Pros I get to test the demo for free before opening store pkg.
Cons Destroyed my system speed (likely ate all 1Gig of my RAM)
Summary I've recently tested a number of anti-virus softwares including the latest Symantec, Trend Micro and McAfee both for my personal use and as a journalist to report findings to others.
Through all my testing of utilities over the years, I've come to expect them to be "RAM hogs" but this latest 2007 offering from CA sets a new record for eating so much RAM that is slowed down my test system to a point where it ran slower than a 10 to 15 year old computer running Windows 3.1 edition. For the record, this software was tested on an AMD64-3700 with 1Gig of DDR400 RAM.
BOTTOM LINE: I've seen viruses have less of an affect than CA Anti-Virus 2007 does. Took about 30 seconds to install and 14 minutes to uninstall due to the damage it caused.
Pros It does not bog down your system like norton can
Cons Outbound scanning if you don't schedule regular systems scans.
Summary This is my favorite anti-virus program it does not bog down your system like some of the "faster" antivirus programs like Norton. Now that means everything in the world to me. That's because I receive 200 to 300 emails a day and many of them have viruses. EZ antivirus gets them all and I can never really tell when its working by my system performance. Norton by contrast was a resource pig that that I could always tell when it was "working".Updated
I get 200-300 emails a day and EZ antivirus does not bog down my system like Norton did. I have never had a virus slip though even though EZ antivirus has caught as many a 50 virus in a single day. Norton by contrast was a resource pig that slowed down my system.
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Summary I have used this program for years. I have found it to be more reliable than others like Norton. I've had Norton on other machines in my network and it missed attacks that EZ-Antivirus caught. Several times. I have since replaced it with EZ-Antivirus. This program is easy to install, set up and use. A novice could easily do it. It updates itself daily without interfering with regular use. Scans can be scheduled to run at a time when the machine isn't in use. I find it disappointing that Cnet chose to critique this product as a stand alone when it can be purchased as a suite with all the firewall, antispam, antispyware and antipest programs as well. The suite is EZ Armor. I recommend this product to everyone.
Pros It says it is an Antivirus!!!!
Cons for business not easy install,
Support is not well organized , each time they asked full detail and you say the full story ,
End point discovery within Active directory and work group environment is mission ready for days to setup,
Needs 2GB for ti sel
Summary We have spent too much time and money on this Product and final result is Just a waste of money and time, it will not protect 100% , Support is not professional. I am writing because I have very bad experience.
"Don't use it."on by sxeptomaniac
Pros CA does occasionally detect viruses. They are typically old ones, and outnumbered by the ones let through, but it does work.
Cons Catches few viruses. Resource hog. Poor design.
Summary I've been working technical support for a firm that uses CA's Antivirus software for a couple of months, and it is the worst piece of antivirus software I've ever used. For comparison, that includes Symantec, McAfee, PC-Cillin, and ClamWin.
Searching online, I've found that CA regularly tests as the worst of the major antivirus programs in speed and detection, and I believe it. I've had to download multiple free virus scanners in order to clean up the messes CA lets through.
Don't waste your money on this. Get something reliable instead.