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CA Antivirus+Antispyware 2010 3-User

by Computer Associates
Windows Vista / 7 / 2000 / XP
1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Helps detect viruses and worms and Trojans
  • Scans emails automatically
  • Helps defend against emerging viruses
  • Helps protect files and downloads and attachments
  • Protects up to 3 PCs

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 7 / 2000 / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Item model number: AVP10TNCNR3E
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 21, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,797 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Product Description

CA keeps your PC safe from harmful viruses and spyware that can slow down your system, destroy your important files, and compromise your confidential information.

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Customer Reviews

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Erich
So it claims to support Windows 2000. I have a client with an aging point of sale system. It can't be upgraded without spending metric boatloads of fat cash. It ran fine, tho. It is running Windows 2000 on two of her workstations.

So I chose this product because I used it back in 2003 in an office environment, and it seemed to work well. On the package it says it supports Windows 2000, so I chose this, and installed it on two of her computers (using a 3 license pack). It installed fine, no hiccups... all was good. It happens to be the last commercial software that claims to support Windows 2000. If anybody knows any other software that supports W2k, I would love to hear it.

The next day, it crashed one of her computers, and totally cut off all network services. Uninstall would not work, because it requires internet access to uninstall. No, I'm not making this up. Also, the uninstaller would just crash, even in safe mode, and safe mode with networking. A total W2k reinstall was out of the question.

So I call up their support. They tried to talk me through the uninstaller that didn't work. We managed to get safe mode with networking and they used some remote software to remote into the computer to take a look at it. They had me use a third party uninstaller (reeeeallly?!? Can't you fix your own uninstaller?), which sorta worked, but left the system unstable.

They told me it was something corrupted on my computer and that caused the crash, which was total BS. I have all the updates, and all of the previous antivirus software was uninstalled. They also do not have a manual uninstall procedure. They told me it would be too complicated to do over the phone, and they were worried they would trash the computer.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job without taking over the computer April 1, 2010
By OC Doc
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At work I have a network of computers mostly running Windows XP, but the two oldest computers are still on Windows 2000. Symantec/Norton stopped supporting Win 2000 several years ago, which was surprising since this was prior to Vista, and 2000 still had a decent market share of computers used in networks. The challenge was to find a multi-license antivirus software that would install on both XP and Win 2000. Also, I was trying to avoid programs like Norton that "take over your computer" and often cause more problems than they solve, particularly if one is not an IT-professional.

Originally I found CA Antivirus at a Staples retail store with the help of a sales associate, after reading a Norton software box and discovering that 2000 was no longer supported. Now that Amazon sells the product, we buy two copies each year, which allow installation on up to six computers. During the four or five years we have used the product, there have been zero virus problems. Spyware is efficiently removed as well. Firewall functionality is unnecessary, as we use the router's firewall. CA sells a more complete suite of computer protection programs, but we find that the basic antivirus software best meets our needs.

CA on our computers is programmed to scan daily, with no noticeable decrease in computer speed or functionality when a scan is in progress. Auto updates proceed in the background without slowing the computer. Even if we used Norton and installed only the features we wanted (antivirus, antispyware), we still would be unable to use the product because 2000 is not supported. Excellent product at an excellent price point.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware April 16, 2011
This product, unfortunately, is a dud. After an overly time-consuming installation and "activation," the program never functioned at all, flashing repeated messages that it was not in fact activated. Re-entering the activation code resulted in a "Sorry, an unexpected error as occurred" message. At least, the software apologized for its own ineptitude. The so-called "technical support" is useless. The poorly trained, undereducated call center operator who took my call could barely speak English and had virtually no idea how to solve the problem. He volunteered to "take over my computer by remote access" to investigate. Oh, sure, and while you're at it, help yourself to all my business records, passwords, credit card details, client data, and source code. What a scam. CA Antivirus is itself malware, as malicious as any of the threats against which it purports to guard. I highly recommend not letting this software anywhere near your computer.
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