From: S. Pidgorny
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 20:15:01 +1100
"dc0de" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I don't know what Donnie (firstname.lastname@example.org) is talking about, as I
> have Symantec Anti-Virus 9, and Symantec Client Security 2.0, and do not
> have to worry about keyloggers.
Are you serious? Not that I'm a big paranoid, but they can't do anything
with hardware keyloggers, nor they detected a sofware keylogger that my
colleague has written in few hours. They don't analyse API hooks - Symantec
only protects against well-known software keylogger engines.
> Symantec has a great track record of finding these trojans, and being
> able to remove them. And since they own www.securityfocus.com, they
> have one of the largest groups of information gatherers in the
> Information Security market. I would be wary of any small companies
> that claim to do a better job across the board.
Symantec is a good company and nobody claims being better accross the board.
But it is a fact of life that Symantec doesn't do overly good job protecting
againts different kinds of annoying malware/adware/crapware (I'm not too
sure about rootkits). There is no perfect vendor.
-- Svyatoslav Pidgorny, MVP, MCSE -= F1 is the key =-