Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Open Source, Aug 29, 2002.
What are some of the noteworthy differences between these two and over all better deal?
I run windows xp home edition.I looked at both programs.My criteria was:1)xp compatability 2)cost 3)virus test results.I purchased NOD32.They are both compatable for xp.I beleive NOD32 is slightly cheaper($34.95)Both passed virus bulletin test on xp os.Norton may take up more resource space.I have never used Norton so I can't judge the program on personal experience.For me personally,I wouldn't have a problem giving Norton a try either if NOD32 disappoints me.I think they are both good.
Both are excellent In-the-Wild scanners from what I gather. Like the Tester, I presently use NOD32 and have not used NAV, so could not talk about issues like its ease of use, system slow-down, etc. I am very happy with NOD32. It is very light on resources and very easy to use. I think it comes down to which one you are more comfortable with. I know that ESET (the company that writes NOD32) offers a 30-day trial period for a fully functional version and I am sure Symantec (Norton) offers the same or something similar. My best humble advice is to try one for the duaration of its trial period then try the other for its trial period and see which you like better.
Hi Open Source
I have used both NOD and NAV and in my opinion they both good at detection. NOD is confirguable, easy to update, light, fast, and also comes in a nix version.
After removing IE from my system NAV became unusable, causing crashes and failing to load even after several reinstalls. If I remember correctly it required a dll used by IE. It was also quite annoying and obtrusive in the way it's update worked and a little hard on the resources especially if the resources are limited.
Again this is just my opinion. I'm sure there are many happy and secure users of both AV programs. Trying both on your sytem as it is set up is certainly a good option.
I too have used both av's,formerly Nav for over 3 years and now Nod32.
Nav is a great program encumbered by too much bloat,it can bring a lesser system to its knees,but I also enjoyed some other benefits from it,it detected things in archives very well,scanning a 3/4 deep zip file for instance (something Nod cant do) successfully,but Nod32 has better ITW detection rates,has better Hueristic abilities and is considerably smaller,and hence has a much lower memory footprint,I can almost liken it to having a 'ball and chain' removed from my pc at times.
The choice is yours but I would recommend trialling both first as Octogen suggested
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