The new NOD32

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 1 Forum' started by Paolo Monti, Oct 25, 2002.

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  1. Paolo Monti

    Paolo Monti Eset Staff Account

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    Hi all,

    time to post something about NOD32 :)
    Maybe the most NOD32 addicted among you already knows about this news... anyway let's go on.

    The Eset team in Bratislava is working flat about the version 2.0 of NOD32. This new version brings REALLY a lot of enhancements. For example, jus to name few of them:

    1) the main modules (AMON, Control Center - Updater) will be tightly integrated: one icon only - that one of Control Center - in system tray

    2) quarantine and advanced maintenance of antivirus logs

    3) quite advanced scheduling of antivirus tasks (scanning, updating, etc.)

    4) Internet monitor. The POP3 Scanner will be dropped and replaced by a very sophisticated application (but simple to handle) able to intercept viruses at Winsock level

    ciao,
    Paolo.
     
  2. CARCHARODON

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    Excellent! can't wait.

    This is an exciting list of features.
     
  3. root

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    Hey Paolo, sounds great!
    Nice to have you and your product here at Wilders.
    Welcome.
     
  4. UNICRON

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    getting ris of the three icons for just one removes my only complaint about nod32.
     
  5. THAT would be nice! ;)
     
  6. wizard

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    Sounds very good. :) Any other improvements to NOD32 2.0? Maybe a a heuristic for worms or backdoor trojans?

    wizard
     
  7. BEASTIEPENDENT

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    Tach wizard ;)

    Indeed, a better Trojan, backdoor and other malware scanning could even better Nod32... Then it could easily compete with KAV...
     
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    Paolo.An intercept monitor?That would be an excellent addition!Combining the three components is a nice touch also.As a current NOD32 user I really like what I'm hearing from you about future changes!
     
  9. CARCHARODON

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    I'm wondering if there is a release date set or is it "as soon as we're done"?
     
  10. Paul Wilders

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    It's good practice - for all software - to release a new version as soon as (Beta)tested untill all possible flaws have been ironed out. In this context it wouldn't be a logic or wise decision to set a release date up front. Thus: "as soon as it's ready". ;).

    regards.

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  11. Paolo Monti

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    You know, when software development is involved, usually it's quite difficult to set a release date: MS docet :D. Anyway, I can tell that the first beta - well, an alpha, actually - hit my desk many months ago. Since then, the Eset team worked hard to sort out bugs, to implement new features and changes required by distributors and to accomplish localization stuff. I think that a public beta (or maybe a final version) will be released within the end of this year.

    Then, NOD32 users will be ASTONISHED, believe me. Because, the 2.0 version is *not*, by any means, a simple aesthetic surgery... Eset rewrote NOD32 almost from the scratch. The first ideas about the new NOD32 arose last November, during a sort of "brainstorming" in Bratislava, among Eset developers and NOD32 distributors worldwide. I was there, by the way ;)

    ciao,
    Paolo.
     
  12. Paolo Monti

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    Sure. I was told by Anton Zajac, VP of Eset, that Eset developers are working about a new type of heuristic engine also. We all know very well that since 1999, when Happy99 hit many PCs, the virus writing world has changed dramatically. Now, new HLL worms arise almost everyday and an "assembly based" heuristic analysis is no more sufficient to spot out new threats.

    By the way, Richard Marko, one of the engine developers of NOD32, wrote a quite interesting paper about HLL disassembling, regarding viruses written in Visual Basic. He presented the paper at VB 2002. Maybe one of these days the paper will be released to the public. I'll keep you informed.

    ciao,
    Paolo.
     
  13. manxaura

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    :D

    The changes sound great and I look fwd to the three icon change. I hope that with all the changes that the basic function of NOD32 continues. Very good protection.

    I love bells and whistles but would not trade them for the security. for those that mentioned issues with scripts and back doors etc. I think NOD is great at what it doews now and I cover those issues with other programs.kinda like specialising.

    So I hope NOD continues with being basicly the best at what it does.

    Michael
     
  14. Paolo Monti

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    You won't be disappointed, believe me :)
    In few words, I can say that the new version will fix the quirks in the present NOD32, adding at the same time new powerful features. All of this, with the usual small system footprint.

    ciao,
    Paolo.
     
