Nod in ZA

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by dfw, May 18, 2006.

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  1. dfw

    dfw Registered Member

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    Is it not about time that Nod 32 was able to be picked up by zone Alarm free ver antivirus monitoring, not that it makes much diffence, just be nice to see it there.
     

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  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    This would come down to the makers of ZoneAlarm adding this.

    Cheers :D
     
  3. ASpace

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    First , you have to ask ZoneLabs about this
    Then , you have Windows XP which has Security Center ,excellent :D
     
  4. Brian N

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    ZA only detects the 'popular' AV's ie. Norton / McAfee etc.
    Nothing to worry about though.
     
  5. ASpace

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    NOD32 is much more popular than crappy Norton and McBluffy :D :D :D

    and much better , though ;)
     
  6. beetlejuice69

    beetlejuice69 Registered Member

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    I was beta testing ZA before the last public beta and I did ask why Nod is not showing and are they going to fix that. They said that there were more important issues to worry about then Nod being detected. They`ll get around to it when the bigger issues are taken care of. They also told me that in previous beta test. So really, who knows?
     
  7. Joliet Jake

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    I feel it may be a parochial thing and only detecting American software. AOL is absolutely the same that way-doesn't detect NOD, it also doesn't detect Comodo firewall but does, of course, detect MCafee, Norton, Zone Alarm etc.
    There is absolutely no excuses for these companies not to be able to put in detection for other, non mainstream American software.

    If you think about it, it could 'scare' newbie users into going for the 'land of the free' security software so they don't have to be confronted by the red texted warnings every time they boot their PC.
     
  8. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Most software companies run their company the way they want to, in any country. And, most companies these days are International companies.

    I'm quite sure Zone Labs would prefer you use their antivirus solution. It's called marketing.

    As long as I know my antivirus is working, it doesn't really matter that other apps or operating systems detect it.

    Let's avoid veiled political comments on any country in these forums.
     
  9. unhappy_viewer

    unhappy_viewer Registered Member

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    When we say detect the most 'popular' AV in the ZA forums, what we mean is that ZA can only detect the AVs that have the most user-base. Judging from the "top 5 AV" thread in this forum, I should think that you would already know which are the popular AVs among all the userbase and not just the "geek" or "very security-concious" users.

    No-doubt that other AVs are getting more prominance but at the moment the market leaders are still clear-cut above the rest. It will just take sime time. ZL is currently working on the beta of ZA 6.5 and the 64 bit ZA too. Even if people have the AVs that ZA detect, we advise them to turn the feature off if they have Windows XP SP2 to reduce memory usage because they would just be duplicating what Windows Security Centre is doing.
     
  10. Albinoni

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    And to be honest it would not bother me if NOD32 does or doesn't show up, at the end of the as long as both ZA and NOD do their job I'll be happy.
     
  11. Joliet Jake

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    Fair enough, but there is no reasonable excuse for AOL not to recognise other security software when they operate in other countries.
    You are clearly not the average clueless user who could and may be swayed by seeing that one of their security apps or browsers is saying that there is no anti virus or firewall installed when in fact there is. This marketing is nothing more than a dispicable corporate ploy and I for one wont be bending over just to get my bum felt.

    I would like to see a rule brought in to say that if a browser or any security software is going to have something as important as security application detection in their software with warnings in red letters then they must either be;
    a. able to detect all security software, or
    b. not be able to use this ploy

    as this could lead uninformed or inexperienced users unfairly away from whatever choice they want to make.
     
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  12. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    ZONEALARM on this issue enough said. :rolleyes:

    That's my 2 cents.
     
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