Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by notageek, Mar 7, 2003.
Does anyone know if McAfee 7.0 comes with an ingoing and outgoing email scanner?
There is a feature called HAWK, which scans incoming email.
Thanks Technodrome. I'm still deciding on if I want to get NV 2003 or McAfee 7.0. Does anyone know how long McAfee offers their free subscription for updates? I know NAV offers a 12 month subscription.
My advice: take McAfee VirusScan 7.
Reasons (I'm to lazy to write, just picked following at Cnet but I agree with their opinion):
"Like its archrival Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition (NAVPE) 2003, McAfee VirusScan Professional 7.0 automatically downloads up-to-date virus definitions from the Internet; provides a cogent, lucid interface that's quick to navigate; squashes malicious scripts, worms, viruses, and other digital miscreants; and is reasonably priced at about $60. Unlike NAVPE 2003, VirusScan Professional 7.0 has superior technical support and faster scanning times, and it comes with a firewall--essential for anyone with an always-on DSL or cable-modem Net connection. Although it's a tad less slick-looking than NAVPE 2003, VirusScan Professional 7.0 is a fine first-time antivirus choice for any Windows user. If you're choosing between NAVPE 2003 and VirusScan Professional 7.0, we give the edge to VirusScan Professional 7.0."
Besides that, the McAfee VirusScan 7 engine is pretty good.
BTW: the free subscription for updates is 1 year.
I picked up my VS7 at WalMart for under $40 and I like it. I would prefer more frequent updates than the weekly they offer, although on occasion I've gotten two in a week.
Other than the above, I find McAfee light on resources, but I have a fairly new generic computer with better than a Gig processor and 548RAM, which I'm sure helps keep things up to speed.
I don't know that McAfee is at the top, with NOD32 or Kaspersky or one or two others, but I rate them in the top 5
Thanks for the insight guys.
My personal Top-3 of AV-scanners:
1. KAV Personal Pro 4
2. RAV Desktop 8.6
3. McAfee VirusScan 7
As you can see, there is no free AV-scanner in my list, but tiill yet reality is that you have to pay for a top-notch scanner.
Anyone know if you have to use the built in firewall with McAfee? I'm using sygate and really like it. I really don't want to change to something that might not be so good.
No you dont have to use the Mcafee firewall.
Sygate will be detected during the install, so only VS will be installed.
There might be a warning, that you have another firewall installed, but just proceed with the install.
FW4 will not be installed.
Thanks DK. I'm going to research the firewall that comes with McAfee and see if it's really any good.
I dont know which are the best, but ive heard, that FW4 is a quite competent firewall.
Passed all stealth/ probe test ive tried
Thanks for the info DK. Is it call McAfee firewall 4?
Mostly its just called FW4
Just for the record,and upppps perhaps a little offtopic( sorry for that )
A firewall that is confirmed running well with VS7, is Zapro.( mcafee online)
PS. Didnt want to start a new topic, just to say that VS7 " do run well with Zapro)
Mods. Hope you forgive me
In addition of your explanation, when VirusScan is installed, VS asks conformation to install the build-in firewall.
Yes , thats right.
Thanks for the addition/correction.
Been a while since i last installed it
If its aint broke , you know
I read somewhere that McAfee 7.0 works well with sygate also but you know you have to try it and see.
I use KAV Pro on my main pc and Mcafee 7 on my secondary one. KAV is probably more thorough but Mcafee is much faster on scanning.
KAV updates daily, whereas Mcafee generally update once or twice a week. Mcafee is good value IMO, renewing the license is only about $15/yr which is not bad at all. KAV pro is expensive but then you could always opt for KAV lite which is only $23/yr.
Of course any programme only shows it's worth when it's tested. KAV zapped the J/noclose virus before it could hit my pc so showed it's mettle there.
Mcafee hasn't been tested so far so can't really say
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