@mods: feel free to concatenate this post with my previous post
Tried a trial verson of Kapersky, was pretty impressed with it. small footprint compared to Mcafee.
stay away from norton, my friend had it, seemed to let everything in and its just too resource hungry.
Not only that, when it scanned and selected infected files to remove, it removed a $hitload of system files also, might aswell of just restored the image right then!
dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze
A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.
Enter, F8, Esc, D, Enter, L, Enter, Up, Enter
I should get a tattoo of that.
I felt like bending the bars back, and ripping out the window frames and eating them. yes, eating them! Leaping, leaping, leaping! Colonics for everyone! All right! You dumb*sses. I'm a mental patient. I'm *supposed* to act out!
This may be true however, it may be wiser to a instruct the employees better on what to and not to download or the types of emails they should open etc. Also on what sites should be visited or left alone.Okay, I'm only answering one point here, AV for windows.
From the point if view of someone that works as a tech, most of my day is spent doing the mind-numbing tedious task of removing virii and spyware from systems.
Or all of this can be limited by the admins.
Now it is true you are not going to catch everything every single time but I bet with better security awareness training in place it would limit the amount of garbage you would receive.
It is also understood that the above may not be feasible in your case.
I use the AVG on one of my windows boxes and have never had any virus or worm problems. Having said that I also know not to go to websites of "ill repute"
But for a paid application I have put money on Norton Enterprise edition and have never had a problem with it either.
If only it was the Employees...
I work in Retail. It's the Customers (Fairly often, the same offenders) who go to dodgy sites and just click "yes" to everything.
In the past though, I have worked in a sysadmin role, and had a fairly comprehensive list in hosts.txt. I found that worked nicely. The ones who knew where it was (And what to do with it) generally knew what was acceptable, and that if I/We found something dodgy, then we could audit it back to them, and have words about appropriate work-related content. I had no problem with Hotmail for example, but would get more than a bit annoyed if someone decided to surf hardcore gay porn (yup, and he wondered why we sized down his share on the server to 10MB, and had a script that ran each night that deleted anything like avi, mov, wmv, mp3). I much prefer to instill common sense in users (I know, it's a thankless task sometimes), than to blanket-ban a load of sites.
The basis of the my last post was that it was quoted that "Funnily enough, those with AVG (free) are usually riddled."
My point is that I use AVG Free edition and have had no problems with it.
Again however it must be noted that we can "surf the net" knowing that virii and other choice pieces of code can "lurk around the corner", and know how to deal with such threats. Of course the above is not true for most of the general population of computer users. Only wanted to point out that I used the product (AVG Free) and have had good results with it.
However I understand what you mean InSanCen about people blindly clicking yes to everything.
Hopefully that clears things up a bit more.
I spent a few hours via remote desktop cleaning up my brothers friends PC the other day. It had over 40 spy/mal/adware, 2 rootkits, 8 trojans and a virus on it that kept deleting recently downloaded exe files...which I found odd. I installed both AVG[free] and AVG-Anti Spyware on his machine, installed Firefox and defragged it. It works a treat now.
...Yes he is one of those guys who click YES to everything.