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(The Register)   Sophos release AV update that recognises itself as a virus, and any other update software. Bonus: It can't be undone remotely   ( theregister.co.uk) divider line
    More: Dumbass, SOPHOS, campus network, A.V., false positives, quality assurance, malware, virus  
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2012-09-20 03:22:37 PM  
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I like the Microsoft one too but from an enterprise level you need to use MS Forefront.

If you're using Sophos for your enterprise security at work you should shop around...geesh that's like using Trend Micro.

I find McAfee EPO to be the best enterprise level product. It's not cheap but the support is pretty good.
2012-09-20 02:16:53 PM  
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Current Resident: GranoblasticMan: Microsoft Security Essentials (also free) is surprisingly decent.

This. I am pleasantly surprised with how well MSE works.

Yup, I love MSE. Install and forget. I changed, though, because it's had problems lately identifying certain driveby threats. In all fairness, they are malware and not viruses, but I like a little more robust protection.
2012-09-20 02:07:55 PM  
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Sophos disabled itself? You know, I thought everything seemed more responsive yesterday..
2012-09-20 01:44:52 PM  
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Ah yes, Sophos - the bane of Samba shares. How I miss how some Windows users would complain about 15 minute log-ins due to your nefarious ways...
2012-09-20 01:14:38 PM  
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Tremolo: Uhg, I lost a bunch of updater files because I didn't see Sophos had updated and assumed they had somehow become infected. What's more is that I have the AV program through a school I don't attend anymore so I have zero documentation and zero chance for real tech support. Maybe a system restore will fix it?

I'm in the same sitch. I downloaded this file from Sophos that had other files in it and I put it in a folder with other files that looked the same as those files. I have no clue whether or not that worked.
2012-09-20 01:10:47 PM  
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I'm sure the virus-writing community will have helpfully released a patch within a few hours.

(No, really, I am actually quite sure that something like that will happen.)
2012-09-20 12:57:32 PM  
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the_rhino: Hah, I don't need AV software im behind 7 nortons

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2012-09-20 12:46:21 PM  
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can someone port this over to symantec?
2012-09-20 12:18:49 PM  
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Everyone makes mistakes -- it's how they respond that reveals their character.
2012-09-20 11:02:21 AM  
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It's annoying that AV solutions are such a necessity but introduce their own headaches in the process. I found Comodo to be a halfway decent free solution on Windows. However if you use Comodo for Mac and want to use Chrome, you'll find it grinds your browsing to a halt. I still haven't found a great solution for my Macbook Pro.
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