a question about free anti-viruses

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ufoman, Jun 10, 2004.

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  1. ufoman

    ufoman Guest

    Hi
    Can anyone tell me if either of these free anti-viruses has a email scanner or other types of scanners? Or are they just on-demand type scanners only? Avast(free) or Antivir(free). Thanks for any help.
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I don't use either one of the av's you mentioned. I don't believe they have a mail scanner but they do scan attachments in your mail as you open them. They both have resident scanners as well as on demand. In my opinion avast is by far the superior av scanner. Check the links on their detection histories avast link to VB antivir link to VB
     
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    avast has an email scannser that works with outlook, outlook express, thunderbird, eudora, opera's m2, and etc.
     
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    Thanks for the info. ;)
     
  5. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Both have Real-Time (On-Access) scan engine,but AntiVir lacks mail scanner as someone mentioned above. avast! supports MS Outlook/The Bat! via plugin and all other mail clients via localhost proxy.
     
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