Antivirus Solution for Desktops

Julian Field mailscanner at
Fri Nov 7 08:57:21 GMT 2003

I vote for F-Prot and Sophos.
I vote against F-Secure (I tried it and it brought my laptop to its knees).

At 05:58 07/11/2003, you wrote:
>CA etrust is only $14 bucks regardless of server or workstation and can be
>centrally managed. Panda comes in second.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf
>Of Marco Obaid
>Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 12:56 AM
>Subject: OT: Antivirus Solution for Desktops
>I am evaluating my options to migrate our users' AV desktop protection from
>Command AV to another product. Can any of you recommend a Desktop AV
>solution to be deployed to around 1000 PCs (95% running windows)?
>The most important criteria to me are:
>* The AV software has to be light weight in resource-consumption.
>   The product we are currently using literally consumes over 70% of
>   (users are not happy)
>* Ease of maintenance in terms of pushing updates/new definitions from
>   a centeralized server. (we don't care too much about the bells and
>* Reasonable cost. (not too expensive, not too cheap)
>* Finally, good techincal support record.
>Within those boundries, what would you recommend based on your experience?
>Thank you for any input and my apologies for posting a non-MS related topic.

Julian Field
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