I still have no upgraded to version 3.0, am I crazy?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Matt_Smi, Feb 20, 2008.

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  1. Matt_Smi

    Matt_Smi Registered Member

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    Yeah so I am still running version 2.70, I have not been obsessing about my security lately, but I did find out that version 3.0 was out, so I installed in on a test machine and I am not too fond of the new simple interface (maybe there is a way to go back to the old style?). Is 3.0 much better in terms of protection? I will upgrade eventually but 2.70 has just been working so good for me that I hate to pull it out. Have there been many problems do a clean un-install then re-install of the software? I will do some reading around here since I have not been visiting the forums in a while, but is anyone else still running 2.70?
     
  2. The Hammer

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    You can enable advanced settings on 3.0. I also hear it scans a little faster than 2.70. I believe Blackspear has a 3.0 tutorial sticky. I am still running 2.70 myself.
     
  3. curiousmicrobe

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    I'm on the trial of ESS V3 and it's perfect.
    But it's really your choice what you want to do.
     
  4. Gren

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    Still on 2.7 myself.......may just move to 3 when I renew in a couple of weeks.

    Anyone know if another build is due out on 3 sometime soon?
     
  5. proactivelover

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    IN v3 I Like These Things
    1.Improved Cleaning(strict cleaning)
    2.Background Scanning Mode
    3.Smaller Update Files(Very Small 10kb to 20kb)
    4.Popular EMail Client Protection(Windows Mail)
    5.Very Beautifull GUI
     
  6. GAN

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    I'm still on 2.7 as well and find 2.7 to be faster and working without any issues which is not the case for 3.0....at least for me. Used WinXP for a long time and now on Vista still using 2.7 without problems. I probably tried all 3.0 releases so far and found them all to have some issues and couldn't see any enhancements. If a fancy GUI is important which seems to be very important to a lot of people you might find 3.0 to look better even if i personally like the GUI of 2.7 better.
    The only difference i found using 3.0 is a bit higher memory usage, a new GUI that is slower and smaller updates which is a no issue for me since i'm always connected to a fast internet connection anyway. The updates is small using 2.7 as well compared to most other AV software. According to the rules the cleaning should be better using 3.0, but i never really been infected so not been able to test the cleaning using either version. I also strongly dislike the new command line in 3.0 which is now a separate dos program. Using 2.7 you could use command line with a windows GUI for the scanning.
     
  7. Philippe_FR22

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    I upgraded my PC (from labtop to old vintage PC) from 2.7 to 3.0, french release of NOD32 Antivirus.

    I can confirm that :
    - V3.0 is faster than v2.7
    - Upgrade process is faster too, due to little size files to download
    - Interface is very beautifull even if, at first time, we can be a little disappointed with the new menu (but you can chose to keep 2.7 like interface with 3.0)
    - Better integration with pop and http clients
    - new realtime engine based on proxy feature
    - some interesting feature disappeared : little window with progress indicator and transfer rate that was very usefull while downloading mail attachement...
    - some minor changes and improvements must be done but...

    To my experience I never had any problem with both 2.7 and 3.0 but I spend time to verify my PC health (cleaning files and registry, event logs analysing etc...) NOD32 is a very fast and powerfull antivirus speaking of either v2.7 or v3.0

    :thumb:
     
  8. dr pan k

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    new 3.0.621 is practicly buggless and next weak .64x is coming up. just wait for that. there s also a new way of filtering internet data, safer and with new heuristic engine (static i believe its the name). when 3.0.64x shows up i advise u to give it a try.
     
  9. twl845

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    I installed 3.0 twice and had to go back to 2.7 each time due to high cpu use etc. Just prior to the upgrade I renewed my subscription for 2 years, so I'm going to stay with 2.7 until I see an update I can use with no bugs. I have time on my side. I am confident they will be supporting 2.7 for a long time. :)
     
  10. Joliet Jake

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    Same here. 2.7 is solid and still top quality so there is no rush. I shall let others be the guinea pigs!
     
  11. poutine

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    Have to say that the latest build 3.0.642 is running very sweetly here. ;)
     
  12. twl845

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    Glad to hear that. Can you tell me what improvements were made in 3.0.624 over 3.0.621? I am particularly interested in CPU usage (was 99%):)
     
  13. BerserkerPup

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    Still sticking with 2.7 here also. Tried the 3.0 versions a couple of times and 2.7 still seemed to run smoother on my setup. I'm not in the mood to play around with it anymore, so I suppose I'll stay with 2.7 for the foreseeable future.
     
  14. piranha

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    I tried v3 too and go back to 2.7 each time and now stick there for a while. V3 could be better for some points but v2.7 is so perfect, no bugs, self-protect, didnt slow my old pc and internet as v3 do, cpu usage bug is weird......:blink:

    May be i will try french version or 642 when available. Not sure...
     
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