[CS-FSLUG] OT: Conficker and Virus Scanners

Frank Bax fbax at sympatico.ca
Tue May 26 13:35:37 CDT 2009

Davo Smith wrote:
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 1:50 PM, Frank Bax <fbax at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>> Davo Smith wrote:
>>> The best advice, overall, would be to avoid Norton, which uses the
>>> most resources, for the worst detection rates.
>> I've heard this before; are there websites to support this claim?
> OK, I take it back - http://www.av-comparatives.org/ - seems to have a
> good roundup of anti-virus performance (speed) and detection rates,
> and, at a brief glance, recent versions of Norton/Symantec do very
> well (the problems with it may be historical - but I've often found
> computers with versions of Norton I've experienced 'felt' slow).

I suppose I should have mentioned that my experiences were also 2-3 
years ago ("broken" computers would start working when Norton/Symantec 
software was removed).  One thing about IT in general - it's certainly 
difficult to keep up with who's at the top (in almost any category).

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