What about Sophos?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by main, Sep 3, 2003.

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  1. main

    main Guest

    I use mcafee internet security right now but I've been thinking of using sophos/pestpatrol and tiny 5.0.

    Which option do you think sounds better? I'm on 56k so I want to browse the web a bit faster if you know what I mean but Mcafee is a awesome AV, totally brillant.

    I don't know much about Sophos and I heard you got to update manually if you aren't running a server.
  2. Dark5tar

    Dark5tar Guest

    I wouldnt use sophos. From what I heard it wasnt that good of and AV. But thats just me.
  3. root

    root Registered Member

    Feb 19, 2002
    Missouri, USA
    Sophos is not so bad, but there are better. Why do you limit yourself to Sophos, PestPatrol, and Tiny?
    I'm sure if you open up your possibilities a little, you will get a lot of good suggestions here.
    McAfee does seem do do well on many of the comparison tests, but it also has a reputation for being a disaster on "some" computers.
    I'm a Kaspersky fan and there is KAV Lite for 20 USD if you want good basic protection, without a lot of settings.
    NOD is good, F-Secure is good. Lots of possibilities to tailor make your defenses to your individual preferences, setup, etc.
    Personally I feel if you don't use Kaspersky, it is also very important to get a good AT such as TDS3, BO Clean or Trojan Hunter.
    Look around this forum. There has been a lot of discussion on "whats the best".
  4. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    The Netherlands
    This has got little to do with AV, unless you're talking about downloading signatures. In that case there are several scanners that download only very small packages (try Avast for speed of downloading). If scanning speed is important, none beats NOD32.
    There are other factors important when it comes to speeding up the internet traffic on your system. For instance try Outpost: it disables ads, caches dns lookups and it helps stopping baddies.
  5. wizard

    wizard Registered Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Europe - Germany - Duesseldorf
    Sophos AV is a product that is designed for companies not for home users.

  6. dRag0nMa

    dRag0nMa Registered Member

    Aug 28, 2003
    SH China
    i think so.
    and i have to update ides every day manually:)
    i want to change to avp3.5 swiss edition...
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