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#1 kazuko

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 12:59 PM

Hello! My mom's school need a antivirus but i can't find any who can install. Please help me to find antivirus!

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 02:42 PM

If it is a school that is needing quality antivirus protection and it is in the US, you might try Avast.  Avast has a program where it will give free complete versions of their software to schools.

 

You can check this out more thoroughly here.  

 

Hope this helps.   :)


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:11 PM

AVG use to offer a free version for government and non-profits...now they only offer a discount.

Avira provides educational institutions special discount rates of up to 80%.

IMO avast is a better choice anyway.
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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:01 PM

Yes but this school is in Latvia and in our country is difficult to find antivirus for institutions.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:33 PM


The Microsoft Software License Terms for Microsoft Security Essentials (EULA) specifically prohibits the use of MSE by Government and Educational institutions.

Restrictions. The software may not be used on devices owned by government or academic institutions.


But they provide other free software for nonprofits if your school fits under that category.
Microsoft launches worldwide Office 365 donation program for nonprofits
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:03 PM

You can use Comodo Antivirus Free.

Note: If you don't want to install Comodo Firewall, uncheck the corresponding checkbox.


Edited by Pilate, 21 October 2013 - 01:06 PM.

OS: Windows XP with all updates; Office Suite: LibreOffice

FW: Online Armor Free; AV: Avira Free, ESET Online Scanner

AS: MBAM Free

 Browser: Firefox with NoScript, AdBlockPlus, CookieMonster, BetterPrivacy,

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:45 PM

The link for Comodo is under the Home & Home Office category...it does not indicate use for schools.

Comodo Enterprise offers Low-cost endpoint security solutions and competitive pricing
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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:39 AM

 I found this thread on Comodo Forum. CAV can be used for free even for commercial purposes.


Edited by Pilate, 22 October 2013 - 05:44 AM.

OS: Windows XP with all updates; Office Suite: LibreOffice

FW: Online Armor Free; AV: Avira Free, ESET Online Scanner

AS: MBAM Free

 Browser: Firefox with NoScript, AdBlockPlus, CookieMonster, BetterPrivacy,

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:45 AM

According to the COMODO SECURITY SOFTWARE END USER LICENSE AND SUBSCRIBER AGREEMENT it can be used free for both commercial and personal use.

2.1.   Comodo Security Software.  Comodo Internet Security (CIS)  may be used royalty-free for both commercial and personal use.  CIS includes the Comodo Firewall and Antivirus products.  No technical or customer support is provided for CIS separate from the Products described in section 2.5.  Installation of CIS may include installation of additional Products.  Use of these Products may be disabled until you pay for the Products.

The EULA says nothing about schools or educational use. There is a difference between educational. government and commercial/business enterprises. So I would be skeptical about recommending it to a school based on a statement from a forum Moderator. Just like all forums, they are volunteers and not official representatives.

I would recommend contacting Comodo Product Support, Register an account at support.comodo.com and submit a ticket with the specific questions asked if CIS is free for school/educational use.

Comodo Sales and general inquires telephone contact information can be found here.


BTW, Comodo Endpoint Security Manager Enterprise Edition is also free for business/commerical use...I believe it can be used for up to 5 computers in a small business.
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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:50 AM

ClamWin Free Antivirus is Open Source, so it can be used for educational purposes. But there is no real-time protection.


Edited by Pilate, 22 October 2013 - 11:57 AM.

OS: Windows XP with all updates; Office Suite: LibreOffice

FW: Online Armor Free; AV: Avira Free, ESET Online Scanner

AS: MBAM Free

 Browser: Firefox with NoScript, AdBlockPlus, CookieMonster, BetterPrivacy,

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:13 PM

Since ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner...that means you need to manually scan in order to detect any malware. Thus, it's not a practical alternative for a school.

AVAST Free for Education noted by jeffce in Post #2 is the best choice for school use as of now.
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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:18 PM

 The author of this topic living in Latvia, so he can't use Avast for school.


Edited by Pilate, 22 October 2013 - 12:21 PM.

OS: Windows XP with all updates; Office Suite: LibreOffice

FW: Online Armor Free; AV: Avira Free, ESET Online Scanner

AS: MBAM Free

 Browser: Firefox with NoScript, AdBlockPlus, CookieMonster, BetterPrivacy,

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:43 PM

This thread is getting so long that I forgot about that.
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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:37 PM

Hello Kazuko, there are a number of antivirus applications that are specifically built for academic/school use. These are Panda’s cloud antivirus, Avast, Avira, Symantec, Sophos, ESET etc. Apart from the ones mentioned above, you may also try using general antivirus solutions like Immunet, Malware Bytes, MSE or Kaspersky. 



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 06:51 AM

Kazuko is looking for free alternatives for the school to use in his country (Latvia). Most of the major vendors you noted offer discounts on licenses except for avast and Panda.

Panda Cloud Antivirus EULA

1.- LICENSE GRANT...A) In the case of the Free Edition version, this license agreement grants the licensee the right to use the program only in the following circumstances:

• Multiple home user computers (for private use).
• Computers (unlimited in number) belonging to non-governmental organizations and other non-profit-making organizations.
Computers (unlimited in number) belonging to state-owned schools.


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