OT: Corporate antivirus

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----- "Hugo van der Kooij" <hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org> wrote:

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Gareth wrote:
| 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).

I think you will find that Trend has a relative small memory footprint.
But there are common mistakes people make in setting up Trend in domains
that will make machines start up rather slow. Please consult their
knowledgebase for a few of them.


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I am surprised by that.  Our company has just been taken over and the new company uses Trend.  We have just rolled it out to 800 machines and it does indeed run like the proverbial dog.  It sucks up memory, the patches/definitions are huge and on small WAN links completely saturate the bandwidth.  Not to mention its very very poor detection rate.  We did a test on a standalone machine, and out of 20 different viruses in managed to catch 1!  We imaged the machine again and did the same with NOD32 and it caught the lot.  Plus the latest version does not play well at all with Citrix servers!


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