NOD32 v3 or v4?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by berryracer, Sep 22, 2009.

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  1. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    Thanks for that suggestion. Can you point me to where that is in the Advanced setup? Maybe I'm blind. LOL I looked at Scheduler, but it says not to alter it. I guess that's not what you're referring to. :)
     
  2. ccomputertek

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    just edit the startup scan task and get to the page where it says files to scan and change it to whatever way you want it.
     
  3. twl845

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    Ah, OK thanks.:)
     
  4. Phenom

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    NOD32 V2 was the best, I remember when it would block any threats and was very light.
     
  5. beethoven

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    I just took the plunge to update from V3 to V4 and of course notice the whirling eye but why do you stop working? Seems to me that during this scan I can still open files or work if I am impatient.
     
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    "It’s on-demand scans [eg. startup scan] that people notice most,
    and I recommend that people turn this feature off. There’s generally no
    compelling reason to do a scan of your entire system, particularly if it’s
    going to degrade performance. You might worry that you aren’t being
    protected at all, but AV software is most effective running on-access
    scans, meaning that the AV engine scans files right before you go to use
    them. Malware can’t hurt your system if you don’t run it, so who cares if
    it is lying dormant on your disk?"

    (John Viega, Myths of Security)

    With all the checks that an AV needs to conduct today and the vast amount of signatures plus the need to scan every file regardless of filetype the situation has changed.
     
  8. twl845

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    I have been getting the scan at bootup, so I wasn't aware I could begin while it was scanning. Thanks for the tip. ;)
     
  9. twl845

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    Hi, I found where to make the adjustments and scheduled the scan for once a day etc. Thanks again.:)
     
  10. jeffw_00

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    I'm using 2.7 and just renewed for another 2 years, when I noticed there was a v3 and v4. I'm running WinXP SP3 and expect to continue to do so for quite a while. Is there any reason for me to upgrade? I like NOD because it does its thing and never bothers me (i.e., very light). I'm not an extreme surfer, keep my XP updates current, have an incoming firewall on my router and a protective "hosts" file as well. What will v3 or v4 gain me? Hopefully not a slower machine.

    Thanks!
    /j
     
  11. ccomputertek

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    NOD32 3.0 or 4.0 will do you right lol :blink:

    It depends, your living in the past with the 2.7 interface, unless you still like windows 3.1 for workgroups, to each his own though, use what your comfortable with, you don't have to upgrade if it's giving you the protection you feel you need.The only time you will be " forced " to upgrade, is when they make definitions and modules that no longer support older versions, which Im sure i'm not alone in hoping thats something they never do.
     
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  12. jeffw_00

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    Well, I'm still using XP, but honestly never muck with NOD, so if 2.7 is fully functional I use the GUI so rarely that it's not worth my time to upgrade.

    Thanks!
    /j
     
  13. Marcos

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    Even the fact that v3/v4 has better malware detection ratio and v4 cleans out resistant threats ain't reasons for upgrade?
     
  14. jeffw_00

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    Well - that was my question, wasn't it? 8-} Atlhough, in re-reading the other answers more carefully, I can see that although no one said "you need to upgrade", no one said "you're not missing anything".

    If indeed upgrading to 4.0 has only benefits and no drawbacks (not more intrusive, buggy, eats more CPU, etc), then I want to upgrade. Is this the case?

    Thanks!
    /j
     
  15. verktyg

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    I agree with TWL845 about the slow startup scan issue.

    The main complaint that I have with V4 and V3 is that there is no universal way to set how they handle cleaning. It has to be manually set in each module and you have to drill down through several non logical menus to find the cleaning setting page.

    I like to be notified of any detected threat and given the option to handle it myself. Years ago, I had an AV program automatically delete an NT4 system file that hosed the whole setup!

    Chas.
     
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  16. chrcol

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    v4 is slower than v2, v2 cant be beat it in terms of performance.

    also v4 has ssl scanning for email and https however the https scanning is buggy and you lose the ability for your browser to see proper certs so I have that turned off.

    v4 detects more and has self defense, however it seems a clear and defined comparison between v2 and v3/4 isnt available. Or if it is where is it?
     
  17. stratoc

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    i think v2 was and will remain an awesome product, a product that maybe they should have continued to work on, the things added in v3/4 are pretty much eye candy, i have tested the self defense and have yet to find malware that this is protecting against, the start up scans and scans after updating are maybe overkill as it monitors all real time files anyway.
    i feel that instead of trying to improve on the near perfect v2 they have instead tried to make a product more attractive to a wider ranger of people and at the end of the day they are a business i guess :doubt:
     
  18. chrcol

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    stratoc I find myself agreeing with you.

    An anti virus is for virus protection nothing more nothing less, I have yet to see a virus manage to shutdown my nod32 v2.7 which I was using for many years. When the question is asked the answer is always a vague v4 detects against more and I feel v2 could be made to detect against more with patches.

    The main reason I switched to v4 was to ensure compatability as I am about to upgrade my windows to windows 7 on my desktop machine.

    I am wondering why eset are now focusing on adding new protections rather than making v4 as fast as v2 was. The reason I ask this question is simple.

    If a virus scanner is fast and can run without you noticing its there, then I will use that anti virus and have it turned on. If it affects the performance of my system I will turn it off and just rely on manual scans, a virus scanner that has lower detection rates but is faster in my case is better than one I have to turn off.

    The newer 467 build of v4 seems faster than 437 so I hope eset are taking notice.
     
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