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Kudos0

compatible antivirus

http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&ssfromlink=true&docurl=20090508145137EN seems to list av products with partial/total incompatibility with NSM.  How about a list of AV productst that are compatible?

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Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

Hi rjrizzuto,

Thanks for the inquiry.  Rather than having a long list that shows all the compatible products,  we thought it would be easier for users to view the  list that shows the a handful of incompatible products.

If you have questions on any particular products, please let us know.  We would be glad to check them out for you.

Thanks,

Katie

Thanks Katie
Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

If you amend proxy settings for your web browser as follows then all seems to work fine.

HTTP: PROXY 127.0.0.1

Port 12080

Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

I'd be happier seeing a list of products you guys have certified to be compatible.  I like Avast, but it has issues. I switched to  Microsoft Security Essentials, which appears compatible, but at times it locks into a mode where it uses 100% of the cpu.  I am now shopping  for a replacement for MSE, and would appreciate knowing what AV products to narrow my search to.

The problem with the current scheme is I can't tell untested from tested with no issues.  Please consider listing the ones that have tested with no issues as well as the ones that test with issues.   I don't want to spend time or money on an AV product only to find out it is untested and incompatible.

Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

Have you verified that those setting don't bypass NSM by logging into a monitored account, and trying to connect to blocked content?  If you can get to the blocked content, then this isn't a useful solution for me.

Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

Works fine for me without any issues with these settings. I have tested thoroughly with my cunning 11 year old.

Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

As an extra security measure you should install a something like sandboxie (sandboxie.com).

Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

I'd like to also suggest that you list incompatible, partially compatible, and compatible av products.  For example, Avast is compatible with the web shield disabled.  That would make the chart at http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&ssfromlink=true&docurl=20090508145137EN more useful.

These are a few of the av products I'm looking at:

  • Avira
  • Kaspersky Antivirus
  • CA Antivirus
  • Malwarebytes (non free version with realtime scanning)

Can you comment on where they fit into the clasifications I listed? 

Ray

Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

If you add the proxy settings i listed above you can use avast with the web shield enabled.

I run multiple PC's/Laptops that have NOF.

Avast (free)

AVG (free)

Sophos (corporate for my work laptop)

Firefox (free)

WOT (web of trust addon for Firefox to rate websites) Free

Malwarebytes (free)

NOF (of course) Free for now!

and numerous other programs to sweep and check for viruses (all free of course)

All have sandboxie installed, which if you read up on sandboxes and use them correctly, you will realise that viruses can't wreak the same havoc. In the last 6 months since installing sandboxie i have not had 1 virus detection or spy/malware compared to multiple infections daily!

Only my opinion and your decision, but results speak for themselves.

Jon

Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

I'm going to try Avast again this weekend.  However, the last time I used Avast with NOF, I had tried the proxy fix you site (see http://forum.avast.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=82927435bb2d45059cfe314f93322d35&topic=53255.15) but found that it also bypassed the NOF filtering.  Both programs have gone through a number of changes since then, and based on your success I think it's worth a shot. 

The funny think about NOF with Avast is that I never had any issues on my Vista laptop, but the other computers in the house all had issues unless I disabled WebShield.

I'm thinking of trying AVG and Avira if Avast still does not work.  The PC I need to get it to work on is a P4 XP box. 

Thanks again, and I'll be sure to post my results here afterwards.

Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

Xp is by far a better operating system than vista with a lot less conflicts. Just make sure you have removed and rebotted your PC before installing avast. AVG is very good too and have used and installed in lots of machines without problem and i highly recommend it. I actually only used avast when I got a particularly nasty virus about 10 months ago that nothing would detect or clear and thought I would try it and it stayed on ever since after I cleared infection. Let me know how it works out for you.

Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

I've used avast for a long time now, and only switched to Microsoft Security Essentials due to the WebShield conflict with NSM/NOF.   I'll be glad to go back to Avast, or even try AVG.  MSE sometimes goes into a mode where it is stuck at 100% cpu, and it isn't even doing a scan!

BTW, I had a very nasty virus on a computer I didn't own, and Avast wasn't able to clear it.  I tried MSE, Kaspersky, etc. all with no luck.  I found out about Malwarebytes Antimalware, and that cleaned it up.  I'm considering going to that - it's free for on demand scanning, and only a small one time fee per computer to enable real time protection.  I don't know if it conflicts with NSM/NOF, however.

Kudos0

Re: compatible antivirus

Avast and NSM are working well together with the proxy set as specified, and I did verify that blocking works by going to a site I knew should be blocked from one of the kids accounts.

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