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    Sounds cool :D

    I tried NOD-32 trial a few times and guess I might have mentioned a few things about the program a year or two ago.
    Like TDS-3, NOD-32 needed a GUI overhaul and am very happy that is being accomplished. We chant back and forth here about easy to use software. Is it the producers fault or the consumers fault when things go wrong? Yes the consumer needs to be more aware of the lurking dangers but that information is not going to just fall in the laps of your common everyday normal worker who uses the internet. Internet security needs to be brought to the consumer. No I am not talking SPAM either LOL
    Yes it would help if the media tried to educate the consumer a bit more. They seem to try a little when a big well known virus hits the streets but really don't say much about the tiny back-doors which can do more damage. We might even be talking national security here today.
    I also wanted to touch on another thread about being able to by NOD-32 off the shelf. Yes I did read the explanation suggesting that buying software off the shelf is not good because it becomes out of date before you buy it. I don't think that is a problem in this day and age. yes the software should be readily avaliabe in stores like Circuit City, Office Max, Best Buy, and yes , even Wal-Mart.
    Now consumers are getting Fast internet connections and it doesn't take that long to update. I tell everyone that can afford it to kick the 56 K habit and go broadband. Sine life is short , why not make the best of it? Surf with SPEED :D
    I the consumer is saying , I will not prove why one software product is better than the other, the software maker will have to prove to me their product is better and why. ;)
    Ease of use ( GUI ) easy on resources ( although the common consumer doesn't know resources from beans ) SPEED, and POWER.
    If the software maker works toward those goals , most of us will be happy campers. remember , we have fast computers and fast internet connections these days.
    A wise old wealthy father-in-law once told me. The way to his success was to give the consumer more than the consumer thought he or she was getting for their money.
    On a final note.....
    Is it possible to get a beta copy of the new and upcoming NOD-XX?

    Thank You for reading my post
     
  16. Jazzgirl

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    Glad to hear NOD32 is coming out with a one tray icon version. I also like the idea of protection at the winsock level instead of having to configure POP email accounts for protection. I hope it will be as non-intrusive as the current version though.

    Jazzgirl
     
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    This is going to be a good Q4! NOD v2, Outpost v2, and KPF3. Wish I could sleep for 2 months :)

    RP
     
  18. Beautiful! Can't wait! I :eek: :D I really didn't care about the icons, but the email scanner at the winsock level, that's great!

    Please keep the program lean and mean! Machine code, I assume?

    Also, it may be a good idea to include a link to the Official Nod32 Forum from the home pages of nod32.com and the
    other sites, i.e.; www.nod32.com.au so that visitors will know they can get forum support if needed.

    Just my 5 cents..

    "Shooter"
     
  19. jwaves

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    Right On! :-*
     
  20. Paolo Monti

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    I agree. For example, here in Italy we sell NOD32 in boxes: now we have a number of PC shops selling boxes of NOD32 and we send boxes to our customers as well. But I think that all depends by the market. The organization of the sales concerning boxed software is very expensive in terms of time and resources and I guess that USA is one of the hardest market, very aggressive in terms of rebates, discounts, etc. Probably, Eset is still evaluating the opportunity to have such a sale channel in USA.

    Not yet, I'm afraid. Up to now the betas have been released inside the distributors circuit only. The policy of Eset is: don't release anything to the public if we are not sure that it is stable and safe.

    ciao,
    Paolo.
     
  21. rodzilla

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    [> Also, it may be a good idea to include a link to the Official Nod32 Forum from the home pages of nod32.com and the other sites, i.e.; www.nod32.com.au so that visitors will know they can get forum support if needed.

    There is a link to the forum on http://www.nod32.com.au/nod32/support/support.htm
     
  22. ;) Aaaahh, Sorry, Rod, I didn't notice. I used to use www.nod32.com because I am from the USA, but lately I've been looking through the australian site, there is more content there, including the link I didn't notice. More free cleaners, too!
     
  23. jwaves

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    I am happy that there are many users in this forum where we can discuss, help, and also advice NOD32 users about viruses and any questions related to the antivirus issue. I am very pleased to have purchased and used NOD32 since last year. I have used Dr. Solomon, McAfee, Norton, SOPHOS, and PC-Cillin but nothing beats like NOD32. NOD32 has been aggressive in terms of detection, frequently updated, and always simple in terms of using it. I now don't have to waste time trying to figure out which one is the best out of all the AVs. I must admit that adding a link from the main NOD32 sites (US and International) to this forum will be a Big Plus. With the addition of this FORUM, I am pleased that we all can see and discuss about the program. It really stands out from all the antivirus programs out there. Keep up the good work ESET and the Forum Administrator! :cool:
     
  24. rodzilla

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    Thanks for the compliments Jwaves ... and welcome aboard!

    NOD32 is well represented here by distributors from all over the world, but a support forum's success is largely dependent on its users, and I'm really pleased to see how this one is taking shape after less than a week online, with several users already offering valuable help and advice. (I noticed an "Old Faithful" from our previous support forum on Becky's is posting here. A big welcome to Mickey the Man!)

    The only way to go from here is "UP" !!! :eek:
     
  25. Acadia

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    Thinking about purchasing NOD32. There is a page on the Aussie site, http://www.nod32.com.au/nod32/products/95.HTM
    that needs fixing. It show three images in a row, when you click to enlarge them, the third image shows you the second image; there is no enlarged image for the third. Thank you.
     
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