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Offline Lisandro

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BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« on: October 18, 2004, 09:42:38 PM »
Does anybody knows about BigFix Consumer Edition, specially about privacy questions and effectiveness?

Description of the service

No matter how obscure the problem with your computer is, chances are that someone has both had the problem and figured out the solution. BigFix helps to prevent computer problems by finding and alerting you to patches, security fixes, and the like--hopefully before any problems arise.

After you download the application, a BigFix icon will reside in your system tray. Once in the tray, BigFix automatically gathers information about the latest bugs, security alerts, and updates from BigFix sites around the Internet. A flashing icon lets you know if any of these found fixes apply to your system. You can then read a list of these problems, and when you click on a 'Fixlet' message, you learn about the nature of a particular problem. The Fixlet message contains an action button, a one-click solution to the problem. Action buttons can automatically apply any fix, however complicated, including installing a new security patch or fixing an incorrect Registry entry.

Note: This version is free for personal use only. Business users may download a trial of the professional version, BigFix Patch Manager, from the vendor's site.

More information: http://www.bigfix.com/
« Last Edit: October 18, 2004, 09:57:44 PM by Technical »
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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2004, 09:45:44 PM »
Sounds good Technical.......but is it idiot proof?  ;D

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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2004, 10:12:55 PM »
Sounds like a good program to have. I have not heard anything about it Technical. If you try it please let us know what you think of it. I usually seem to Beta test programs and I just might download it and see how it operates. Thanks for the information. ;)


Edit: I went to the site, read up on some of it. From what I can see if you download their program it basically is a P2P program it looks like to me. So, I may just forget about this one. See what anyone else thinks. :) Here is some of what I read:

"The BigFix Agent runs the action, downloading any patch or other software required. The BigFix Administrative Console receives real time feedback from each computer as the BigFix Agent runs the action to remediate the issue. At any time, the state of the entire enterprise can be viewed from any Web browser using BigFix Web Reports. This interface allows authorized BigFix Administrative Console operators to monitor remediation efforts, create reports and produce asset inventories based on current information across hundreds of thousands of networked computers."
« Last Edit: October 18, 2004, 10:20:16 PM by neal62 »


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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2004, 03:20:32 AM »
Very thanks Mina... Good reviews.  ;)
I'll give it a try. Anyway, nobody says nothing about privacy  :'(
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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2004, 04:40:13 AM »
I've tried it and I liked it, its like going to windows update but in a smaller window, I cant remember much about it because i tried it a few years ago  :)

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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2004, 06:46:56 AM »
I've installed it and have it running on my system. So far, no updates.
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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2004, 07:34:29 AM »
The question is where do you need updates for? Let us see:

av software, firewall (if you have a software one), drivers, windows.
All these are already have a option to check for newer vresion build in, so why needing a third party uitl for it. Waste of resources if you ask me.

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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2004, 01:39:35 PM »
Eddy:
It has a very small footprint (3700K). It also monitors your software and will let you know when there are updates available.
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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2004, 02:00:39 PM »
It also monitors your software and will let you know when there are updates available.

Which software?  ???
Can you add manually an application to be monitored?
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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2004, 02:57:21 PM »
It also monitors your software and will let you know when there are updates available.

Which software?  ???
Can you add manually an application to be monitored?
Technical
I don't know and, not that I can find. :'(
I'll have to wait till there is something to update.
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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2004, 07:52:23 PM »
I don't know and, not that I can find. :'(
I'll have to wait till there is something to update.

Thanks anyway... Does anybody know any problem regard to privacy?
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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2004, 09:51:00 AM »
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Tonight, I was doing some upgrade & security work on several of my sister's business & home computers. Two of those were emachines. I found out that BigFix comes standard on emachine computers ... or did when these were bought about 1 year ago.

BTW, the NAV had run dead on one of the emachines. So, I uninstalled that crap and added avast!4 Home to that one. I'll do the same to that other emachine when NAV runs dead in one more month. I also removed McAfee from an HP and added avast!4 Home to that one also.    :D  

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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2004, 03:07:00 PM »
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I'll do the same to that other emachine when NAV runs dead in one more month
Why wait? It's never to early to clean house. ;D
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Re:BigFix Consumer Edition: What is this?
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2004, 04:39:22 PM »
Every female I have dealt with has wanted to wait until Norton has expired. Probably has to do with getting their money's worth.