F-secure VS. NOD32

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  1. kloshar

    kloshar Registered Member

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    Hi!

    Can f-secure compare to NOD32? I know that nod in faster, smaller, has smaller updates, has maybe (o_O) more frequent updates ... What about detection?
     
  2. Pigman

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    F-Secure, IIRC, is about in the same league as Kaspersky in virus detection, a bit better than NOD. It doesn't have AH, though. And it is a pretty hefty program...
     
  3. kloshar

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    What is AH?
     
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    i think it stands for Advanced Heuristics.
     
  5. AgentX

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    F-Secure is very good at detecting viruses and trojans alike, which can be attributed
    to the "KAV-Engine Inside"(tm). Because of the strange multi-module architecture, and
    3 AV engines, it's also one of a few heavyweight antiviruses in the void. It's also
    notorious for using the BackWeb system for updating itself over the net.

    Speaking of its detection capabilities, it can easily compete with the best ones like KAV
    and McAfee. However, a dozen system processes eating 25-30MB of RAM are a
    definite problem for the not-so-powerful machines. IMO, it has lost *some* credibility
    since it dropped the signature-rich F-Prot engine.

    Regards,
    AgentX
     
  6. Pigman

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    AH is advance heuristics. It allows NOD to detect a lot more viruses, worms, etc., a lot of trojans too, but at the cost of slower scanning and some false positives.
     
  7. mrtwolman

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    Just to make it more straitforward - advanced heuristic gives NOD32 quit good chance to detect new unknown malware like worms and trojans at the same moment they hit the network....
     
  8. ronjor

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    NOD has done it in the past, several times.
     
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