Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Oct 2006 18:52 UTC, submitted by chimby
Privacy, Security, Encryption It's not just Symantec that wants to call foul on Microsoft; McAfee got in on the action today with a full-page ad in the print edition of the Financial Times. The ad accuses Microsoft of engaging in dangerous practices that are creating 'inherent weaknesses' in Windows Vista. And by 'inherent weaknesses', McAfee means limitations on what their own products can do.
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RE: when
by linuxh8r on Mon 2nd Oct 2006 21:28 UTC in reply to "when"
linuxh8r
Member since:
2006-01-09

Well then, it will be open-source to the rescue right? Oh that's right there already is an open-source anti-virus called ClamAV.

Are you suggesting ClamAV doesn't work or isn't effective?

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RE[2]: when
by valnar on Mon 2nd Oct 2006 23:57 in reply to "RE: when"
valnar Member since:
2006-01-17

ClamAV isn't effective NOW. It's one of the worst antivirus products out there. I certainly hope you aren't relying on it.

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RE[3]: when
by dylansmrjones on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 01:39 in reply to "RE[2]: when"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

ClamWin is actually really good. It's usually the first one to recognize new viruses, worms and trojans.

It doesn't know so many of the viruses from the 80'es and the early 90'es, but they are however irrelevant.

ClamWin (based on ClamAV) is usually a better choice than Kapersky.

ClamWin do not have on-access scanning, but that is irrelevant. On-access scanning tend to not work anyway.

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RE[2]: when
by abraxas on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 11:47 in reply to "RE: when"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Clamav is NOT an on demand scanner. Clamav is primarliy used in mail servers. Clamav definitely is not the best thing for a desktop machine because it can only get rid of viruses, it cannot prevent infections.

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