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    Moved to Nod32 two years ago and never looked back, small footprint so our old clients don't die during updates.

    Sophos and Symantec before and i didn't rate either, especially Symantec.


    @Michael, everyone has nightmares about an LEA picking Symantec AHHHHH!!!! :-)
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    I have just read an old E-Mail which mentions EAV Antivirus Suite Free Edition. Havent heard of it before and I can't look at the site from here because our ISP is blocking it. If you use this google search:

    Google Serach For EAV

    You will see the pages that are blocked for me. Might be worth a look? I am going to look at home tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I've never understood why other LA's around the country don't adopt the same policy. Choose an AV supplier and buy an agreement with them. Save schools thousands.
    We receive Symantec AV as part of our SIMS SLA through the LA.

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    @Michael, everyone has nightmares about an LEA picking Symantec AHHHHH!!!!
    Too true, that would be a nightmare!!! Sophos does feel like bloatware on older hardware, but machines with 1GB or more work just fine with Sophos.

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    I wonder which version of NOD32 you are using?
    I agree that versions 2.5 to 2.7 were excellent but the latest incarnation version3 seems to hog resources and cripply slow machines.

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    Thumbs up

    We use ESET NOD32. Great product! very low overhead and much better detection than symantec. Read an independant review here:

    http://anti-virus-software-review.to...32-review.html

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    Running 2.7 on most network machines version 3 on a couple and it does seem a bit heavier. It always seems the way when an AV product adds anti spyware scanning, that's when Symantec really went carp as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Too true, that would be a nightmare!!! Sophos does feel like bloatware on older hardware, but machines with 1GB or more work just fine with Sophos.
    Even on 1GB machines the HDD rattle is ridiculous, takes over the whole machine until it makes a large download (think somewhere around 25MB) then reinstalls itself, what happened to just updating virus defs not the whole bloody program

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    As Netman, moved to NOD32 from Sophos some months ago - much better - quicker - no problems at all - would recommend it

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    Anyone used CA antivirus r8.1? Just had the sales chap on the phone from Misco with a good price. We've got Symantec at present which ends in August so I was looking to change anyway.

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    We've got Sophos here, and we have no problems with it all!

    We're in our 2nd year of a 5-year deal (which was taken out 18 months before we arrived at the job so not our doing) but yeah, so far no complaints.

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    Hi,

    We use F-Secure here -provided by the county.
    I have opted to use the policy console vesion because I can control both what the PCs do and their installations remotely.
    Been ok for me so far - update happen automatically and nobody notices the PCs being upgraded.
    The only niggle is one of the modules in the setup priodically takes up to 60% of the CPU time and since this runs on a server everyone else suffers. Solved this by taking the application off main server.

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    Sophos is free to all London schools, so we have no choice. At another place we use LightSpeed - generally held to be OK on desktops, but rubbish on servers

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    Isnt Sophos now free to schools ?

    We were sent our free licence 2 months after a full subscription
    Only in London

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    sophos here did prefer v3-4 when it was just an anti-virus product.

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