[THIN] Re: OT: Anti-Virus Vendors (AGAIN)

  • From: Henry Sieff <hsieff@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 09:31:14 -0600

NAV does update every day.

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> From: Jeff Durbin [mailto:techlists@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 8:11 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] OT: Anti-Virus Vendors (AGAIN)
> 
> 
> There was a discussion last month about which AV vendor has the best
> product. Yesterday, I scanned 3 machines at one of my 
> customers with Trend
> Micro's Housecall - the free online virus scan. All three 
> machines were
> running Norton AntiVirus (either 2000 or 2003) and all had 
> the latest AV
> definitions from Symantec. I found viruses on two of the 
> three machines.
> Norton's realtime protection was enabled on all of them, so 
> it wasn't that
> it hadn't seen the files. In fact, once I found a virus on 
> one, I scanned
> the folder with NAV, which *didn't* find it. 
>   I'm telling this just to throw the information out there. What I'm
> concerned about though, is the dates on the virus defs. I 
> scanned them on
> the 9th, and the virus defs were dated the 4th. Aren't there 
> new viruses
> produced every day? If so, wouldn't you want a vendor that 
> updates every
> day? Anyone else seen these problems with NAV? 
>  
> Jeff Durbin
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