Mcafee misses virus, F-Prot picks it up

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Main, Apr 11, 2003.

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  1. Main

    Main Guest

    Are you sure I should have this Av as my resident shield, it doesn't seem to do much.
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

    Apr 27, 2002
    Hi Main,

    I think we would need a little more information on what exactly happened, to give you a founded judgement on that. ;)


  3. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

    Feb 13, 2002
    New York
    Every AV can miss a virus. That is where you (user/consumer) play important rule. Send infected or suspected file to AntiVirus vendor that you currently use. ;)

  4. Main

    Main Guest

    Pretty sure it was another script, these things never seem to be caught in Mcafee but I'm okay with it.

    I have faith in Mcafee even though at times I want to get rid of it.

    Hopefully these little viruses that it can't catch aren't a major threat on my system.

    It's good to have 2 av's on board to make sure.
  5. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    Annie's Pub
    2 av's on your system is not a guarantee to make 100% sure every virus will be catched.

    A lot of people think the same way like you, and assume they are completely safe with 2 or even more av's on one system, and are very surprised when a virus was not catched by one or more installed av-programs.

    It is just like Technodrome explained already: "Every AV can miss a virus".

    Better 1 top-notch av on your system then 2 or more other av's, and besides that, most of the top-notch av's are using the Kaspersky Engine.
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