Nod32 student discount vs. BD9 @ $35.96 - commentary?

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  1. veri

    veri Registered Member

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    Seems I can get a small discount on BD9.

    Considering the two, does anyone think BD9 would be worth the $15ish premium over Nod32 with that student discount?
     
  2. pykko

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    Well, does NOD32 offer student discounts? I haven't seen it this offer in my country ....
     
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    interesting nobody told me a word about it. :(
     
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    There is an academic version of NOD32 for students and teachers in Hong Kong for HK$198 (USD25.30) for one year updates.
     
  6. veri

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    Any opinions on Nod32 w/ two years for $30, or BD9 with one for $35.96?
     
  7. lodore

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    well it seems bitdefender's heristic detection is getting better and better and alomost better than nod32's and might be better than soon. and bitdefender does have its great rescure disk based on linux defender but its your choice.

    im thinking about getting bitdefnder for my self soon

    lodore
     
  8. JerryM

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    My opinion is that I would go for NOD32.
    Jerry
     
  9. InfinityAz

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    Why don't you just purchase BD 9 Standard from hermanstreet.com or newegg.com for ~$20?
     
  10. veri

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    Wow... hell, even pro plus is $28 there, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...Ntk=all&N=0&minPrice=&maxPrice=&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

    (The quote I received was on pro plus, too.)

    Thanks for pointing it out on 'egg, didn't even think to check there.

    The marginal difference really isn't a huge concern; I'm just wondering whether now would be a good time to try BD9 soon to be 10(?) since I had been wanting to do so even though the latest av-comparatives isn't out and such.
     
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    If you buy BD 9 now, you will automatically get the upgrade to BD 10 when it's released in the next month or so.

    Also, when you buy BD you can run it on two computers (although, I think they specify desktop and notebook -- you may want to double check this).
     
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    its debateable but bitdefender normally alow two pcs but ask them at there forums ~snipped~ That is not an official forum and links to it are not allowed here.
     
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    Well, I'll go with NOD32 without doubts.
    It is lighter in system resources, has better detection rates. (see av-comparatives.org results). Their heuristic engine seems also to be better and they've improved it again 4 days ago. ;)
     
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    BD 9 Pro is great...BUT you cannot also run Spyware Blaster and/or Spybot with it. I had to get rid of it for that reason. 9.0 was fine with those applications. 9.5 crashed and caused constant BSODs and support said it was because I had those two applications and I demanded that I remove them. I removed BD instead.
     
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    Although the EULA does say desktop and notebook, I saw lots of forum posts saying that it was allowed to use BD on 2 PCs. I decided to double-check this with support, and about a month ago I was given the answer that it is only allowed to use BD on one PC and one laptop. But recently I asked again and this time they said that I can use BD on 2 PCs. :doubt:

    Anyway, both NOD32 and BD will work well, so you can choose either one. ;)
     
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    I have an Academic License and as you can see you can have a license of NOD32 for 2 years.

    In my opinion NOD32 is better than ButDefender in all the aspects, like detection, configuration, speed, much less incompabilities with other programs...

    It's an easy decision... ;)
     
  17. Chamlin

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    1. What are the rules of academic: student only? or professors too?

    2. Is the www.nod32-av.com site a reseller? If so, do they provide tech support or does ESET?

    Thanks,
    Chamlin
     
  18. Firecat

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    I'm not sure, but it is possible that it is for students as well as teachers. Of course, you will need proof that you are a student/teacher.

    NOD32-AV is an Eset authorized partner. They themselves provide tech support as far as possible. If the issue goes beyond their reach, then the issue is forwarded to Eset.

    I've had a great experience with NOD32-AV. Excellent support and customer service. Plus, if you buy from NOD32-AV, you will get a preconfigured edition of NOD32 with all settings optimized for maximum protection. ;)
     
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    I can verify everything Firecat said. I have boughten multiple liseces through nod32-av using student licensing. Support provided there is top-notch; in fact I have Stephen on my IM contact list. He has worked with me to "fix" several of my questions/curiosities. Also, I can say that there was an issue with downloads from there not being optimally configured; detection of potentially dangerous apps was not selected by default nor was AH. These problems have been corrected with the latest available download.

    Again, you can't go wrong with www.nod32-av.com
     
  20. proll

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    BD has better detection rates in my country,but it also heavier than NOD32.If i were you ,i will buy NOD32.
     
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    Where are you from proll? I think we all shall see their detection rates compared to av-comparatives.org August test very soon. :)
     
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    That doesn't make sense. Better detection rates are better detection rates accross the board. The numbers don't change on a country by country basis. :)
     
  23. veri

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    That's the only reason why I haven't bought a two-year with Nod32.
     
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