How is Sophos Antivirus?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by R Green -, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Anybody's used it? Any comments on Sophos and its ability to protect your
    R Green -, Jan 8, 2004
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  2. SAVs virus detection is very good. It's ability to "protect" your
    computer is no better or worse than any other anti-virus product

    Considering that anti-virus software is by its very nature reactionary
    and can only "protect" against what it already knows. Relying on it to
    protect you from viruses is a little like hiring Willie Sutton to guard
    a bank. . . it looks good on the surface but in reality all it does is
    offer a false sense of security.

    I'm not to saying you shouldn't use anti-virus software. Anti-virus
    software should be a part of your overall defense strategy, but it
    should not be a replacement for the zealous practice of Safe Hex.


    Jeff Setaro
    jasetaro <at>
    PGP Key IDs DH/DSS: 0x5D41429D RSA: 0x599D2A99 New RSA: 0xA19EBD34
    Jeffrey A. Setaro, Jan 8, 2004
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  3. R Green -

    johns Guest

    Can't even begin to compare with f-secure. Not
    even remotely close in accuracy and updates.
    McCaffey pretty good too, and possibly even
    more cautious in early warnings of possible

    johns, Jan 8, 2004
  4. How about as compared to latest v. of Norton's AV?


    to reply, replace the obvious with the name of the huge cable company that
    rhymes with Brooklyn Dodgers. :)
    His Boy Elroy, Apr 10, 2004
  5. R Green -

    Richard Guest

    Richard, Apr 26, 2004
  6. R Green -

    John Guest

    Same here. I have been using it since 1997.
    Most AV software is far superior to NAV / Symantec AV, imho.

    John, May 11, 2004
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