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Anti-virus program w/o Internet activation

Discussion in 'Software' started by TekMonkey, 8 Jan 2008.

  1. TekMonkey

    TekMonkey I enjoy cheese.

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    'lo all.

    I'm looking for the best AV program that does not require Internet activation and generally works well for computers that are not connected to the Internet. A client purchased Norton and wanted it to be installed, but it turned out the licenses could only be activated via the Internet.

    I used to use AVG, and to my knowledge, it did not require Internet activation. However, is there a better choice that is more effective?

    From what I can tell, Kaspersky does not require Internet activation either, only an activation code. Can somebody confirm that?
     
  2. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    I dunno about Kap, but I was going to recommend AVG, yes. It's what I personally use, mostly cause I'm perpetually broke.
     
  3. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    so, this is for a pc that is never connected to the internet? my computer that is connected to the net uses avg so that should be good enough for one that will never be connected.
     
  4. IAmATeaf

    IAmATeaf Member

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    So how are updates going to be done then?
     
  5. johnmalc

    johnmalc That shouldn't happen....

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    With both AVG and Kaspersky the updates can be downloaded on another PC and then installed on the non-internet PC. I deal with lots of machines that aren't used for some months and I manually update the definitions before they are allowed online again. Takes seconds.....
     
  6. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Maybe not the best, but Clamwin is Open-Source, free and doesn't require activation, and can check a PC from a pendrive. And by the logic of OSS fandom, fixes for new nasties are done in seconds by the "community". Though the "community" haven't fixed it for Vista yet. :lol:
     

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