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virus protection, other than Avast

what is recommended for virus protection other than Avast?  I use a SBS 2008 and a few workstations running XP Pro and Win7Pro on a LAN. Have been using AVG on server and Avast on workstations.
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When I consulted we almost always went with Symantec. At my current organization we use Symantec EndPoint protection for both clients and servers and have been pretty happy with it. Symantec always ranks toward the top in threats detected.
I'd suggest using SEPM, (Symantec Endpoint Protection manager) for servers and workstations alike. Centralised management and remote client control/configuration allows for greater control and felixibility. We have been using it for about 4 years without issues.

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http://www.symantec.com/theme.jsp?themeid=sep-family
I also use and agree with Symantec Endpoint Protection. It comes in a 5-user package so it can serve the smallest organizations. I also like that the Corporate SEP client application is very light in resources. I do not notice it running. .... Thinkpads_User
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5 units running (3 win7pro, 2 XP Pro) and the one unit running SBS 2008.
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anyone have commentary on Avast? I have used it for years, but recently noticed my XP machines seem to blue screen and Avast comes up as the culprit causing the crash.
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also is Malwarebytes running all the time scanning or is that just for manually scanning the whole system?

Thanks for that input younghv.   That has been my experience with Avast.
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For a business server/client setup I would recommend forefront by Microsoft, it's ideal for this situation. It is great on resources as Security Essentials is.  You can find more information at this page.


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Per Consumer Reports, May 2012, in order of preference

 1.  Avira Free Antivirus
 2.  AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012
 3.  Avast Free Antivirus
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Please review the comments of the other experts before posting advice. It will help you to avoid duplicating suggestions already given.

I had already posted the link to MS Forefront in this comment:
http:#a38147155
My experience with Avast has generally been good, but the compatibility has suffered in the past couple of years.

AVG has a number of the same issues, as younghv pointed out.

I will mention that both products still have good hit rates and are very good for virus protection.

Still, if you are only changing the workstation AV, Run5k had the right idea, go with MS security essentials.