A Different Type Of AV Qusestion.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Mannaggia, Nov 18, 2004.

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  1. Mannaggia

    Mannaggia Registered Member

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    A question about NAV and McAfee. Instead of using the old "is one better than the other" question, I thought I would ask, is there an advantage using one over the other"?
     
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    No
    both come in a pretty box (your pick: red or yellow)
    both will cost you money
    both have advantages (good scanning) and disadvantages (liveupdate vs activex)

    You choose.
     
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    Ah yes, but what about support! If things go wrong Symantec will leave you in the lurch, maybe McAfee are better in this respect?

    Also Norton is notoriously unreliable as far as, say, Live Update is concerned and is more likely to go wrong.

    Maybe McAfee updates more regularly than the once or twice a week of Norton?

    The detection rates achieved by McAfee these days are impressive, it regularly beats Norton in tests.

    Norton used to cause some of my programs to crash (notably 'Picture It') probably McAfee won't do that?

    Norton is very difficult to uninstall - perhaps McAfee is slightly easier?

    McAfee is not light on resources but maybe it's better than Norton, which really can slow things down.

    It also depends on whether you use the FW as well - Norton is not so safe 'out of the box' as it should be and allows some progs to create their own rules which has possible dangers. Maybe McAfee is better here as well?

    I can't think of any excuse for anyone using Norton, unless of course you have it pre-loaded on your machine at purchase and don't know any better!
     
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    Hmm. I'm thinking I'm going to give both of them a pass.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Personally I have used mcafee on quite a few different computers and it has always worked well as long as you use version 6 or above. My personal fav is 7.03.6000

    bigc
     
  7. Mannaggia

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    Hi bigc73542. Didn't the fact that McAfee, only updates virus signitures once a week, except if there is a serious virus out break, concern you? I know you can download the dat files manually, but I don't want to have to go through the hassle. I guess I'm lazy.[​IMG]
     
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    I have never been infected useing mcafee and the weekly updates don't bother me at all. if something bad hits the net, mcafee comes out with a special dat to cover it.

    bigc
     
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    i think mcafee is one of the top AV's at dectecting viruses, so mcafee is a very good choice, you can't go wrong.
     
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    Simple question, simple answer:

    McAfee detection rate is much better then NAV.


    Ciao,

    Smokey
     
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    Thanks everyone for your imput. [​IMG]
     
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