IT vs ME

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by curious george, Jan 28, 2009.

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  1. curious george

    curious george Registered Member

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    So, I was told my an IT guy that supposedly a older version of Norton was far MUCH better than today's ESET. He told me something like "its being updated from a private server" all all this junk, which i didn't buy into, and then told me he had never heard of ESET. Which got me thinking, what kinda IT guy is this. Any who, does anyone know if what he says is VALID?
     
  2. funkydude

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    "Updated from a private server"? Sounds like he was trying to sell you a product he gets paid to sell!

    That being said, the New Norton 2009 has proven to be far superior than 2008 when it comes to being lighter and detecting more. It updates normally just like every other Norton product.
     
  3. curious george

    curious george Registered Member

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    Thats the problem see. He wasn't trying to sell me anything, i was just having a debate with a pro about the "better" anti virus. Now, this wasn't a 09 version, because i have tested it, and as much as i hate it say it, Norton has started to make a comeback. I dont know if what he says is valid, but im sticking with my ESET. *By the way, this was an OLD, OLD possibly corporate version*
     
  4. funkydude

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    Was this "It Tech" working in PC World by any chance? :rolleyes: (Not sure if you're in the UK, but PC World is a massive PC/accessory/software store chain which is renowned for being a place to avoid)

    Anyway, I don't meet IT Techs that don't know what ESET is, after all, it's main popularity came from IT Techs and developers recommending it.
     
  5. curious george

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    I dont know. The guys is my age, his FATHER is an IT guy it turns out. But hey, its no longer my burden to carry. If the owner of the computer trusts him, then by allll means. Im sticking with the best :)
     
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    Just goes to show that working in a field doesn't automatically make you smarter then anyone else. When it comes to security software I believe older versions are never as good as the latest products. Malware is changing at a rapid rate and security software must be constantly updated to stay effective against it. It's not enough to renew old subscriptions - you need the latest scanning engines and other core components.
     
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    I'd wager that your office is using either SAV Corp or Endpoint, so when the IT guy mentions private server he's probably referring to the fact that the server in your building is responsible for updating all of the client installations on each workstation.

    Some people may not know what EST is, but if you mention NOD32 then it could raise an eyebrow.
     
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    IT n security are 2 different things
     
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    That IT man is either really stupid or really smart. IT tech can get a bonus, if he can spare company money, eg by keeping old AV, which is "better" than new AV.
     
  10. curious george

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    Eh. He told me the updates where coming through a private server, something with a D. -shrugs-

    thanks anywho!
     
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    It doesn't sound as though the "IT" guy knows enough about Norton's competitors to make a comparison with Eset, or others for that matter. He'll probably be fired soon. :p
     
  12. funkydude

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    I highly doubt it, guys (and gals) like this are everywhere.
     
  13. normishmael

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    Maybe Techie has never heard of ESET because ESET running machines
    never pick up malware,and so never come into his shop?
    No,really you can get some really weird comments from "Pros".
    Before the Norton Revival,in the darkest days,you still had shop guys swear to you Norton was the only thing to run.
     
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