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Virus Removal Business and Virus Scanner Licenses?


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#1 Buddha443556

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:25 PM

I've been trying to get up to speed on the virus removal as I've busy for the last decade. I'm hunting down tools for virus removal and been trying to figure out which to buy. What is making it worse are the licensing for these products are in some case vague!? Let take Panda Command Line Scanner which is free however for the most up to date definitions you need a subscription. Ok, no problem so which product do I buy just for the subscription file? Thankfully, Panda has a forum where I can ask however I'd like to know how others handle this issue?

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:52 PM

Well, they arnt licensed for commercial use, at least not the free versions, but Ive always liked AVAST! and Comodo. . .

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:14 PM

Exactly the problem. AVAST! for personal use only. Not looking to use them for personal use. I'm looking to put them on a USB drive, script the scanning and use them on others people computers. On a side note, I could do it like a construction companies and buy the computer from the customer for 2 cents scan it, fix it and sell it back for the cost of the service.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:50 PM

When Im working on a customer computer, I typically install a copy of AVAST on their computer free of charge and run it. . .that way Im just running their antivirus program to clean off the viruses, and then I leave it unless they specifically dont want it which is rare. I do the same with systems I build, but then again, I dont work with businesses or anything real formal, its more of a referall service for home computers. I know theres a few Linux based anti virus boot up discs such as Avira that you can use, linux is opensource, beyond that your probably going to have to pay for one.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 01:30 AM

Linux is opensource and free for the most part. I use Linux and have no virus problems. However, Avira isn't free and what I intend is business not personal use. Maybe I am making a issue out of nothing. Just rather work within the legal confines of a license than not. I'm going to contact a few antivirus vendors about this and see what they say.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 04:52 AM

I totally agree, and on second look your right Avira isnt free, my bad, but I do know there are linux based virus programs like that that are free, and being opensource leaves you more room to use it commercially, or if you know your way around linux code you could write your own-then you could use it commercially and be 100% legal.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 05:01 AM

The freeware version of Comodo (firewall and antivirus) can be used for commercial purposes.
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 08:37 PM

I forgot about that, thats cool. Not that ive ever found comodos antivirus to be that effective though, I love their firewall but rather use avast for my anti virus lol.

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