NOD32 version 3, what's the rush?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by ejr, Mar 15, 2006.

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  1. ejr

    ejr Registered Member

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    I have seen many posts wanting information about version 3. I too am excited. But for now, I must say that I am very happy with the current version. My computer hasn't had a virus in quite some time and I feel confident that with NOD32 on my computer, I'm not going to get one.

    So with the peace of mind that NOD32 brings me, why worry about version 3? It will get here when it gets here. Until then, I will happily continue using what I consider to be the best virus protection on the market.
     
  2. pykko

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    Agree with you...NOD32 2.5 is the best or almost the best, but a new version brings usually improvements to cleaning, detection, proactive defence, etc. :)
     
  3. Marcelo

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    Also for those who are about to renew their licenses, it would be interesting to know what features are included in version 3. It´s hard to make a buying decision without hard facts to consider.

    NOD is an excellent antivirus, but so are many others. We already know what the new versions of other antivirus have to offer what about NOD?

    I´m not particularly fanatic for any antivirus and I make my buying decision based on facts. The lack of a beta version available makes me wonder how close it actually is to a release date.

    So should I renew my licenses for software that will have unkown features or should I buy a license for software I could actually test?

    I can´t see what the problem would be for ESET to release a CONFIRMED set of features even if they don´t have a beta ready.

    Will it have a registry protection module? What kind of proactive detection has been implemented?

    We know IMON will be extincted, what has been implemented in its place?

    What I mean is that people who are asking for information about the next version are neither in a rush to see a beta nor underestimating ESET´s capability to make excellent software. It´s the lack of information that is disturbing, for those who have to make their decisions.
     
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    Thank you. That is exactly what I've been trying to say. But for some reason whenever I say anything anti-nod I get censored. I say NOD needs to resepect their customers!!
     
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    Surely you can see the irony/absurdity of this statement? :D
     
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    Since NOD32 is well respected and liked . And since it does very well in most tests , why should version 3 matter ? I take back that question as I am not looking for an answer . I do not wish to chase more off of NOD32 but , if 2.5 is not worth your money , BUY SOMETHING ELSE ! My goodness ! Everywhere you go , you will find the overall opinion , professional and otherwise , is that NOD is tops ! It is not like this is new and you want to see how well it will perform . Again , buy something else if 2.5 is not good enough . :D :D :D To wait on version 3 before thinking about buying this AV is nonsense . Sorry but , that is the way it is . I cannot even believe that statement was even made .
     
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    There´s no irony or absurd in this statement.

    Any software development follows a project. If they have screenshots to show at CEBIT they already KNOW what is feasible to be implemented in a final version, if they mean to release it in a reasonable time, and what isn´t.

    I would find it absurd if ESET didn´t know by now what will be included in a final version and would seriously fear for the product quality.

    Also the fact they don´t have a beta ready does not mean they don´t have a pre-beta version for internal testing. That means they should have a realistic set of feature confirmed already as they need time to set a beta testing period, and to estimate how long it should take to debug the software.

    If they just kept on adding features in this point it would make develeopment very hard, to say the least.
     
  8. hollywoodpc

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    The way Eset has always done a beta is by different testers trying different parts . Even in their beta , they do NOT have the whole program together . And all of what is tested can be tossed out and they can try something else . They do not know what will be included and what will not . They have their suspicions but , until thoroughly tested , they will not be added .
    I hope that helps to understand a little more about why nothing is being released
     
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    if so, why ESET is developing version 3.0 for their product?
    Just because they want to sell more products and not to loose customers that they will move to Kaspersky Security 6.0, for example. And as you know the customers of security products always examine the current level of the products they use and especially comparing them with others.

    Of course I don't understand the marketing needs to show a product at CEBIT but hide it from all the others that have not seen it there.o_O

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    Sorry, but I DO NOT in any moment disagree with that. But I CAN´T AGREE that I have to keep buying it for what it has been in the past.

    Version 2.5 is enough NOW, but other products are adding layers of protection. All that I am asking is a list of features.

