Re: browser problem



Gert B. Frob
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
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1) Scan in Safe Mode with current version (not earlier than 2004)
antivirus using updated definitions.

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What is your basis for this? Are you suggesting that, say, Norton AV 2003,
properly updated, is no longer adequate? I think Symantac would disagree as
they have an update subscription service available for NAV 2003.

Have you seen test results indicating that a properly updated older version
of one of the major AV programs fails to detect something that a latter
version detects?

Please elaborate.

Gert

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:29 AM
Gert B. Frob wrote:

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> "Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
> news:eExqJ7$UFHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
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> 1) Scan in Safe Mode with current version (not earlier than 2004)
> antivirus using updated definitions.
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> What is your basis for this? Are you suggesting that, say, Norton AV
> 2003,
> properly updated, is no longer adequate? I think Symantac would
> disagree as they have an update subscription service available for NAV
> 2003.

Newer versions of antivirus software detect more than just classic
viruses and are more efficient in their scanning than older av engines.
This is not limited to Symantec products. Virus defs for NAV 2003 may
be available now, but I would expect Symantec to cut that off some time
in the near future, just as they did for NAV 2002. Hence the suggestion
that anyone with a current subscription to NAV 2003 not simply renew
NAV 2003 but instead should replace the older av with a current
version.

It doesn't have to be with a Symantec product - in fact, you will have a
hard time finding a professional computer tech who will recommend
Symantec products any more (including me).

Malke
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