Difference between AV's

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by nixie21, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. nixie21

    nixie21 Registered Member

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    What is the major differences between NOD32 and Avira Free?

    Why would one pay for NOD over the free Avira?

    I ask because I am using NOD and love it, I installed Avira on my laptop and a couple of other machines and it seems very good as well, so I want to know what other people who have used both think the differences are and if it is worth $60 for 2 years instead of free.

    Thanks so much
     
  2. trjam

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    Nod scans email, rootkit detection, http scanner, just to get the ball rolling.
     
  3. waters

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    Why not just use what You like best.
     
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    I would use Nod over Antivir free to get away form the pop up adverts of Antivir and slow update servers. But then I decided to upgrade to Antivir premium and all those issues have gone- but then of course its not free.

    Cheers

    Jlo
     
  5. TairikuOkami

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    Avira - better detection and heuristic, it ussually causes many false alerts.
    NOD32 - easy to use, sufficient detection, smooth updates, instal and forget.
    By the way Avira already works on Avira RootKit Detection, I use it and like it.
     
  6. lodore

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    nod32 has less bugs.
    antivir has a few bugs to sort out atm.
    there was a thread about antivir not doing to well at cleaning malware off an infected system.
    mod32 is better in that reguard but still needs work in removing malware.
    lodore
     
  7. nixie21

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    Thanks for the replies... If I said I surf some 'Questionable' websites, does they make one better than the other?
     
  8. trjam

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    No. But more frequent scanning wouldnt hurt.:)
     
  9. EliteKiller

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    NOD32 only has "sufficient" detection? If Avira has "better" on-demand detection and NOD32 is within 1-2% I don't think we should split hairs over the "better" detection rates. ;) AV-Comparitives had both Avira and NOD32 at around 50% on the retrospective scanning which would put them equal in their tests.

    Disable Antivir free nag screen
     
  10. TairikuOkami

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    I remember times, when I uploaded new virus to online scan and only NOD32 detected it.
    But these days ussually only 3 AV finds it thanks to heuristic and NOD32 is not one of them.

    Anyway NOD32 is great product, especially for gamers, but its default settings suck. I wrote it a few times on a forum with their man, since it is slovak product, but they did not change it.

    By default, virus (signature) should be set to be quarantined or deleted, not alert a user.
    IMON should deny downloading a virus, because when it downloads it, it can not delete it.

    As for Avira, I think, that by default it still uses really disgusting sound (beep) to alert a virus.
     
  11. nixie21

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    SO it looks like both a great products, but nothing really says 'spend the $' because they are so close. I guess when my NOD runs out at the end of the month, I will switch and see how it goes. Why waste the $$$ that I really dont want to spend (as long as I am not opening the computer to danger)

    Thanks
     
  12. Firefighter

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    If so that's OK, but it seems to be merely over 4 % better detection that Avira has.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  13. nixie21

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    My last 'Which AV' Thread.....

    Ok choose 1

    NOD32 Pay ($60 2 years)
    Symantec CORP edition 10 FREE
    Avira PE FREE

    Only these 3 choices, which and why

    Thanks
     
  14. ashishtx

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    Re: My last 'Which AV' Thread.....

    My vote goes to symantec beacause it is free(advantage over nod),has better self protection and less prone to false positives(advantage over avira).
     
  15. lodore

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    Re: My last 'Which AV' Thread.....

    well i prefer nod32 but if you can get the symantec corprate version for free i say take it!
    i know that symantect corprate is alot lighter than norton home user products and has more customization
    and self protection
    lodore
     
  16. C.S.J

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    Re: My last 'Which AV' Thread.....

    spot on, couldnt have said it better myself. :thumb:

    lucky if you get a free.

    there are cheaper than nod, wink wink..... but even so, i dont think nod will be giving current users the suite etc, there will be another nice fee on-top if that, which wont be healthy, especially if you look at how much Avira charged current licence holders just for the firewall in their suite upgrade.
     
  17. Pedro

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    Re: My last 'Which AV' Thread.....

    I have none nor tried any of those. BUT, based on reviews and opinions over here on features, etc:
    Money is not a problem- Nod32
    Free- Avira
    Some other scenario- not Symantec:D
     
  18. lodore

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    Re: My last 'Which AV' Thread.....

    i would say if you dont mind paying nod32 but symantec corparate is ok.
    lodore
     
  19. WSFuser

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    Re: My last 'Which AV' Thread.....

    id go with NOD32 if u have the money. reason: its light, has fast scans, great detection and low FP, IMON and much more.

    if u dont want to spend money then get Symantec AV. it also has great detection rates and low FP. its settings are quite customizable too.
     
  20. C.S.J

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    Re: My last 'Which AV' Thread.....

    Symantec Corporate is light, decent scan speeds, 99% detection rate and zero false positives, i see no need to buy nod32, if you get that for free.

    unless you want the better heuristics, i see no reason at all to pay for nod in your situation.
     
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