Originally posted by Tibbits:
Probably not what you want to hear, but the best virus protection is common sense, and keeping your software up-to-date.
I don't run any virus checking programmes; I never download untrustworthy files, I don't open unsolicited attachments, especially if they have a double extension, I run a software firewall...
first i guess i should say my hello's... i just stumbled in here.
now that is out of the way... just wanted to comment on what you had said tibbits. although common sense will take you a long way, it will not keep you safe... ESPECIALLY if you are using Microshot. the only way to accomplish what you are saying... is to NEVER get online (if you have a dial-up)... NEVER surf around... and NEVER recieve emails. I don't know about you... but that somewhat defeats the entire purpose, doesn't it?
on the few machines that I have left at home running win2k and my windows files server, i am using symantec corporate 8. through the smc, you can set your variables, and allow the server to handle all requests, or set it to allow each workstation to function independently. it also acts as a continual feed for updates, updating all of the machines it manages in one swoop, rather than one at a time, and will update as they become available... or within a specified time range. (mine is set to check once per hour)
that is by far the best setup you could get, but comes with a hefty price tag. if you are concerned about system resources, mcaffee will function the best under low available amounts.