OT: Corporate antivirus

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Jan 23 19:30:43 GMT 2008

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I know this is all OT, but if you really want to run XP in 256Mb then I 
recommend XPLite. I used to run XP on an OQO with 256Mb of RAM in it, 
and ran firefox and thunderbird on it without it swapping.

But no, I certainly didn't try to run a virus scanner on it!

It can be done, but it has to be done carefully or you wind up with a 
system that runs like a stuffed pig (or like vista).

Scott Silva wrote:
> on 1/23/2008 8:28 AM Gareth spake the following:
>> We have been using Trend for the last few years but the latest version
>> we upgraded to a year ago has really gone downhill. We had to upgrade
>> the XP machines from 256MB to 512MB just so that the machine did not
>> take over 5 minutes to boot (no exaggeration).
>> What do you recommend as a good corporate antivirus and preferebly anti
>> spyware product as we are seriously considering switching?
>> Thanks
>> Gareth
> 256 megs and XP takes time to boot even without a virus scanner, but 
> we are using McAfee corporate 8.5 and it seems to be fairly unobtrusive.
> But 256 meg machines are just slow with XP. 384 megs is enough to see 
> a difference.


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