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Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by -z3r0-, Jan 3, 2005.

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  1. -z3r0-

    -z3r0- Registered Member

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    OK I have been doing alot of reading reviews of the virus scanners and for the most part the big ones are always on the top.

    Some people say go with NOD32 some say go with Kaspersky. While I am having a hard time trying to decide on what one because of all the different reviews. I know alot of people on this site say NOD32 and most other sites say Kaspersky. How in the heck do you ever decide on what ones to believe and what ones are fan based.

    Is either NOD32 or Kaspersky that much better than the other?

    What I am looking for is something that does a decent job with trojan and worm protection as well as viruses.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Kav is much better at trojan and worm detection than Nod. Trojan detection is not yet one of nods stronger points although they are working on it, but as of now Kav is better at it hands down.

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    Is KAV on par with it as far as virus protection?

    Up untill now I have always used the "free" programs (AVG - Antivir) and I have never had a problem but for some reason lately its something that has really started to concern me.
     
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    KAV > Nod32 in all area's of detection. I'm a licenced KAV and nod32 user. KAV has the ability to detect a lot more than nod32. The only thing that nod32 has ever had over KAV is it's virus bulletin score. But in the last 12 months both AV's have scored consecutive 100% awards. If trojan and worm protection is important to you then it's KAV without a doubt. But take into consideration that nod32 is easier on system resources than KAV.

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    How much easier is NOD on resources? I am a heavy gamer and I dont want something that is going to be a hog but I do want something with good protection especially if I am paying for it.
     
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    You'll have excellent protection from either - I would say it's time for you to trial them and see which you (and your machine) prefer.
     
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    I usually steer clear of trial versions becuase there normally impossible to remove all and they let unused registry keys and from what I have read that isnt to good.

    Is there any safe way to remove everything when uninstalling them?
     
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    They've been working at it for several months, keep hearing that. Need to start showing some results.
     
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    Would that mean you trust KAV more?
     
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    One other question I have been running Atirvir and Kerio firewall for the last 6 months and havent had any problems that I know of nothing has been detected but how does one really know?

    Maybe I am not getting the protection from these 2 as I am thinking. How does one really tell?
     
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    I really don't think that NAV or NOD trials will be problematic to remove. However, if they actually did leave unused registry entries, use EasyCleaner or any other registry cleaner to clean up. I would never pay for an application I hadn't tried out first.
     
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    There are people who will disagree but i like my computer to much to trust it to antivir, I like kerio though

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    I have finally got alot of stuff and important stuff in mine and I dont want to take a chance of loosing it do to a virus or worm. Yeah I got it all backed up but I still want to know I am getting good protection.

    I dont go to porn sites or and of the crack sites. I mainly just use message boards, news and sport sites, shopping (stores and stuff), and gamming and I always use FireFox unless I have to use IE.

    Could it be I am getting the protection I need for my habbits or could it be this stuff really isnt working and I got a false sense of security. I mean if it never detects something how does one truly know if your really protected or if the scanner is missing it?
     
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    That is where the research and trialing different av's comes in you have to read the testing reviews such as VB or AV-comparitives or ICSA and then you have to make a choice as to which you will be comfortable leaving you antivirus security to. In the end it comes down to personal choice.

    bigc
     
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    If I am reading these right:

    VB NOD32 has less fails than Kaspersky and kaspersky has more recent failures.

    AV-comparitives KAS use to be leaps and bounds better but as of the latest test NOD32 is on top.

    So out of those reports wouldnt NOD32 be the leading choice for the best protection? But none of them really say anything about the Trojan and Worm protection.
     
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    I have NOD on one machine, and a KAV AV on two machines.

    They are both good at detecting current infections. However, I
    feel more comfortable with NOD running resident, (both AMON and the HTTP
    scanner) because NOD stands a better chance of detecting
    'zero-day' infections over KAV.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=42010
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=58482

    Also Retrospective/ProActive Test:
    http://www.av-comparatives.org

    Plus I like the NOD IMON HTTP scanner, with AH marked, to stop possible
    infections from ever downloading to the machine by terminating the
    connection.
    Example:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=54093

    I run NOD and BOClean on a P4 2.8 machine that is used for gaming.
    To me that is a great combination and no noticable effect with the real time
    protection running on both NOD and BOClean. However, to date, NOD has stopped everything we have encountered without the need for BOClean, YMMV.
     
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    Are you running any other programs for Trojan and Worm protection or do depend solely on NOD32?
     
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    Like I stated you will just have to try a few out because they will not all run the same on your computer. Kav is known for affecting an older computers speed asnd Nod's trojan detection is not as good as Kavs so the final decision is going to be up to you
     
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    I have a very up todate system. I have:
    Asus K8NE Deluxe MoBo
    AMD 64 3000+
    1 gig (512x2) of Mushkin Ram
    200 gig seagate HDD
    120 gig Maxtor HDD
     
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    I run both NOD and BOClean on the game machine used by a bunch of teens who are not very careful.:) However, to date, NOD has stopped everything we have encountered without the need for BOClean, YMMV.
     
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    Sounds like NOD32 is starting to catch up in the Worm/Trojan detection then.
     
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    Another good reasons is conflicts.I attempted to trial KAV about a yr. ago and it totally froze my comp, and this is on a machine that at that time, was only about 1 yr. old. Never could figure out why.

    As has been said, trialing both AV's is the only way to know what is best suited for u.



    snowbound
     
  23. diver

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    You will see a lot of good pres about NOD32 around here because the support forum is on this board. That said, both NOD32 and KAV are good AV's. Either one will get the job done.
     
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    THREE rules I have followed successfully for a number of years...

    1) NEVER install anything by Symantec (Norton) or McAfee unless I want LOTS of grief.

    2) Always use Total Uninstall to monitor everything I install.

    3) Always uninstall in 2 steps: #1 Use Add/Remove, #2 Use Total Uninstall. This uninstalls twice -- always does the job.

    IMHO ---- For a ***Game Machine*** it's NOD32 or DrWeb, hands down. Light as feathers. Lickity-split speedy. Great protection.
     
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    Thanks for that program......I think I am going with NOD32
     
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