Norman Virus Control

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Greg, Oct 17, 2003.

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  1. Greg

    Greg Guest

    Does anybody recommend this? It seems to hold a number of vb100% awards. But there isn't much talk, or reviews of it.
     
  2. kloshar

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    Yes, I had it, and it is one of the best anti-virus programs. It realy rox!
     
  3. Blackcat

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    Hi Greg

    Recent post on Norman Virus Control here;

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=12647

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=7485

    And a (dated) review here of Version 5.3 NVC (current version is 5.6);

    http://www.software-antivirus.com/program/norman-antivirus-review.html

    Since this review, Sandboxing has been added in the new version which looks very promising;

    http://google-cnet.com.com/4520-3513_7-5020968-1.html

    I have trialed NVC several times in the last year or so and was not particularly impressed as I found the interface a little confusing and the last trial of the current version gave me the dreaded BSOD so I had to uninstall in safe mode.

    Overall it looks more of a business/network AV rather than a 'home' product. Although now in the UK some retail manufacturers are installing NVC on their computers.

    It is also rather expensive, ($60 for a 1 year-license; $90 for 2 years). Although there is a 'free' offer of the program available to those in the UK, France and Germany;

    http://www.free-antivirus.co.uk/index.php?source=ggl3

    which I have not yet tried.

    Overall, probably a good AV but not in the same league as Kaspersky/KAV clones/McAfee for virus detection. And the unpacking engine is weak, so you may need an additional AT program.

    If you are interested in Norman I would highly recommend you trial this AV first to see whether it will suit your system.
     
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