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Topic # 191990 23-Feb-2016 12:39
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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.


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  Reply # 1497793 23-Feb-2016 12:48
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Eset


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  Reply # 1497797 23-Feb-2016 12:53
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Inphinity:

 

Eset

 

 

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  Reply # 1497798 23-Feb-2016 12:55
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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.





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  Reply # 1497853 23-Feb-2016 14:14
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Thanks for the advice guys, and that for the links Dynamic


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  Reply # 1497877 23-Feb-2016 14:51
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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


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  Reply # 1497914 23-Feb-2016 15:36
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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.





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  Reply # 1497966 23-Feb-2016 17:08
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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.

 

 





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  Reply # 1497998 23-Feb-2016 18:21
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Another vote for Eset.

 

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

 

 


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  Reply # 1499131 25-Feb-2016 13:23
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On the radio today I heard the IT tech guru whos on air once a week recommend AVG

 

Really ???

 

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