nod32 v2

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  1. tahoma

    tahoma Registered Member

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    http://www.nod32.com/about/press.htm#version2

    anyone tried it? i hear so many good things about nod32, but the few times i have tried it i have been rather disappointed. mainly cos of its poor trojan detection.
     
  2. Madsen DK

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    Hi tahoma.
    Yes, and many here uses it, i would think. ;)
    Well, i can only say, that im very satisfied with it.
    Trojan detection has improved, and will be further improved in the future.
    I think it was Paul who said it, and i takes his word for it.
    But as always, a good AT is recommended.
    Regards
    Ole :D

    PS. why not try a trail, and see for yourself.
     
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    It's now protecting my laptop. :)

    That's rather strange. The most people I know who tried NOD32 were rather impressed - due to the low resources of the monitor and the lightning fast scanning speed. Ever noticed that? ;)

    You noticed that NOD32 is an antivirus software, didn't you? ;) There are only a few antivirus programs out that can really deal with (backdoor-)trojans. IMHO only KAV based products can really be considered as an antitrojan software as well.

    But NOD32 2 has also some changes to trojan detection: The new heuristic feature is now also able to detect (backdoor-)trojans which works quiet well but overall it could still not fully compete against the KAV in this special area.

    I am very pleased with the new version of NOD32 and could only recommend to use it if someone's looking for a damn good antivirus software. :D

    wizard
     
  4. tahoma

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    the 'low on resources' argument is kinda obsolete then, if u need to run an AT as well.maybe KAV uses less resources than nod+an AT?

    ive tried nod b4, its slower than drweb for isntance, faster than kav tho, and based on my own experiences id say drweb is better with trojans than nod, and at last as good when it comes to viruses. but thats my personal impression
     
  5. controler

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    I am also running version TWO. the little Beta 5 finialy dissapeared :)
    Along with NOD I am running GAV and anti-keylogger...
    I run anti-keylogger just to see how it monitors my startups

    I really like Nod32 version 2 , I need to perform a few more e-mail monitoring tasks though to see how it compares to NAV.
    Even though I know KAV is a great product, I could never get it nworking correctly on my machine.


    con
     
  6. Dan Perez

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    If you are at all concerned about trojans (as I think you should be) I really think that it would be a mistake to rely on an AV solution. I agree that KAV handles this better than most if not all AV products but it definitely does not come close to a dedicated AT product.

    In case it is of interest, I currently use NOD v2 as a primary AV, KAV Pro as secondary (i.e., on-demand) AV and TDS3 as an AT (alongside that I use PortExplorer which complements TDS very nicely)

    HTH,

    Dan
     
  7. Paul Wilders

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    Seems like a rethorical question ;) countless people have - registered users as well as trial users.

    layered defense - my personal adagium for many, many years now. Malware is designed every day, targetting mainly antiviruses that handle both viruses and trojans/backdoors well - especially KAV/AVP. In case one does rely on one layer of defense only (putting all eggs in just one basket), there's quite a chance one ends up with no defense at all.

    Therefore: a top notch antivirus (and NOD32 is without any dispute) in combo with a top notch antitrojan (for example TDS3) is the safest way to go. And safe is the key word for all of us ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  8. crazykidjoe

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    I am a registered NOD32 user, but am using kav atm. I unistalled kav last night to reinstalled NOD32. Believe it or not, I had to unistall NOD32 because v2 slows my system down more than kav. My box seems to run real well with KAV. I still think that NOD32 is a great program or I woundn't have purchased it in the first place. I must be out of my mind anyway. I've purchased NOD32, AVK, Mcafee and KAV...over the last 8 months..c
     
  9. Dan Perez

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    CrazyKidJoe,

    My own experience when running KAV as the primary was that there were some directories/applications I had to tell it to ignore as it interfered with their proper operation. Also, I was forced to disable email protection as whenever I received a cryptographically signed email Outlook would crash and burn. (Like you, though, I never encountered any performance issues with KAV that others mention.)

    With NOD I have yet to encounter any compatibility issues (or, for that matter, performance issues) and a major plus is it's email scanning, implemented at the application (MAPI) level as well as the network level (by the separate EMON & IMON components). You may want to broach the performance issue you had in the NOD forums to see if there is a ready explanation.

    Dan
     
  10. adiel

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    Yes,a long time ago i heard these "good" things too,and decided to give this AV a try,but i learnt a big lesson.

    EVERYTHING THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD
     
  11. Paul Wilders

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    Adiel,

    True, and a nice expression as well ;). Talking about gold: there's another really nice one

    Silence is golden :D

    regards.

    paul
     
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    Will those of us with the "old" version still be able to obtain updates? I simply cannot afford to give away anymore system resources on my old pc and one of the reasons I came to NOD was it’s low impact on my system. I CANNOT upgrade to the new version until the day comes that I can afford a new pc with a modern OS. Another reason I came to NOD was because my former antivirus, PC-Cillin, would not continue my license to receive updates unless I purchased their new version. Will NOD do the same to us? Thank you, Acadia.
     
  13. adiel

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    True...but i believe in one thing.

    TRUTH SHOULD NOT BE HELD BACK :)

    Do you want to see me like this>>>> :blink:
     
  14. Paul Wilders

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    Since you obviously do have v1 installed - give it a try. Update works fine ;)

    What O/S do you have installed? V2 won't eat that much more system resources. In case your system accepts V1, it will fairly sure accept V2.

    As long as your license key as valid/not expired, you are entitled to a free upgrade to V2. No worries here ;)

    I fully agree! Now, let's define "truth" - and don't hold back in explaining as of why.

    Not at all; on the contrary. That said: simply making a statement without any backup surely won't hold up in court ;). In case you aren't happy in regard to NOD32, I'm sorry to hear so. It would help if you would provide facts as of why you aren't a happy camper.

    regards.

    paul
     
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