Pros Free program updates, low price.
Cons None for most users.
Summary I can't comment on their support, because I've never had to use it. (Which should say something) but I'm confounded that this keeps getting ripped for not having a personal firewall. I, for one, hate personal firewalls. I don't want to pay for something or have it included if I'm not going to use it. I have a hardware firewall on the border of my network, and each computer doesn't need to be running a personal firewall. What's more, CA does in fact make a personal firewall if that's what you want. (They even have a bundle package available.) This software is great for one reason: They don't charge for program updates. I buy a subscription to one year of virus updates AND program updates. And for a little as $13.79 per year, that's a bargain. If they come out with a new version, I get that automatically. Their compeditors charge as much as $70 for the same functionality, and if they update to a new version during that year (which they will) I'm stuck with the old one. I like the precedent that these people have set and I hope others follow suit. I give it a 10.
"Used for 2 years"on by 21kev
Pros Uses very little system resources
Cons none found or known
Summary Moving our business's anti virus from bit defender to CA. After using the domain administrator account to set the program up, setting update schedule, and scanning schedule, it still updated when a domain user logged onto the machine. Something bit defender would not do. This product uses very little system resources so older machines like it. Domain users can not change the settings once the administrator has set them, that feature is really nice.Updated
For the home user, this is a fine product. For corporate users, the enterprise edition is a fine product. Both use very little resources. With the corporate edition I had to download a patch that fixed a problem with XP Service Pack 2, domain users can not change the settings, nor can they close the anti virus out. With the administrators view, that has to be installed seperatly, you can see when all the machines were last scanned and if there were any viruses. The push install is great, the end user never even notices it until they restart and see the CA logo (which the end user can disable). Just imagine a domain policy but for anti virus, that is wht this program does. I have no complaints at all.
Pros Loads fast
Cons no support system
Summary EZ lacks the guts to support today’s attacks from the internet.
God help you if you need to use EZ support system. Don’t even call it will cost you $49.95 to talk to a support tech., the product only cost $29.95
Pros Low cost. Does the basic virus detection.
Cons Too many in-your face prompts. Very slow customer service response.
Summary I have been running the 2004 product on one of our PCs for a year. Functions as an effective virus detector. When I went to renew the subscription, their renewal system didn't work (charged me but didn't update their subscription database). Company was very slow to respond to e-mail and phone queries. Another negative is the poor operation and security flaws of their web site (it will occasionally render an ASP.NET error page, providing also sorts of interesting data for a hacker). One has to assume that poor quality control will impact the products as well as their web site and customer service operation.
Pros None- except it was free
Cons Alot, read review
Summary I got this free through road runner. It blocks my internet access, refuses to unistall, and even after ever obvious file path and file has been deleted it continues to block my internet access. I've gone into my msconfig files and been turning off the system ca process's one by one and by doing that I cant get online for a measly 15 minutes before it finds me again. No help from road runner or Ca. Do not install the firewall! At all. Just skip the whole thing better yet. Even road runner technicians told me they dont recomend this program!