Please Help me Design this AV Setup

Discussion in 'Anti-Virus' started by greg.wilder@insightbb.com, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. Guest

    I am basically looking for a good on-demand scanner. I do not want any
    part of the program resident. Basically, I want to use Windows XP
    scheduler to download the virus updates every day. Then use scheduler
    to scan each of my hard drives.

    I really want to use the scheduler and not have to do manually each
    day.

    I have tried many AV programs over the years, and currently using
    NOD32. Even NOD32 slows my system down. I am a heavy internet user, but
    am very cautious about the sites I go to, and the files I download. In
    10 years of heavy internet usage, I have only had 1 or 2 virus files
    over that time.

    Can AVG, AVAST, or Bitdefender do this? From my previous experience, I
    have not been able to configure to do what I am requesting here.

    Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all in
    advance...

    Greg
     
    , Oct 8, 2005
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  2. Bill Guest

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    Any number of AV's will perform your desired functions. If resource
    usage is an issue, you may want to try EZ-Anti-Virus by Computer
    Associates.
     
    Bill, Oct 8, 2005
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  3. Art Guest

    That's a lot of wear and tear on hard drives.
    How about manually every week or two along with several other routine
    checks, cleanups and a defrag. You should be using Ad-Aware and Spybot
    scanners as well as a antivirus scanner.
    No need to take any hits at all if you're careful and use sane third
    party internet apps.
    Take a look at KASFX (see my sig). You update it with the included
    KAV-UP.BAT file. The scan engine is the best (Kaspersky). Manually
    scan downloads. And consider manually scanning just Windows once in
    awhile. Do your more thorough and more inclusive overall checks
    and maintenance on a semi-monthly to monthly basis.

    Art

    http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg
    Free antivirus:
    http://www.ik-cs.com/programs/virtools/KASFX.EXE
    http://www.claymania.com/KASFX.EXE
    http://tinyurl.com/azzkc
     
    Art, Oct 8, 2005
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