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 PostPost subject: Is Sophos AV any good?        Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:17 pm 
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My university has free copies of Sophos antivirus available, so I'm thinking of taking them up on their offer. Though would Sophos be better than the AVG I have on my current machine?

I thought I'd ask because last time I was provided with antivirus software, it was Norton AV corporate, and it did not run nicely. :P

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Any antivirus is better then none but I strongly reccomend Norton Corporate AntiVirus Client.

Norton AV Client Corporate is probably the best and lightest edition :)

Maybe you tried installing their system suite?

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Yes, but its still bloatware. Norton is nutorious for it. Even their Ghost is bloated but I only use it because it actually works.

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For the four months I had Symantec Antivirus corporate 10, it wasn't *that* bloated, but the autodetection was hopeless. If I had a useful network security tool like nmap it would delete it, but when I had dodgy files from various P2P downloads (which were definitely virii, I ran them in a VM to see what they would do), it either wouldn't detect them, or it wouldn't be able to remove them. It'd pop up the Autoprotect box, but then the list would be empty, or it would cry "access denied!"

I think I'll go the Sophos ...

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i remember using it years and years ago, but i can't really compare it now :D. its free so get it anyway


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Hmm, I installed Sophos. The UI is nice, and it seems to detect viruses. However, it's sitting here in the background using about 60MB of RAM in total (35MB for the SAVService.exe and 25mb for the various other services it runs). I'm running this on a machine with plenty of RAM, but 60MB while it's not doing anything is just stupid. :P

I think I'll go either back to AVG or to Avast, not sure.

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I use NOD32 and this is a great piece of software. It's fast, doesn't use much memory and detects almost all viruses.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:18 am 
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In my experience Spy Sweeper is the best anti virus/ ad ware/ spyware is the best avliable


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Sophos is used at my work and I find it quite good but with all the restrictions on the pcs you cant be sure


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