    I'M NOT IN ANY WAY BASHING ESET.

    If I didn't think it was a good product I wouldn't have it installed in my home AND office computers.

    All that I asked is some HARD facts about the next version.
     
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    Something I've been trying to say :) I completly agree with you :)
     
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    joter .
    To answer your question to the best of my ability , it is because ALL developers continue to update and upgrade their products . I am sure they want to add features they do not yet have . Just like others . KAV 6 for example . Again though , my point is , 2.5 works ! PERIOD ! Features or not , it does what it is supposed to do . And very well . Soooooo , to say that 2.5 is not good enough to buy , go elsewhere . Although they have run me off of this product , I still say it is good enough to buy now .
     
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    I can understand wanting to test a beta version. But if it's not ready it's not ready. Listing a confirmed feature set prior to the beta being ready does not help those who need to try the beta version out to compare to other AV solutions. If you are pressed to make a decision on which AV solution to buy, you may wish to simply buy one that you can beta test for peace of mind.

    Personally, I get peace of mind from knowing that NOD32 has hung with the best in the business for years. I trust that they will continue to do so. I went ahead and bought a 2 year subscription even knowing that version 3 was on the way. That's just how sold I am on NOD. If you aren't that confident, that is undertstandable.

    The part of the complaints that I don't understand is about how NOD is "disrespecting" it's customers. Do other AV solution providers give away the farm before the beta is ready? Do they reveal their secrets to everyone before the product is even in beta mode? Why tell your competition what you are doing next?

    Again, if you must decide now and don't trust that the new NOD will be world class, I say go buy another program if that gives you peace of mind. You can always come back to NOD32 at a later date.
     
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    Actually I believe ESET can and will produce a top antivirus product, and the current version is actually one of the top products, in my opinion. But, unfortunatly although I can make a personal decion based on belief, I can only make a professional one based on facts.
     
  15. ejr

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    That's understandable. So if you must make your decision right now, then you must go with a different product because the facts on version 3 just aren't ready.

    But the fact that the product is not ready in time enough for you to make a professional decision is in no way being disresepctful to you. The disrespectful thing to do would be to release the product for beta testing before it is really ready for beta testing. That's called rushing a product to market and the everyone usually loses when that is done.

    It's unfortunate that the product won't be ready in time for you this year. But the good news is that you can buy a one year subscription to something else, then test drive version 3 next year.
     
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    Heheheh it wasn´t me who said ESET was being disrespectful actually but that is no problem :) Actually I agreed with Jotter when he said "Of course I don't understand the marketing needs to show a product at CEBIT but hide it from all the others that have not seen it there."

    I think I´ll end up renewing my home licenses and buying something else for my office.
     
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    i have to agree Whit this 2, it make nascence
     
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    I imagine that Eset along with others will release new products before June '06.
    The M$ 'One Care' comes out around then and for $50 for 3 seats (home) it is going to do some serious damage.
    I will stick with Nod.
     
  19. Lollan

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    Today is the last day of Cebit, although I hoped for one at the beginning last week, I'm looking forward to one soon :)
     
  20. hemkop

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    hey heey so wait a min now :)
    so you mean that ver 3-beta will be released next year or in june ? :eek: '

    o_O
     
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    Actually it will be cheaper for anyone that Beta Tested.

    Q: Will there be a special discount for beta users?
    A: To thank our valuable beta users, we are offering a promotional deal of $19.95 (for 3 PCs) for the first year of service to beta users who become subscribers between April 1st and April 30th, 2006.


    It is from this link :
    http://www.windowsonecare.com/faq.aspx
     
  22. RejZoR

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    Well, 2.5 beta was released may/june if i remember correctly. So it's quiet likely that we'll see it soon. But thats just guess, since there isn't any official release date...
     
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    Well it's the end of the day, why wasn't any info released?
     
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    Guys there's no use quarreling on this subject. When screen-shots or a beta will be available they'll be released here or on the official website.
    It's the 3rd topic on this issue.... ;)
     
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