KAV vs. NOD32: Who wins?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Relemar, May 16, 2007.

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  1. Relemar

    Relemar Registered Member

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    Hello, just a little opinion thing as usual :p Who wins?

    Just a little thing because I haven't a clue which to choose? Really who wins? I've heard the thing about NOD32 but KAV is classic, you gotta admit? Basically it's down to personal choice but I want the best!
     
  2. Huwge

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    You wont get a definative answer. Both have their fans and both will say theirs is the best.

    Probably better to trial them on your machine (one at a time of course) and see which suits you best.

    I use NOD and havent looked back. If you trial it, make sure you use Blackspears settings.

    Good luck
     
  3. dawgg

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    +1... try them both out and see which you prefer. personally, i prefer Kaspersky, but to be honest, you cant go wrong with either... both excellent products... try them both out.
     
  4. Relemar

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    I have :p

    NOD32 is cool, which is best in detection etc?
     
  5. besafe

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    For overall detection, I believe KAV has come out on top in the last couple of reviews (PC World or Magazine as well as the latest AV-Comparatives). I think both are excellent, but I'd give the "nod" to Kav.
     
  6. AlamoCity

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    KAV is the clear winner. Listen to your instincts. Personally, I feel safer with KAV, so I'm using it even though I prefer NOD32 for it's stability. NOD32's signature detection is just average, so use it as an on-demand scanner for it's superior heuristics. In other words, use both. That way, if KAV flakes out on you due to bugs, etc., you'll have the added benefit of NOD32 being ready to take over full time.
     
  7. Relemar

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    KAV seems a pain to uninstall and install. I can't get it to flippin run.
     
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    1-1

    Gerard
     
  9. AlamoCity

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    KAV is overly sensitive to remnants of uninstalled anti-virus programs like Norton. The best way to get a clean install is to reformat and install KAV before your firewall. Post on the Kaspersky forum and tell them what you've had on your system in the past, and they may be able to save you from reformatting.
     
  10. steve1955

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    In my opinion Kav is the better product at the moment,but that could change with next generation of products,but who knows what the future holds?
     
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    A format is a little drastic don't you think?there are other ways of completely removing software:-just takes a bit more patience
     
  12. dawgg

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    its usually because other AV software leaves remnants on the PC which clash with Kaspersky... simply using their dedicated uninstaller tools do the job :)
     
  13. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    heres what i think,

    kaspersky has the best detection,
    nod has the best heuristics

    nod is more stable, and 'just works'
    kaspesky has more features

    you choose.
     
  14. Bio-Hazard

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    Both are execellent programs. I think KAV have the upperhand at the moment, but difference is very small. Which ever you choose, you cant go wrong. It really comes down to what you want and what it is important to you. I would say that try both of them and then decide. Thats what i did!

    Kristian
     
  15. Technic

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    I am very glad you trust Kaspersky forums again. :p

    Both will do. KAV for maximum security, NOD for its lightness.

    1-1
     
  16. besafe

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    AOL Acitve Virus Shield based on Kaspersky is very easy to isntall and run.
     
  17. AlamoCity

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    Doesn't the AOL program lack the PDM feature?
     
  18. lodore

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    yes because its free
    back to the main question of the thread,
    there is no who wins.
    both are great products.
    I use kis6.0 myself and am pleased with it.
    its all down to what product works better on your pc and you like more.
    so do a trial of both and decide which one to part your cash.
    lodore
     
  19. besafe

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    Everyone wins...that is the customers of both companies! 2 great products.

    Back to AOL AVS. AVS does lack the PDM, but it should have the same detection rate as KAV far as signatures go, correct?
     
  20. lodore

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    yes it does.
    its just it lacks the pdm,webav and the trusted zone
    lodore
     
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    I like, and have a license, for both. :D

    NOD is lighter, but KAV makes me feel safer. I use KAV at the moment, but its all down to personal preference. Try 'em both.
     
  22. TonyW

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    I like the Kaspersky range mainly because of the sheer amount of updates they issue, and just lately, they seem to have been adding a huge amount, more than normal. The hourly average appears to be about 25 signatures if their viruswatch is anything to go by.
     
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    Everyone wins. Both are great programs.
     
  24. LowWaterMark

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    I salute every member that said that each product has its strengths and its weaknesses. That a person should try both in order to determine what works best on their own system, because, that varies a great deal. Sometimes "a great" product works terrible for one person, but it works great for the next.

    You know what, we're going to take a break from the "this versus that" type threads here. If a poster has nothing more to ask then "which of these AVs is best?" then such a thread will be close - no debate. For a while, I expect people to put much more thought into their posts then... "Does this product suck?" or "Which is the best - abc or xyz?" Whenever such a thread gets started, be assured, regardless of who started it, it will be closed and/or removed. Don't reply! It'll all be for nothing, even if it sits there for 6 hours waiting for a moderator to axe it, it WILL go. Don't feed the trolls!

    If the "other anti-virus forum" goes totally quiet for the next few weeks - no problem. I'd rather one worth while thread then hundreds of stupid posts.
     
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