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    Antivirus software from DISA for all DoD Military and civilian:

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    Symantec or McAfee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frixxxx View Post
    Antivirus software from DISA for all DoD Military and civilian:

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    Symantec or McAfee.
    They've been doing it for years, but good idea to put it out here... thanks!
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    At my school, we were instructed that Symantec and McAfee were approved for home use. I installed Symantec (Norton) at home, and other applications either slowed down or did not run properly, so I uninstalled. Haven't bothered spending the time on McAfee yet. Anyone else ever have this kind of experience with anti-virus software?

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    Yes I have. Usually with older operating systems. I also have experienced a lot of useless warnings with Norton which usually led to an offer to buy a better product.

    All av applications seem to slow things down. Some say tehy see no problems. YMMV.

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    Microsoft Security Essentials seems to work for me. It is free and not too difficult to configure. Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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    I use Mcaffee comes free with Cox Internet.
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    Years ago (90's) my agency used F-Prot by Frisk Software. I think Iceland. They offered it free for home use for government
    employees. Not sure if other agencies used it back then?

    Anyway, I have used it since on all my computers. I think I pay under $30 bucks a year, depending on exchange rate, and that allows
    me to use the virus program on up to 5 computers. Never had any issues with virus or computers running slow.

    F-PROT Antivirus

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    300,000 could lose interent access in July 2012
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    Please make sure you are not infected! Posted as a notification only! (verified)

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    thanks for the checkup links, Frixxxx. my home comp is clean. good to know.


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    The endgame is very near with Anti-Virus programs. Windows 8 comes stock with Microsoft Security Essentials, their version of AV. It is very simple to configure and they know the Windows code from the inside giving them a compatibility advantage. 3rd party programs don't have this information but do allow more tweaks for those who are inclined.

    Looking for another layer of security? Try Norton DNS, it's free.
    https://dns.norton.com/dnsweb/homePage.do

    Norton DNS will block a known bad site from even loading on your computer when you try to visit it giving it zero chance of infecting your computer. Any sites missed by Norton DNS will still have to get past your AV to embed in your computer.

    Also, get a good rootkit scanner and run a full scan every few weeks. Comodo Cleaning Essentials and McAfee Stinger come to mind. (Both free and no installation necessary) These run on demand and do a good job of finding anything that conventional AV misses. Rootkits are more worrisome than most other malware.

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