NAV 2005 ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ajcstr, Jul 13, 2007.

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  1. ajcstr

    ajcstr Registered Member

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    I still have a copy of NAV 2005 that was never installed sitting in the box. At this point is this trash material or is it still usefull ? I am pretty sure that live update would continue to grab the latest virus signatures. I have NPF 2005 running on one of my machines and it seems fine but a firewall is not as update dependent.
     
  2. Donenzone

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    It's trash. NAV2005 is heavy, doesn't contain anti-spyware protection and lacks good heuristics like SONAR as in 2007.2. I think you're better of using a free av than this piece of software.
     
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    Is good for the fire in the winter!!! :D

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  4. ajcstr

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    Opinions of Norton aside - will it function o_O
     
  5. tamdam

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    if it is that old liveupdate won't function because your subscription would have run out.
     
  6. ajcstr

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    No, subscription does not start until its installed.
     
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    @ ajcstr

    You cannot combat tomorrow's threats with 2 (3) years old technology . Using such an old product is like sending 75 years old granny to war :D
     
  8. dwax

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    NAV2005 will run just fine. The virus defs are the same download that NAV2007 will get. It will more then likely update the engine on the product anyway. Besides NAV2005 is not as "bloated" as NAV2007. :)

    And you get free updates for a year. :D
     
  9. ajcstr

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    See now this is exactly what I was thinking. The signature file would be the same but the engine would be different (I don't think they started allowing you to upgrade the engine prior to NAV 2006).

    Makes you wonder how much the Norton product changes from year when you see results like these (I kind of remember the 2003 and 2004 numbers being exact too):

    http://overclockers.com/articles1260/
     
  10. lodore

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    its eaiser to buy a cheap version of norton 2007.
    norton 2007 is ment to be alot lighter than the older versions.
    the bloated versions where 2003,2004,2005 and 2006
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  11. ajcstr

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    I agree any of the free programs would be better .....

    I agree any of the current programs would be better ......

    I agree it would not be the smartest tool to use .....

    I was just asking if it would function - I believe it would - as the firewall does.
     
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    I regret to inform you, Norton 2007 is NOT bloated. I am running it and its just as light as NOD or Avira. ;)
     
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    The scan engine in Nav 2005 can not use most of the new malware defs simply because the total scan engine in the newer Nav was rewritten from the ground up and uses different defs than the older versions. 2005 will update but won't be able to use almost all of the protection the new defs have to offer. This has all been discussed here on wilders before several times and the answer is always the same. Nav 2005 can not protect your computer any more or at least it will do a very poor job since it can't use the new defs even though it will download them.
     
  14. ConstantLearning

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    When was it rewritten bigc73542?

    (I'm asking as I'm looking at installing clean instlling NIS '06 later today from cd ~ with a view to upgrading to '07 asap.)

    Not trying to take your thread off-topic here ajcstr

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    ~ CL
     
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    @ ConstantLearning I ran NIS 2006 and it's slow and bloated. I do hope you can upgrade because I hear 2007 is much better. Cheers
     
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  17. ajcstr

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    No problem - all that needs to be said probably has already
     
  18. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Symantec rewrote their code in Norton antivirus in 2007 version. That is why it runs so much lighter
     
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