on-line antivirus scans and results

  j98 10:27 20 Oct 04
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Hi
I recently performed an on line scan for viruses
using four different programs. One showed I had the MYDOOM.O virus, the other three showed I had no infections. (Incidentally I have run an up to date AV program for some years)
I formatted and re-installed everything (a real pain) and all four show I am free from viruses.
Anyone care to comment on these different results ?
The scans were by RAV,Panda,AVG and Symantec
I deliberately fail to state which one showed the virus as I am seeking completely unbiased comment.

  JoeC 10:49 20 Oct 04

Symantec.

I did ( for a laugh ) an online virus and security check with them.

Even though I have Norton Antivirus and Personal Firewall, the security scan came back as " you do not have adequate antivirus protection ( or something similar ) and my computer " was a risk from hackers ".

They then went on to recommend - wait for it - Norton Antivirus and Norton Personal Firewall !!

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