Best realtime protection: NOD32 or KAV?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Jethro Tull, Sep 6, 2005.

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  1. The Hammer

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    Please switch. You have been unhappy for far too long. :p
     
  2. Trespasser

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    I'm sure Patrician will switch to Kav once the Nod license runs out (I know I would).

    Have a good day. :D
     
  3. Stan999

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    He may be a bit disappointed as one of his main complants with NOD is that resident scanner does not scan archives.


    NOD's AMON real-time scanner does not scan archives but then neither does
    KAV's real-time scanner.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=548896#post548896
     
  4. The Hammer

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    But he can choose AVG now. They have a free version. Have a good evening. :D
     
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  5. rothko

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    but if patrician didnt have nod to moan about his life would be empty
     
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    lets let up on the personal remarks before they get out of hand gentlemen.

    bigc
     
  7. Triple Helix

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    Hey lets all try No AV and see what happens right o_O :eek:

    :D :D :D :D
     
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    Look how good is KAV and NOD32
     

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    and another test
     

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  10. Patrician

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    Yes AVG...:) I know AVG is only just better than running no AV at all but the fqact is that on the tests I have done AVG's realtime scanner picked up 1 of the five nasties that NOD's didn't. Yes, NOD's on demmand scanner picked them all up, but it's front line defence, Amon, completely ignored them.
     
  11. Patrician

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    I will, my subscription to NOD is up in November, but need to wait until KAV is fully 64bit compliant.

    Don't get me wrong, NOD is a very good AV package but I don't think it's as good as some people here seem to think. It is a very subjective thing though, so whats good for one is not so good for some one else.

    Having now used both, I prefer and trust KAV above NOD. I especially do not like an AV who's realtime scanner does not scan inside archives and this is my biggest gripe with NOD.
     
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    My friend,
    You won't be protected more if you scan archives in real-time.
    And you will only slow down you machine for nothing...
    Regards,
    M.J.
     
  14. Don Pelotas

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    This is true, i think Patrician meant the on-demand scanner though (even if he did write real-time scanner), in which case it would be true.
    Your right, it's a complete waste of resources and we are just as well protected anyway. :)
     
  15. Stan999

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    It seems to me he is specifically talking about the real-time scanner.
    He wrote:

     
  16. Brian N

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    IMON scans inside archives when you download stuff.
    And if you copy something from a CD or whatever, it's not really that hard to rightclick an archive and get NOD to scan it ;)
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=164189

    If nasties are indeed hiding in an archive, they need to be extracted first and that's where AMON get's to work.
     
  17. Patrician

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    But I would much rather my AV stopped them even getting onto my HDD. That is what I expect of an AV product. And KAV realtime scanner does scan inside archive files, you just have to buy the Pro version. I remember KAV 4.5 (any version) would scan inside archives too.

    Don Pelotas is right, as far as I can tell even NOD's on demand scanner doesn't scan archives either. Even if it is set to "scan all files". And if it is set to "scan all files" that is exactly what I expect it to do. Not miss out archives.

    Ok anybody that likes NOD isn't going to be conviced by my whitterings, NOD is a good AV and if you are happy with it, and are aware of it's short comings then it's obviously the AV product for you.

    Personally I do not trust it because of those very short comings, short comings that KAV, F-Secure, AVK and even Avast Pro do not have. They do have others but theirs are ones that I am prepared to live with.

    Lets just agree to disagree shall we?.....
     
  18. Brian N

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    IMON

    It does. Click the link in my prev post.
     
  19. The Hammer

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    Patrician I suggest you reread Don's last post #64. It's obvious you don't fully comprehend the Av you have and maybe that's why your home tests come out the way they do.
     
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    I guess that is the best thing to do at this point, just agree to disagree.
     
  21. The Hammer

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    Except Patrician is disagreeing with Don also. Not just NOD users. As Don Pelotas said in post #14 of Why is NOD so light. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=548896#post548896 "No, Kav don't waste any time scanning inside archives in real-time, a very good decision IMO, as they are handled as soon as they are extracted, so there are good reasons for not doing this real-time. This is also why some can't understand why Kav doesn't detect the eicar zips, just extract." ;)
     
  22. Brian N

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    Oh and before I forget, my prev posts were to inform you, and everyone else viewing this thread, that NOD does scan inside archives (if you configure it to do so) - It had nothing to do about the old 'kav vs nod' thing.

    Also, IMON checks files that you download, including archives, before it's released to other apps (explorer etc.).

    That should clear things up.
    NOD V3 should also be easier for the 'beginners' to configure, but let's see how it works out when it's released ;)
     
  23. The Hammer

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    Sometimes the tough questions are ignored. I would attempt to tell you but I don't run Kav at present although that could change in the future. It probably would take an outfit like Av-Comparatives to run a test with default settings (as opposed to best possible settings) to know.
     
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  24. Graystoke

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    That's ok Hammer. No problem. I kind of lost interest in it anyway. ;) :) Thank you. :)
     
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