Virii detection very low

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at
Wed Oct 26 20:47:20 IST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
> Behalf Of Glenn Steen
> Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 3:35 PM
> Subject: Re: Virii detection very low
> On 26/10/05, Julian Field <MailScanner at> wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > Scott Silva wrote:
> >
> > >>You could also add the Bitdefender package. It is also free, and can
> be
> > >>an added safety net just in case a wild Clam update renders it useless
> > >>for a day or more.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > What exactly is the licensing situation for Bitdefender?
> > Is it really free as in beer for all situations? Or when do you have to
> > pay for it?
> > How do Bitdefender make any profit? (assuming it's not free-as-in-
> speech)
> >
> There is a note on this in the wiki
> (
> nder:install)
> ...
> I think they don't really realize just how useful the "cli onlt"
> version is to us:-). And then, as with most AV vendors, the
> bread&butter likely comes from windoze desktops... I'm not sure we
> want to dig any deeper here;-)

I bought and use the Windows Bitdefender 9 Professional Plus version on
three desktops and am very pleased with the product. I think it's much
better behaved than the McAfee and Symantec products. There have been NO
problems, infections, web junk, etc. in the 1 1/2 years+ I've been using the
product (ringing endorsement). Note that thanks to MailScanner I do find the
e-mail scanning function a bit unnecessary :)

I don't think I would have considered or known about the desktop version
unless I'd used the free Linux version. 


Stephen Swaney
Fort Systems Ltd.
stephen.swaney at

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