Tuesday, 24 May 2011


CA AntiVirus Plus offers comprehensive professional-grade security to home and home office PC users. This easy-to-use security solution features one of the world's fastest scanning engines and protects against viruses, worms, spyware, and other online threats. Designed specifically for home and home office environments, CA AntiVirus Plus introduces some industry-leading anti-malware enhancements and automatic USB scanning technologies. It packs unprecedented power into an even smaller memory footprint, making your PC security leaner, meaner and smarter than ever before. The new release offers enhanced rootkit detection and removal. It also offers a visually refined, user-friendly interface that breaks down functions into intuitive sections. And CA AntiVirus Plus is auto-upgradeable, which means you don't have to check for product upgrades and go through cumbersome steps to step up your security. It all happens seamlessly, keeping your system fighting fit against the latest malware challenges. In addition to its fast scanning engine and smart malware detection capabilities, CA AntiVirus Plus includes automatic updates, intuitive wizards, and well-thought-out default settings to eliminate the need for you to baby-sit your security software and second-guess protection levels. CA AntiVirus Plus is all about top-notch security made easy. So you can browse, email, send files, and chat online securely and keep your PC running at top condition.


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Download Webroot Antivirus Antispyware v6.1.0.10

Aside from antivirus protection, Spy Sweeper continues to provide first-class antispyware protection. Webroot uses protective shields to protect your hard drive, blocking spyware and adware as it attempts to download. Within the Spy Sweeper Sweep section there are three options. Full Sweep scans all the files on your computer's attached drives. Quick Sweep offers a fast and light pass of your main drive system. Custom Sweep allows you to select individual drives or folders or exclude extensions.

But we found that deep scans for rootkits, pernicious little malware packages that hide deep within the system kernel, are now optional. Webroot says that its advanced heuristic rootkit protection can be time (and possibly resource) intensive, so Spy Sweeper 5.2 makes it an optional feature. With traditional antivirus packages, full rootkit protection, when offered, is enabled by default.

As previously mentioned, we also found aspects of traditional antivirus technology missing. Presently, Webroot includes only the On Demand Sophos virus inspection engine to check for and remove file infections. Missing is the Realtime Sophos virus engine that looks for active infections from e-mail, IM, and other vectors. Webroot says that functionality will come later, but it's a tad misleading to suggest that Spy Sweeper 5.2 with Antivirus is a complete antivirus solution.

In addition to adding the antivirus engine, it appears Webroot has made significant code tweaks under the hood to improve overall performance. In some cases they elected to make some scans optional. Thus, we found that Spy Sweeper 5.2 used fewer system resources while scanning than Spy Sweeper 5.

Check back in December to see how Spy Sweeper ranks among other antispyware apps at removing active spyware threats.

As for Spy Sweeper's reputation for software conflicts, that's improved as well. We installed Spy Sweeper 5.2 with ZoneAlarm Security Suite 6.7.5 on the same test machine and experienced no difficulties or conflicts, even with two antivirus engines present. That's because the antivirus engine in Spy Sweeper is passive, invoked only when actively scanning your PC. In general, you should never have two antivirus applications running on the same PC.


Download Symantec.AntiVirus.Corporate.Edition.v10.1

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition provides scalable, cross-platform virus protection for workstations and network servers throughout the enterprise. Symantec System Center enables centralized configuration, deployment, policy management, and reporting*, and allows administrators to audit the network to determine which nodes are vulnerable to virus attacks. Administrators can manage client and server groups logically, and can create, deploy, and lock down security policies and settings to keep systems up-to-date and properly configured.


F-PROT Antivirus has the advantage of reliability, ease of use and low resource consumption so your computer runs faster. It is also non-obtrusive so you get the work done without interference, while the antivirus runs quietly in the background. F-PROT Antivirus for Windows provides users with automatic real-time detection and removal of viruses, worms and trojans from files and e-mails, as well as offering the option of scheduling specific tasks. New and unknown threats are detected with F-PROT Antivirus advanced heuristics technology based on staff expertise, providing a strong defense for your computer. A one-year subscription to F-PROT Antivirus covers up to 5 computers in one home including all updates, upgrades as well as personal support.



Sophos Anti-Virus makes no bones about its corporate orientation; you couldn't buy a single-user copy even if you wanted to. Its features also focus on corporate needs, including good management tools for networking environments and free phone support. But Sophos's pricing--a 10-user license is roughly $60 per client, for instance--is slightly higher than that of most high-end, standalone antivirus programs, such as McAfee VirusScan 7.0 and Trend Micro's PC-cillin 2003. Its annual renewal fee is high, too: $600 for a 10-year license, while Norton and McAfee charge only $10 per user. In addition, the program lacks an integrated firewall (included with the more-affordable competition). Considering the trade-offs, Sophos is still worth considering for small-business IT managers because of its network tools.

Sophos Anti-Virus installed quickly and painlessly from its CD-ROM. The setup screen provides far more information than those of most antivirus apps; the CD includes monthly installation notes and setup guides. It's nice to know where to turn for help should the installation turn ugly. In a corporate environment, updated individual desktop installations of Sophos are accomplished via the network server, so the program loads fully updated and ready to go.