Betwwen AOL Active Virus Shield and eTrust

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by optigrab, Aug 20, 2006.

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  1. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

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    Using F-secure at home, but considering changing my mom's AV from eTrust (free from her ISP) to AOL Active Virus Shield. Certainly a stripped-down KAV clone is appealing, but eTrust has dedicated email scanning. I'd say knowing my mom's surfing habits that email vulnerability is the biggest concern. But I also realize that AOL Active Virus Shield will scan email-borne malware before it loads.

    I'd also add that I like the unobtrusiveness and lightness of eTrust on my mom's machine.

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  2. RejZoR

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  3. ASpace

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    In addition AOL Active VS 's detection rate is much bigger than Etrust's since it uses Kaspersky's definitions .
     
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  4. RejZoR

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    Well, i think thats really the most obvious thing about Kaspersky itself...
     
  5. ASpace

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    I would prefer not to discuss this :D Thanks ;)
     
  6. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

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    Thanks RejZoR for setting me straight on this point. It doesn't appear that the eTrust version run here has anything similar to Web scanner or Proactive Defense either, so it seems nothing is sacrificed by switching to AOL ActiveVirusShield.
     
  7. tiagozt

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    AOL better
    No doubt
     
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