Best protection for a Home user...

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  1. Which antivirs provides best protection for a home user? McAfee Virusscan Enterprise 8.0i Patch 10 or Nod32 2.5.25??


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  2. kalpik

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    Both are VERY good products! McAfee maybe be a wee bit better with signature detection, but nothing beats NOD in heuristics! NOD has also had a HUGE signature update yesterday, and more such updates are likely to follow! So it comes down to what runs on your system better. NOD32 is Much lighter than McAfee in this respect. The choice is yours!
     
  3. World Industries

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    I agree with the lighter resource use by NOD32 and the better detection by McAfee.

    Since they are both paid av's and both highly recommend paid av's. I would choose one that fits your budget.. I belive that NOD32 costs about maybe $10 cheaper then McAfee and it provides excellent protection. NOD32 updates about 1 time a day maybe 2. While I think McAfee updates every couple days. If I was going to purchase McAfee or NOD32, I would choose NOD32.

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  4. Blackcat

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    I wish McAfee Enterprise was only slightly more expensive than NOD! :p You are confusing this version with the Home product.
    The Enterprise version of McAfee releases daily DATs Monday through Friday and also at weekends if a major malware outbreak takes place.
    Depends on the system. Although it takes up more memory and has more running processes. McAfee 8.0i runs very light on all of the systems I have installed it on. Probably slightly heavier than NOD, if all features are enabled/installed, but not much in it ;)
    But before a choice is made, don't forget the average Home user will not have access to the Enterprise Edition.

    Recent thread here.
     
  5. shek

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    I prefer mcafee virusscan enterprise edtion 8.0i.

    In terms of budget, if a user could have access to 8.0i, it means he could get it for free from school or company he works for. that's the only way a home user could get a enterprise version software.

    for detection rate, there is no doubt that mcafee is better than nod. In terms of proactive protection, IMHO, mcafee 8.0i is better than nod too (mcafee home edition is another story), because it not only has generic detection and heuristic, but also has access protection and buffer overflow protection. especially the access protection is really powerful. you could find the discussion about access protection rules from here and here
     
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    So is it so that the better option is McAfee Enterprise? (Cuz i have both! :D)
     
  7. VikingStorm

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    Assuming you get McAfee VS Enterprise for free from school/work, and you don't care about memory usage that much, and like excess security. You can also buy NOD32 and run "both."

    On my P4 1.6ghz, 512mb DDR laptop, I have NOD32's IMON [Reason being, it has all the advanced features, and good pro-active detections is best for detecting unknown things that come from the internet], a long with McAfee VS Enterprise's RTM. With this setup, anything going through the internet will be detected by NOD32 first, and won't conflict with McAfee. If it goes through, McAfee will get it when it writes to the disk (I actually started doing this since IMON doesn't support SSL connections, meaning my Outlook Web Access e-mail wouldn't be scanned, and if I got an archived attachment, AMON can't scan it either].
    To tell you the truth, it feels almost the same as if I was running only NOD32, or only McAfee. In other words, a lot lighter than KAV for me, or any other multi-engine AV.
     
  8. YeOldeStonecat

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    I've seen as many as 5 updates in one day from NOD32.

    My vote for NOD32. I've worked on too many clients machines that have had stuff slip past Mcafee.
     
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