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I would like recommendations on antivirus programs. I would like to run something on atleast four machines of various vintage and OS.

I had previously used IBM antivirus, then Symantec/Norton and McAfee.

I ceased using Symantec because of their marketing, they priced their virus definitions at a rate I feel is too high for home users on multiple computers.

McAfee is tied to using IE and scripts and virtual modules which I don't like. It also will no longer get virus deffinitions through a firewall (ZoneAlarm) even though it has permissions.

I tried a pay-for-business/free-for-home virus program in its free-for-home version. I think it may be a case of "you get what you pay for". I have it set to scan in it's most thorough mode both in its background and active volume scan functions. Its log shows lots of files unscanned because of it settings, these include image, text and compressed files.

I would like to have the scanning of all files including all (most, there are some obscure DOS compression that it doesn't have to read) compressed files, though having sensitivity levels is fine.

Please give any recommendations for any product, free or pay. Please give any criticisms of any products. Maybe later I'll mention the product I'm attempting to use now (I've gone through the menu and the manual and have set it to what I thought might work)
for advice but for right now I would like wide open recommendations.

thanks
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I switched to NOD32 from NAV over a year ago and have been very impressed with it (it also cost less than the NAV subscription renewal).

NOD has different versions for the 9X and 2K, XP OS's plus an Enterprise Edition. I have no idea what their multi system licences cost; http://www.nod32.com/products/products.htm
 
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