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Re: Anti-Virus
From: "Gaddis, Jeremy L." <jeremy () linuxwiz net>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 19:24:46 -0500

Jimi Thompson wrote:
There is Clam-Win, which is a windows port of Clam AV. I've always had good luck with Panda. McAfee, no matter what I do, seems to want to remove NMAP, but we run an enterprise version of McAfee. Given the new release about Symantec and their root-kit, I'd not recommend purchasing anything Norton for a good long time.

Regarding McAfee, that's a feature.  :-)

I manage a Windows environment where we have McAfee v8.something deployed to hundreds of desktops. The "central control" software from McAfee, ePolicy Orchestrator, is absolutely wonderful. Since a large number of the aforementioned desktops are used almost exclusively by "untrusted users" (a.k.a. students), we try to lock 'em down pretty good. Turning on policies in ePO to block nmap and the like is nice, to me. On the other hand, we have other policies set on my department's machines, so we can freely run such utils without any issues whatsoever.

Do you have administrative privileges over McAfee? If so, you can turn that feature off.

-j

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Jeremy L. Gaddis, GCWN, Linux+, Network+
LinuxWiz Consulting
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