Nod32 or Kaspersky

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  1. Kentish

    Kentish Registered Member

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    As the title says, I am choosing between one of the mentioned AV programes after finding a virus on my machine which Panda failed to find (actually a Trojan, which TDS3 didnt either....).
    So as my license with Panda runs out shortly, I have been trialling a few AV products. For my free program, I will run Avast as it seems better than AVG (any thought there?), and for my paid up full license I think I will go with either NOD32 or Kaspersky. My main concern is the impact on resources, which up until now is the reason why I have never had a an AV product running in the background and only on-demand.
    As that would appear to almost be an impossibility (plus the protection given to the rest of my family ) I am ready to accept constant running in the background of an AV product, just as long as it doesnt impede my on-line gaming.

    So my question really is which one IN YOUR OPINION is the better suited to me?.

    I understand we have our favourites, and mine up until now was Panda, but I accept they may not be as good as they were/was so I am ready to move on.

    I dont want mine is better than yours type stuff, just opinions/expeiriences of either of these 2, or another if you prefer yours and its not listed.

    Cheers.
     
  2. sir_carew

    sir_carew Registered Member

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    Some advantages of NOD:
    -Use much less memory than KAV,
    -Detect many new unknown viruses/trojans via heuristic,
    -Scan the hard drive in less time,
    -Scan incoming mail at winsock level,
    -24 VB award earned.
     
  3. Acadia

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    Hi, Kentish. If System Resources is your main concern I can recommend that you try eTrust EZ. It has the least impact on my System Resources on this antiquated system of mine than any other AV that I have ever tried (I have tried at least 8 of them). NOD is also very good with System Resources and many folks in this groups will argue till they are blue in the face that NOD is the best at detecting viruses. I don't use NOD, even though I own it, because of compatibility problems. The only thing I do not like about eTrust is that it does not provide live scanning of incoming email, but that is not a concern for me since my ISP scans it for me plus I have GoBack should I ever get infected. Whatever you choose, good luck! :cool:

    Here is one review of eTrust:
    http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/eTrust_EZ_Antivirus_6_1/4505-3514_16-21003825.html

    Acadia
     
  4. swisscoms

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    You say you found a virus Kentish, that Panda and TDS-3 missed, can you tell us what programme you used to find the virus you had? Was it an online scanner type like Trend Micro's Home Scan?
     
  5. optigrab

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    Furthermore to swisscoms' post, can you identify the trojan, and even send the sample to DCS and Panda?
     
  6. illukka

    illukka Spyware Fighter

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    before complaining @ a forum about product xxxx not detecting something MAKE SURE THAT IT IS DETECTED BY SUBMITTING THE VIRUS TO THE VENDOR IN QUESTION.. this way you'll protect not only yourself, but all the other users of that product too..

    are you sure it was a real trojan and not a spyware? some av's/at's have added spyware detections too,classified as a trojan
     
  7. I like and trust KAV.......
     
  8. Kentish

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    I have deleted the damned thing now, but its was listed by Avast, Nod and Kaspersky as a trojan (class b loader??), and was emebedded in a zip file for Java applications.

    I realised it would have been better to have submitted it, but I figured surely 3 AV (agreed not AT) proggies all saying the same thing cant be wrong, 1 maybe but not 3.
     
  9. swisscoms

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    I have a feeling it might have been Java_Byte verifiy, or Java NoCheat, or Fortnight as they love to hide in the Zips. Do those names look familiar Kentish?
     
  10. Kentish

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    Cant really remember m8, but I do remember the thing said loader at the end of it.
    All I do know is that Panda or TDS3 didnt flag it, but Avast, Nod and Kaspersky did.

    But dont get me wrong, I am not moaning about TDS3 at all, it still has my full confidence. I am more concerned with the Panda failure to flag it.

    So far with my trialings, I am tempted towards Nod, simply because it seems leaner to work with and run, and definately doesnt impact on my system as much (Athlon 2.5 gig Barton, 512 Meg ) which is important for my on-line gaming, but keeping protection at the same time.


    Added..
    Found this in the Nod scan logs..........does it help?

    C:\Documents and Settings\Andrew\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\archive.jar-27ef23b8-122112a0.zip > ZIP > RunString.class - Java/ClassLoader.B trojan

    C:\Documents and Settings\Andrew\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\xp.jar-103b60e-5a79d600.zip > ZIP > RunString.class - Java/ClassLoader.B trojan
     
  11. Pilli

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    HI Kentish, I use NOD32 & TDS3 together with absolutely no problems on one PC & KAV & TDS3 on another again with no prblems. Both are excellent AV's IMHO
     
  12. Kentish

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    I run TDS3, Wormguard, Regprot, Process Guard, all running in the background, and Digital Patrol and Avast on demand only. I also have Adaware, Spybot and Tracks Eraser Pro to clean out any other little interesting things.

    So far, Nod appears to offer no conflicts and so is looking favourite for me.
     
  13. Paul Wilders

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    Kentish,

    Better clean out that cache ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  14. mvdu

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    I use KAV for the overall detection rates, but NOD32 is definitely improving.
     
  15. storm3

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    I bought F-secure 2004 internet security. Is this software good comparing to NOD and KAV? I bought because it won virus.gr test

    o_O?
     
  16. gus

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    F-Secure using KAV engine = very good software ;)

    But virus.gr tests are amateurish.

    Its not possible to do HIGH QUALITY tests, when author of virus.gr:

    - dont know, how many viruses are in his collection
    - is not able to replicate polymorphic viruses
    - testing jokes programs, creating tools etc...

    VirusP (author) is only snipped - no bashing please - paul :D
     
  17. iNsuRRecTioN

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    Hi,

    KAV becomes better and better, in the upcoming Version 5.x there will be an performance improvement and use much less memory as NOD32V2 it does!
    And the self-protection is improved, too!

    So wait until the beta test is over and there the new KAV 5.x is released! :D

    best regards,

    iNsuRRecTiON
     
  18. Paul Wilders

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    Ins,

    ...then again: we are talking existing Final Releases in this thread ;)

    regards,

    paul
     
  19. Kentish

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    More importantly to me is that my Panda license runs out end of this month and I need to decide on a course of action, one of which isnt waiting for any forthcoming possibilities. Sorry but I need to act now and on current offerings.

    PS cache well and truly cleaned out!!
     
  20. Paul Wilders

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    Well, you have heard several people mention their favorites and for what reasons. In the end it will boil to you making a decision. Then again: you could give one or more a trial as well ;)

    ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  21. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Paul is absolutly right the end decision is yours. I have an av that I really like but I am constantly trialing different av programs.Who knows I might find one that I like that likes my system, But I will never know if I don't try. There are quit a few good av's out there and you might just find the one you like. The best part is it is free to trial most av's. Good luck on finding the best one for your needs. ;)
     
  22. Kentish

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    Decision made, and as of today I am an official license holder of Nod32.

    It has proved to be very effective already.

    Cheers for everyones input and help on this matter.

    Kentish
     
  23. rdsu

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    Hi,

    I tried both, and I choose NOD32, because it use very low resources compared with KAV, and have a perfect GUI, in my opinion ;)
     
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