies I wouldn't really trust them.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Use AVG Free at home with Windows Defender. Hav'nt had a hit is a long time.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    I found clamwin last night which is good but at the moment doesn't do on access scanning apart from emails which is bad.

    Ben

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