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#1 luke14

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 05:19 PM

Hello,

 

I have McAfee LiveSafe and use for my personal computers. However, recently I've been asked to install an antivirus software on each computer (6 computers running Windows) at work. We got recommended Eset Endpoint Antivirus, but was wondering if McAfee LiveSafe would do the job just as good? 

 

Any pros and cons using McAfee live safe over Eset?

 

Any thoughts would be helpful. 



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:14 PM

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Antivirus software should not be the only protection on a company, for computers running Windows a Domain with Group Policies should be in place to protect the machines and to restrict what users can/ should do.

 

If the users can do anything then go with ESET because it's one of the few that will block the install of most crapware...


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 08:00 PM

Anti-virus Enterprise Software for Business and Corporate Environments


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...Microsoft Security Essentials was designed to provide desktop protection. We would not recommend installing it on servers.
Microsoft Security Essentials available FREE to Small Businesses

These articles may be helpful in making a choice:


 
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Posted 05 January 2015 - 04:59 AM

Hi,

 

Antivirus software should not be the only protection on a company, for computers running Windows a Domain with Group Policies should be in place to protect the machines and to restrict what users can/ should do.

 

If the users can do anything then go with ESET because it's one of the few that will block the install of most crapware...

 

 

Anti-virus Enterprise Software for Business and Corporate Environments

These articles may be helpful in making a choice:

 

 

Thanks guys for your replies. Since I had already purchased a version of McAfee LiveSafe I thought it woudln't be worth investing in a new one as it would do the job just as well. 

 

I'll take a look through your links quietman7, thank you.



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Posted 05 January 2015 - 06:56 AM

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 05:43 PM

, for computers running Windows a Domain with Group Policies should be in place to protect the machines and to restrict what users can/ should do.

 

That can become an expensive solution, as it requires a machine running Windows Server to ac as a domain controller.

You can also implement local group policies, but then you have to do this on each machine.


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 04:47 AM

That can become an expensive solution, as it requires a machine running Windows Server to ac as a domain controller.
You can also implement local group policies, but then you have to do this on each machine.

 

Yes it's true but local group policies will not work for everything and it's hard to admin unless you have some tool to deploy the changes, and I know this for experience...


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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:45 AM

Hi,
 
Antivirus software should not be the only protection on a company, for computers running Windows a Domain with Group Policies should be in place to protect the machines and to restrict what users can/ should do.

If the users can do anything then go with ESET because it's one of the few that will block the install of most crapware...


You're totally right on that. Domain GPOs (and also Local GPOs) add a very good protection to computers connected to a domain and are quite easy to maintain (at least, for Domain GPOs, gpupdate /force is a command I abuse of), but only when you have a good Sysadmin (or 2-3) that have the resources necessary for it. Where I work, they have all that and it goes really well, althought there's always one or two malware that manage to slip by (this is what happens when you give a hundred employees that aren't really security-aware Admin Rights on their work computer).

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