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    Which antivirus?

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    Which antivirus would you recommend for schools?

    At the moment we have symantec but the problem is with the yearly client licenses you have to buy as well as it slows machine log ons!!!

    Can you recommend anything?

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    Sadly, I think you'll find all paid for ones are going to be yearly.

    But yes, it does slow them down, we learnt to live with it at the old place knowing it did a pretty good job though.

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    We use Kaspersky 6.0 which has been really good and always comes either top or not far away in the general AV ratings. They've just released an update to support Windows 7 and added a bunch of new features which I was pleased about. We previously used McAfee which bogged the systems down a bit.

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    Mcaffee or NOD32

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Mcaffee or NOD32
    Just ordered Nod32 on a 3 year licence with the exchange plugin from Yellowbus and got a very competative price.

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    I'd avoid Kaspersky, I've just moved 300 machines back from 6.0.4 to 6.0.3

    Even performance on 6.0.3 can only be described as "acceptable". 6.0.4 is terribly broken.

    Was on Nod v3 last year, much better performance, but v4 has some issues I believe.

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    I would think all commercia av vendors do multiple year licences i.e 3 or 5 years

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    Kaspersky

    Used Kaspersky back in version 5 days then had sophos last year but gone back to kaspersky and version 6 , latest update is working well on windows 7 machines . The support is also second to none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imiddleton25 View Post
    Used Kaspersky back in version 5 days then had sophos last year but gone back to kaspersky and version 6 , latest update is working well on windows 7 machines . The support is also second to none.
    do they not have an update or something that fixes the issues with version 4 - re call another post on edugeek where someone was having issues with version 4 on a server and was either advised to down grade the version on the server or to do a software update or not have it installed on a server at all ( cant remember exactly )

    Been a while since that post

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    Another vote for NOD32 here. Best AV I have had for a long time.

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    We have Symantec here also - wouldn't say i'm a fan or dislike the product but it comes free via the LA, so thats why I use it.

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    Just curious ref nod32 - if anyone who uses it could report back and let us know what nod32's support is like ref updates / fixes or resolving issues etc

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    If set up right, Sophos, had it for four years now and I like it, however a lot of members on edugeek hate it but each to their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzy View Post
    If set up right, Sophos, had it for four years now and I like it, however a lot of members on edugeek hate it but each to their own.
    Have had it at a few places I have worked and have found it really grinds the computer to a halt in comparison to nod32 or mcaffee

    I uninstalled it the other day for about a half hour and my computer was fine and re installed it and it was back to its old self of taking for ever to do anything - then again I don't have access rights to amend / change the config as they have set it up to do updates every 15 mins and to scan 3 or 4 times a day so prolly setup totally wrong - some confirmation would be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imiddleton25 View Post
    Used Kaspersky back in version 5 days then had sophos last year but gone back to kaspersky and version 6 , latest update is working well on windows 7 machines . The support is also second to none.
    I'm curious as to what your secret is. I'm unable to turn anymore components off, even without ant active kaspersky processes running I'm still seeing terriblly slow system.

    Login takes 3 times longer on the same machine when MP4 is put on and returns to normal when moving back to MP3. We aren't talking old machine here either, all core 2 with 2GB RAM, Vista or XP it makes no difference.

    Support have been unable to fix it, beyond going back to the old version and logging it as a fault. There were infact unconvinced as to my slowness until I sent a video with flash taking some 23 times longer doing the same thing after the AV was installed.

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