norman antivirus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by lodore, Mar 25, 2007.

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    hello,
    i was just checking out av comparitives and noticed norman antivirus got a advanced score.
    i havent really seen any threads talking about norman antivirus except when people talk about norman sandbox in f-secure.
    so what are your opintions of norman antivirus?
    it seems its uses ad aware for its antispyware thats not good...
    lodore
     
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  2. risl

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    It uses a lot of memory and has many processes.
     
  3. EliteKiller

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    Thanks for the in-depth review. :eek:
     
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    Something that you definitely don't need .

    At least a correct review :thumb:
     
  5. joter

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    The last 3 years I have tested and installed over 10 different popular anti-virus products in corporate enviroments. Norman is my favourite.

    Also the new Eeye Blink Professional 3.0, that has Norman anti-virus engine, just rocks! Pure state-of-the-art security.

    just my opinion.

    regards
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  6. Firecat

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    Norman is basically OK, but its nothing special. Besides, I believe the Sandbox technology only works in On-Demand scanning and not for the real-time monitor (not completely anyway). If it had not been for this problem, I would have purchased a Norman license.

    Detection rates are improving, and its definitely worth considering. But maybe one should wait for the 6.0 version to be released which will finally enable Sandbox technology in all modules of Norman AV.
     
  7. lodore

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    ok i wont bother testing it then.
    the list of possible av's for my new pc is as follows
    f-prot cheap great detection
    nod32 very good protection and can get on student discount:D
    drweb very cheap and even cheaper with migration deal

    ps kav isn't on the list since its just to expensive to have on a second PC.

    lodore
     
  8. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    Since this is part of the free Blink Personal Edition that is now available, do any other members think Norman Antivirus is any good?
     
  9. Jarmo P

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    duke1959, it has never been bad, so it is quite good. Nothing spectacular.
    You can read the past av-comparatives tests.
    It maybe updates not as often as most while I have watched this link:
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,18093445
    Same as many others not in a weekend very much updating antiviruses.

    While I ran it 1.5 years ago, there was sometimes some problems with updates causing problems, but nothing too serious. How it is now I cannot tell.
     
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  10. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    never really used it, however ... it did fail VB100 for windows vista in february.
     
  11. lodore

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    Chris we both know that no av is perfect and cant detect everything.
    lodore
     
  12. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    of course, but aint the AV's told of the wildlist in VB100 testing?
     
  13. lodore

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    good point that does make a massive difference.
    that also explains how come nod32 never misses any Vb100 award since they know whats in the wildlist in advance:D
    lodore
     
  14. ankupan

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    Buy KIS from www.systweak.com. coming free with every product.

    I also bought it for my brother' desktop.

     
  15. sukarof

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    I have just installed Norman AV on Windows XP Pro with all updates and SP´s. I am intrigued by the sandbox technology. Is it the only AV using Sandbox technology?


    Extract from their concept:
    Here are my first impressions:

    Installation was painless, didnt even have to reboot.
    Norman GUI is a bit funny and requires a bit exploring until one understand what they mean.
    I havent done a full scan because it is not easy to understand how to exclude folders for the on demand scan. There is a way to exclude folders, but that doesnt seem to apply to on demand scan.
    I dont want it to scan my hidden Firstdefense folders (28GB) coz that would take forever to scan. It scanned windows folder (2,2GB) in 8 minutes.

    Norman indeed has quite a few processes running ( 8 ) and does use alot, I mean alot memory -> 123MB :eek:
    So it is not a AV for the faint hearted :) Memory consumption doesnt bother me though since I have plenty of memory just sitting there doing no good.
    What is more important imo is if the real time protection do slow down performance, delaying program starts and while programs work for example. I can not feel any impact at all considering that. It does not slow down anything :thumb:

    It seems to have a thing with Prevx2 (PIN)beta, or vice versa.
    When I do a on demand scan with Norman and when the scan ends Prevx2 process pxagent.exe keeps on scanning some modules of Norman AV continuously and wont stop. Pxagent.exe uses up and down up to 50% of CPU power while it is scanning the Norman processes. It wont stop until I turn off Prevx2 and restart it. I will to talk to Prevx2 support about that.
    Otherwise I haven't encountered any problems with other apps I have. yet anyway. First impression is good.
    Well, there is 28 more days of the trial, we´ll see what that brings :)
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    The new emulator in KAV 7, NOD's Advanced Heuristics and BitDefender's B-HAVE are another examples of scanning engines with virtual environments/sandboxes.
     
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