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1101
17-07-2013, 04:51 PM
Yes dial up. Some people still use it. :badpc:
No, its not my PC. No they wont be going to broadband.

So what AV program to use with dial up. The updates will need to be small obviously .
Since they wont pay for broadband, they wont be paying for AV, so the AV will need to be freeware, liming the choices
AVAST, MSSE , Avira or ??
perhaps even clamwin ??

dialup, forget about Win updates & security patches I guess.. :banana:banana

wratterus
17-07-2013, 04:55 PM
NOD32 is the lightest I know of.

1101
17-07-2013, 05:11 PM
They Wont be payin for NOD, they wont even pay for usable internet.
:-(

inphinity
17-07-2013, 05:12 PM
I don't know if any of the current AVs will even install on Windows 95...

1101
17-07-2013, 05:27 PM
Its Windows Vista

Speedy Gonzales
17-07-2013, 05:27 PM
Forget about the net then if theyre not updating it. It may not last long enough to stay online :p

1101
17-07-2013, 05:42 PM
Forget about the net then if theyre not updating it. It may not last long enough to stay online :p

Its a customers PC. They want AV on it .
I have to give them some options/advice, apart from allready telling them most AV programs arnt really going to work well on dial up.
He was really keen to put Mcafee Internet Security on it (free 1 year licence) . God knows what that McAfee firewall could do to DUN ,famous for being hard to remove as well, I told him its NOT a good option.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgf5PaBzyg

Speedy Gonzales
17-07-2013, 05:44 PM
Mcafee is famous for crashing windows too lol. I wouldnt pay for it, even for $1

wratterus
17-07-2013, 05:58 PM
I would go for Avast in this case in that case. :p

zqwerty
17-07-2013, 07:20 PM
100 million Chinese can't be wrong:

http://www.neowin.net/news/baidu-antivirus-34234811

http://www.zdnet.com/cn/baidu-launches-free-pc-maintenance-antivirus-tool-7000017133/

bk T
17-07-2013, 10:31 PM
100 million Chinese can't be wrong:

http://www.neowin.net/news/baidu-antivirus-34234811

http://www.zdnet.com/cn/baidu-launches-free-pc-maintenance-antivirus-tool-7000017133/

Anyone here using it, or tried/tested it?

Greg
17-07-2013, 10:45 PM
What's wrong with MSSE? Its covered my Vista lappie for ages.

Speedy Gonzales
18-07-2013, 11:20 PM
Depends what the specs are on this PC. If its slow, MSSE will make it slower

gary67
19-07-2013, 07:53 AM
Depends what the specs are on this PC. If its slow, MSSE will make it slower

So everyone says yet when I tried the trial of Nod on 2 dual core duos here they were slower than when running MSSE

1101
19-07-2013, 09:42 AM
So everyone says yet when I tried the trial of Nod on 2 dual core duos here they were slower than when running MSSE

I havnt really seen that myself , we're a reseller & have installed many NOD's on some pretty crappy P4 PC's .... not saying it wont happen though :-)
Was that Nod Internet Security Suite, or Nod AV only ??

Nod AV's startup scan can cause a startup delay , I have had to disable NODS startup scan due to complaints on some older PC's & lappies. Geeze, I mean cant they wait for that extra 30sec to load Win :groan:

Mirddes
20-07-2013, 01:01 PM
linux

wainuitech
20-07-2013, 03:16 PM
Anyone here using it, or tried/tested it? Looked at their site in the link - first thing that looks sus:
What's new in Baidu Antivirus version 3.4.2.34811:
Added the offline installer (contain full Avira virus database) on official website


So its mostly Avira software under a different name :rolleyes:

PPp
20-07-2013, 06:04 PM
Don't get MSSE, I've been using it for ages an just got sick of mopping up after it. It has never picked up anything in realtime and maybe 1 item ages ago on a scan. Malwarebytes and Superantispyware have picked up quite a few nasties that MSSE has missed, especially lately. I have dropped MSSE and am currently on a 1 month trial of NOD32 which picked up a bit more rubbish missed by everything before. Avast seems to attempt to cover a few more things, ie email than the opposition, but you can guarantee it won't be all that good(get what you pay for). Maybe get them to use it, some antmmalwae programs, and advise online scans periodically, then you would increase the time before they need you to do cleanups. They may get sick of of all the effort to protect the computer and decide to spend a few bucks instead??