Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


woodson

230 posts

Master Geek


#191990 23-Feb-2016 12:39
Send private message

What do people recommend as a decent, low impact AV package for a small (4 or 5 PCs to be protected) business? I keep reading and re-reading reviews from all over the place for the "big boys" like Kaspersky, Bitdefender and Webroot. The more you read, the more negative elements you find about each one, and so the search becomes endless.

 

 

 

Any advice is much appreciated.


Create new topic
Inphinity
2765 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1497793 23-Feb-2016 12:48
Send private message

Eset


 
 
 

Trade NZ and US shares and funds with Sharesies (affiliate link).

xpd

xpd
aka Fast Raccoon !
13158 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1497797 23-Feb-2016 12:53
Send private message

Inphinity:

 

Eset

 

 

+1

 

 





       Gavin / xpd / FastRaccoon / Geek of Coastguard New Zealand

 

                      LinkTree -   kiwiblast.co.nz - Lego and more

 

       Support Kiwi music!   The People   Black Smoke Trigger   Like A Storm   Devilskin

 

                                            NZ GEEKS Discord______________________________

 

 


Dynamic
3603 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1497798 23-Feb-2016 12:55
Send private message

Everyone has their own pet AV product for their own reasons.  All AV programs are a PITA and a compromise.

 

Links that may be of interest:

 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2901447/bitdefender-kaspersky-top-list-of-best-windows-81-antivirus-software.html 

 

https://www.av-test.org/en/news/news-single-view/endurance-test-does-antivirus-software-slow-down-pcs/ 

 

I use BitDefender.





“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

 

Referral links to services I use, really like, and may be rewarded if you sign up:
PocketSmith for budgeting and personal finance management.  A great Kiwi company.




woodson

230 posts

Master Geek


  #1497853 23-Feb-2016 14:14
Send private message

Thanks for the advice guys, and that for the links Dynamic


1101
3091 posts

Uber Geek


  #1497877 23-Feb-2016 14:51
Send private message

NOD32/Eset

 

in general, basic AV only.
NOT internet security, or all dancing , all singing packages .

 

Malware can & does get past them all . Incl Eset .
Common sense is the best antimalware out there, but thats not allways an option with some staff in a business environment . smile


Dynamic
3603 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1497914 23-Feb-2016 15:36
Send private message

And layers of security....  decent antivirus scanning on incoming email for example makes a huge difference, particularly if the provider is using 2 or more antivirus engines scanning incoming messages.





“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

 

Referral links to services I use, really like, and may be rewarded if you sign up:
PocketSmith for budgeting and personal finance management.  A great Kiwi company.


stevenz
2800 posts

Uber Geek


  #1497966 23-Feb-2016 17:08
Send private message

Bear in mind that while ESET is a good product, the server-side web interface in the new 6.x version is _awful_.

 

Have dealt with the usual McAfee and Symantec products, ESET seems to have a _much_ lower impact on the client.

 

Recently (yesterday) did some tests of ESET versus System Center Endpoint, and SCEP missed a few things it probably should not have.

 

 







CYaBro
4141 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Subscriber

  #1497998 23-Feb-2016 18:21
Send private message

Another vote for Eset.

 

We have been a reseller since V2.7, and never had a reason to look at changing because it works.

 

 


1101
3091 posts

Uber Geek


  #1499131 25-Feb-2016 13:23
Send private message

On the radio today I heard the IT tech guru whos on air once a week recommend AVG

 

Really ???

 

frown


Create new topic





News and reviews »

InternetNZ Releases Internet Insights 2023
Posted 20-Feb-2024 10:31


Seagate Adds 24TB IronWolf Pro Hard Drives for Multi-user Commercial and Enterprise RAID Storage Solutions
Posted 19-Feb-2024 16:54


Seagate Skyhawk AI 24TB Elevates Edge Security Capacity and Performance
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:18


GoPro Releases Quik Desktop App for macOS and Introduces Premium+ Subscription Tier
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:14


Ring Introduces New Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro
Posted 9-Feb-2024 16:51


Galaxy AI Transforms the new Galaxy S24 Series
Posted 18-Jan-2024 07:00


D-Link launches AI-Powered Aquila Pro M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems
Posted 17-Jan-2024 20:02


Newest LG 4K Lifestyle Projector Doubles as Art Objet
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:50


More LG Smart TV Owners Set To Enjoy the Latest webOS Upgrade
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:45


Panasonic Announces the Z95A and Z93A With Fire TV Built In
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:30


Amazon Echo Pop Review
Posted 8-Jan-2024 14:22


Samsung Tab S9 FE Review
Posted 17-Dec-2023 08:26


Year in Search: What Kiwis Searched for in 2023
Posted 12-Dec-2023 08:18


New Air Traffic Management Platform and Resilient Buildings a Milestone for Airways
Posted 6-Dec-2023 05:00


Logitech G Launches New Flagship Console Wireless Gaming Headset Astro A50 X
Posted 5-Dec-2023 21:00









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







Backblaze unlimited backup