Advice on AV

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Hello experts,
we currently sell AV (begins with K...) and are finding some issues like having to replace license keys each year , hassle with the EPO panel, basically we want to find an easier AV that is fine for SMBs, easy to manage, maybe cloud based and can deal with Cryptlocker effectively. What do most people recommend?
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Russ SuterSenior Software Developer
Commented:
Check out Webroot SecureAnywhere. It's very easy to administer, completely cloud based, and seems to do a very good job of detecting malware.

There is no antivirus solution out there that deals with all Cryptolocker variants effectively but there are some things you can do to greatly reduce your chances of exposure.

1. Set your mail server to filter out any emails with .exe files in the attachments.
2. Don't use mapped network drives. Use share shortcuts instead. Most Cryptolocker variants can't traverse the shortcut but can traverse mapped network drives.
3. Use CryptoPrevent. https://www.foolishit.com/cryptoprevent-malware-prevention/
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This question is asked frequently.  My response from a couple of days ago (mostly):

VIPRE Business - I've tried many products over the years and it's been working the best for me for years.  I would strongly recommend AVOIDING anything from Symantec - HISTORICALLY they have been very unreliable AND frequently buggy in my experience.

BTW, you're probably going to get 10 different answers and one person who hates and one person who loves just about every product (except Symantec - they have about a 50% hate rate).

and I agree:
There is no antivirus solution out there that deals with all Cryptolocker variants effectively but there are some things you can do to greatly reduce your chances of exposure.

This question is a bit like asking what's the best ice cream flavor... everyone has an opinion - and some may even try to back it up with "statistics" and "analysis" but at the end of the day, if you're going to rely SOLELY on antivirus, you will be infected SERIOUSLY at some point... You need a multi-tiered approach and AV is ONE tier - and to that end, I don't think it matters all THAT much which you use so long as you use!

see: http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28892159/Recommendation-for-Anti-virus-software.html

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great and fast response

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