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BagOCrap (980854) writes "I, along with a handful of other guys, take care of a fairly large network; Windows XP clients somewhere around 6.000.
Using Windows group policies, Trend Micro Client is distributed to these workstations, run by a single server. It's slowly dying, and needs somewhat frequent rebooting. Currently, we don't get enough funding for a secondary server, or an entire new blade. That's when someone suggested dropping Trend altogether, and distribute a tool called Spyware Doctor (http://www.pctools.com/) instead.
Trend's served us great; easy to configure, low maintenance and efficient at catching the few annoyances people somehow manage to get on their computers. The man who suggested Spyware Doctor uses it quite a bit — on his own computers, family and friends. Hell, he "solves" most problems by running MS scandisk, or installing MS Excel... But that's a another story!
I think comparing Spyware Doctor to Trend Micro Client Server/Suite is kind of like comparing orange seeds to apples; one's a basic spyware cleaner, the other a full-blown anti-virus/spyware solution, including a firewall. Alternatives are good, even if only for comparison sakes, but again, my opinion is that the man doesn't really understand what's this is all about.