AV for dialup connection

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  1. Clive T

    Clive T Registered Member

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    Any views on a (preferably free) AV prog for one of my clients who is still on a dialup connection. In other words, which prog is likely to update with small incremental patches rather than a mega, all-in-one cumulative, dialup stopper?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    drweb is your best bet for dialup & lower end machines.

    15mb installation
    15mb HD space
    15kb updates

    or there abouts ;)

    but not free sorry.
     
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    Here in the backwoods I am still restricted to dial-up and the best AVs I have tried for this type of connection are Dr Web, NOD and F-Prot, in that order.

    Of the free AVs, IME, Avast is probably the best one with its push updates and AntiVir the worst because of its Classic Servers.
     
  4. Clive T

    Clive T Registered Member

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    Thank you both. Two votes for Dr Web so far. I use NOD32 on my machines here - and have run it very successfully on dial-up. It's my preferred solution but I have a client who seems reluctant to spend money, hence the query about free progs.
     
  5. ASpace

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    Just a tip - if you upgrade to ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0 , your updates will be smaller than those with v2 , which makes it the better one for dial-up users
     
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    i confirm it:thumb:
     
  7. larryb52

    larryb52 Registered Member

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    I agree, small update & does so on connection, the protection is well worth the price...if free it has to be then Avast & that is from experience I have used both with good success...
     
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    Isn't there more than "small updates" to consider?like how much does each AV's web protection component slow down the connection?
     
  9. larryb52

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    don't think Avast nor Nod would interfer there...
     
  10. Clive T

    Clive T Registered Member

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    Not to get into the NOD 2 v 3 debate here but I've reverted to v2.7 on my three machines because of various issues I've had and I'm reluctant to push a paid product I don't feel happy with myself. I think I might install Avast, Nod32 v2 and Dr Web for him in that order (not all together, obviously!) and see how things work out.

    Thanks for all your responses.
     
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