Yes – that’s the headline of an article I read today on Secure Computing Magazine. Like any product, they all go through their highs and lows, but I think it’s an interesting question to ask in such an open forum about ANY Antivirus product. Typical responses from people will range from the “!#$% no – it’s a piece of %^&*” though to “I love it, it’s saved my marriage, helped cure cancer and world hunger”. I’ve seen all out brawls in some of the online communities as people talk about Trend vs Symnatec vs NOD vs McAfee – often degenerating into verbal abuse rather than the technical features of the product itself. This is sad to say the least, but it happens.
Regardless of the AV product you run, each of us have our own knowledge of the in’s and out’s of it and if we have enough experience can also tune it beyond what the typical vendors support team can do. What’s your favourite AV package and more importantly why?