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  1. tempnexus

    tempnexus Registered Member

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    The question is simple:
    How does Nod32 Advanced Heuritics compare to Panda TruPrevent?
    Is Panda Better? Less False positives? or is Nod32 better?
    Both when looking at trojans, viruses and spyware.

    Thanks
     
  2. Firecat

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    I think NOD32 is still better than Panda TruPrevent. While Panda is a very good heuristic engine, I believe I saw somewhere that NOD was slightly better.

    When a certain virus outbreak occurred (I do not remember which) ony NOD32 AH and Panda TruPrevent caught it on-the-fly without signatures.

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  3. Technodrome

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    Panda's True Prevent is not as good as NOD32 AH. I also find it to be a quite heavy on my machine.

    Panda's true prevent is more comparable to Norman's sandbox in terms of detection then is to NOD32 AH.




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  4. Stefan Kurtzhals

    Stefan Kurtzhals AV Expert

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    You cannot prevent them actually. NOD32's AH is a file scanning heuristic, combined with static and generic unpacking. Panda's TruPrevent is a behaviour blocker which relies to catch the suspicious action while it is performed by the *activated* malware.

    I think you actually need both in a good AV - because there are runtime compressors around which you simply cannot unpack in a resonable time anymore. All the crypting & packing is usless against a behaviour blocker - but then a behaviour blocker is a client-side feature. You cannot use it on a server (mailgateway for example).
     
  5. hollywoodpc

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    tru Prevent is a little different . Which does a better job ? Again . Each are a bit different . If for no other reason , NOD should be chosen as their ITW is hard to discredit . I know ITW is something different but , the point is NOD is more familiar in this area as their record proves . Hope that helps and good luck in your quest
     
  6. Firecat

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    Yes I agree. TruPrevent is definitely good, but cannot match NOD32 AH.
     
  7. Sputnik

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    Indeed, Panda is improving... but NOD is still better in this way... I still have my doubts about NOD32 too, their heuristic is good, but their "normal" detection is still pretty behind McAfee and Kaspersky... It's about compromises my friend ;)
     
  8. MushfiQ

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    & hows Panda on resources? Padna Platinum/Titanium seems getting popular these days :)
     
  9. Firecat

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    Titanium's pretty light...but the 2005 version hogs more than 2004 because of the added Spyware/Adware detection I think...But still its pretty light.
     
  10. MushfiQ

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    but is it lighter than than Kav 5 then? Would be looking for a back up actually :D
     
  11. Firecat

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    I dont know.
     
  12. Firecat

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    From what I've seen it seems its just as light as KAV or slightly heavier.
     
  13. MushfiQ

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    ah thx Firecat.....just taking a pre caution note :)
     
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