single engine AV

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by 4trees, Nov 19, 2006.

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  1. 4trees

    4trees Registered Member

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    there's a lot of talk now about multiple engine AV. Where does this leave NOD which I understand is a single engine AV?
     
  2. phasechange

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    It leaves NOD32 as a single engine AV that performs very well and is much lighter on resources than the multi-engine AV solutions. Many people, myself included discount multi-engine AV from our considerations as it is often resource heavy and in the cases I have tried had less configuration options than NOD32 or KAV.

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  3. extratime

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    NOD32 per the latest AV Comparative tests catches over 98% of viruses and malware. A good multiple engine AV may get that number upto 99%.

    How much penalty in terms of extra resources and higher cost are you willing to pay for that extra 1%?

    The numbers are just for illustrative purposes. Still IMHO an excellent single-engine AV like NOD32 is sufficient. If you are paranoid you can do a periodic scan with one of the online scanners for a second opinion:

    http://www.nod32sse.com/scanners.php
     
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    kaspersky single engine gets over 99 percent in av-comparatives
    multi engine av's get less than 1percent detection so why waste the resourse?

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