Trend 2005 or NIS antispyware 2005

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  1. maddawgz

    maddawgz Registered Member

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    Hi i have Trend 2005...but am curious about NIS Antispyware 2005 edition new one out..do u think that's better than Trend?...thanks MD :rolleyes:
     
  2. Firecat

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    If you are talking about detection, then yes, NIS is better than Trend.

    But Trend has much better value for money. :)
     
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I have used both nav 2005 and trendmicro 2005 and in the real world away from av testers I really believe that trend is as good as nav with a lot less resources used with trend.
     
  4. rdsu

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    For what I have seen, NIS have a much better detection, but Trend use much less resources, so you have to make a choise between these items...
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    Norton Internet Security 2005 Anti-Spyware Edition beta is bloatware.

    The 33MB download installs
    - approximately 314MB of files,
    - 11 services,
    - 3 startup items,
    - 2 toolbars and
    - 2 BHOs
    All of which results in 8 additional processes running in memory on the PC.

    The beta version is free but I'm not going to install it. My computer will work alot slower.

    Besides I don't trust suites. I can't believe that ONE company is a master in any kind of malware.
    So suites must have good parts, lesser good parts and even missing parts.
    For example, I can't believe that Norton AntiSpyware is better than CounterSpy.
    CounterSpy started with the same fingerprint database of MS/Giant AntiSpyware and added more and more fingerprints afterwards.

    I prefer separate softwares specialized in one or a few types of malware
    and if you have to expand NIS AntiSpyware with additional anti-malware softwares your computer will work even slower.

    I think Trend suite combined with CounterSpy is a much better choice.
     
  6. Rico

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    Hi,

    Should things go south, Norton charges a hefty fee for tech. support, while trendmicro's is free. Note the new version of TrendMicro will be here October 2005
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Rico,
    That's correct.
    The phone support costs $29.95 upto $69.95 per incident.
    For that price you can buy almost any security software on the market.
     
  8. hahaha

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    I would go with Trend over the bloat mobile known as NIS also.

    Hey, ErikAlbert you finally made it over here from that 'other' forum. I was wondering when you were going to find your way over here. Just wait till Paranoid finds out! ;) The fun never ends.
     
  9. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    hahaha,
    That's why I used the same nick and no member, not even Paranoid scares me.
    Besides this forum is VERY informative, full of practical tips, alot more than the 'other forum' IMO.
    So I have alot of reading to do here.
    I only wished my first language was English in stead of Dutch. :(
     
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