Dr. Salomon antivirus

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  1. Oleg

    Oleg Registered Member

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    Did Mcafee buy Dr. Salomon a long time a go?
     
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    This was a very well-known UK AV Company, headed by Dr Alan Solomon who was one of the pioneers of the AV Industry.

    McAfee acquired Dr Solomons in 1998;

    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-510699.html
    http://www.vnunet.com/news/65221

    but not before some usual bully boy tactics were employed.

    The hybrid AV produced was McAfee's VirusScan 4.0, which combined Dr Solomon's virus engine with the VirusScan GUI.

    Dr Solomon's Homeguard was the first Home AV I used, many years ago and the product line is still available to-day; http://www.drsolomon.com/

    Very interesting link,Tap on Avast's history ;)
     
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  4. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    But Dr. Solomons antivirus is now only for the Mac.
     
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