norman virus control - what are your views?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by tahoma, Feb 23, 2003.

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  1. tahoma

    tahoma Guest

    hi, i just got norman from my isp, it seems really fast, but a bit of a memory hog compared to dr web. but it does find everything in my personal virus/trojan collection.

    anyway, what are the general views on this av?
  2. wizard

    wizard Registered Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Europe - Germany - Duesseldorf
    Norman AV changed with version 5 of their product to a new scanning engine (or better a new concept of scanning engine). But so far they did not had any luck with the advantages of the new engine as it seems. In recent reviews NVC was not very sucessfull (to say it in a nice way).

    As you mentioned DrWeb32 I would suggest to stay with DrWeb32 as the product is at the moment more reliable than NVC.

  3. tahoma

    tahoma Guest

    thanks for that :) i guess im sticking with drweb as my resident scanner and use kav and norman as backup scanners
  4. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

    Nov 22, 2002
    Christchurch, UK
    I have trialed the last 2 versions of NVC but was not all that impressed.

    Interface was confusing and it was not very stable on my Win XP setup. I also found the running guard memory intensive.

    In the UK it is generally thought of as a business network scanner. However, I have seen recently retail laptops for the home market with NVC as the installed AV.

    Overall I know nobody who has this scanner but it is supposed to be a good virus detector.
  5. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

    Feb 13, 2002
    New York
    Well NVC does a good job when it comes to ITW viruses. But it fails to show the same result on polymorphic field (even though there've been some improvements) and ZOO viruses. NVC is able to recognize only very basic Trojans (such as Norton or NOD32) so additional AT tool is a must.
    NVC was one of the first products to introduce “sandbox” technology (in AV product) which is nice (on paper) but in reality I didn't find it effective (at least not in my tests). They introduced this in version 5.40 (current 5.50) so they might improve this thru upcoming versions.

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