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Post Posted December 29th, 2003, 12:32 pm

Has anyone got Trend Micro's Housecall (<a href="http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp">HouseCall</a>) to work in Firebird? It's a great free virus scanner and it works fine in IE, and it directs me to a link to download an exe for Netscape browsers. I did use the Firebird installer, but yet this program won't accept my plugins directory as the real one and won't install.

Basically Housecall is the only reason I've used IE for months :). So it'd be nice to have Firebird be able to use it.

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Post Posted December 29th, 2003, 9:13 pm

It needs ActiveX which Firebird does not support as it pose a security risk.
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Post Posted December 29th, 2003, 9:32 pm

crrimson wrote:Has anyone got Trend Micro's Housecall (<a href="http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp">HouseCall</a>) to work in Firebird? It's a great free virus scanner and it works fine in IE, and it directs me to a link to download an exe for Netscape browsers. I did use the Firebird installer, but yet this program won't accept my plugins directory as the real one and won't install.

Basically Housecall is the only reason I've used IE for months :). So it'd be nice to have Firebird be able to use it.


Have you looked at [url=http://www.avast.com/]
Avast[/url] or [url=http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php]
AVG[/url]?
They both work very well, and have free versions. They are not specific to a particular app like Housecall.
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Post Posted December 30th, 2003, 12:58 am

couldabeen wrote:
crrimson wrote:Has anyone got Trend Micro's Housecall (<a href="http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp">HouseCall</a>) to work in Firebird? It's a great free virus scanner and it works fine in IE, and it directs me to a link to download an exe for Netscape browsers. I did use the Firebird installer, but yet this program won't accept my plugins directory as the real one and won't install.

Basically Housecall is the only reason I've used IE for months :). So it'd be nice to have Firebird be able to use it.


Have you looked at [url=http://www.avast.com/]
Avast[/url] or [url=http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php]
AVG[/url]?
They both work very well, and have free versions. They are not specific to a particular app like Housecall.
The reason housecall is nice is because it just runs from the browser. I'm not a big fan of virus scanners anyway, so I don't feel like installing one.

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Post Posted December 30th, 2003, 1:13 am

No, it doesn't work. Please search the forums, there are several threads asking about this.

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Post Posted December 30th, 2003, 4:44 am

Kinda a shame, that, but I would recommend Avast (as previously mentioned). Stay away from AVG -- I tried it, and was markedly unimpressed.

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Post Posted December 30th, 2003, 6:31 am

HouseCall is not the greatest scanner anyway. It doesn't catch many viruses (bugbear and w32klez off the top of my head). I used to work in tech support and although we were supposed to recommend Housecall to those customers who did not have a virus scanner, I would recommend Avast instead as well.

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Post Posted July 9th, 2004, 8:24 pm

I know it catches both of those - we use it frequently on client machines.

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