Uninstall NOD - leftovers?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by beethoven, Oct 16, 2006.

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  1. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    Just read a review on NOD http://reviews.cnet.com/NOD32_2_5/4505-3513_7-32103849.html?tag=nl.e757 at CNEt and while it is generally positive, I stumbled across this sentence:

    As I am very happy with NOD I feel it is unlikely I will have to do this, but how correct is the above statement?
     
  2. Blackspear

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    They are joking right? NOD32 is brilliant for removing itself, it only leaves behind an empty folder in C Drive> Program Files. On the other hand Norton requires the use of the "Norton Removal Tool" to extract its tentacles from your system :mad:

    Cheers :D
     
  3. SSK

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    All I ever found after an uninstall was the ESET folder. Me thinks the reviewer had a bad uninstall... :)
     
  4. NOD32 user

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    Exactly.

    More than one part of that review is a complete contradiction to my own personal experience - sounds more like they wrote the wrong names beside the uninstall results.

    Cheers :)
     
  5. webyourbusiness

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    I too have only ever found the Eset folder under program files - my experience is that NOD32's uninstall is one of the cleanest around.

    We should all bear in mind that it's a December 2005 review - he's saying things that are wrong interspersed with what seems like a backhanded comment...

    overall, I'm not that impressed with the "editor" - if you listen to him on this video, he's calling trojans and viruses the same time - although that might be for simplicity's sake...

    if you listen to the "editor" on this video, he's calling trojans and viruses the same time - although that might be for simplicity's sake...

    http://reviews.cnet.com/How_to_stop_computer_viruses/4660-10165_7-6558034.html

    When talking about "light" av solutions, he rates trend 2006 top of the pack and etrust right behind it... o.kkkkkk.......

    Everyone has their favourite programs, obviously those of us here that were so impressed with NOD32 that we became resellers are equally as "slanted" in our "reviews" of products as this guy appears to be. I really don't think he's being 100% objective though... although that's *my opinion* !! ;)
     
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    :D :D

    Yes ,from December , things change :)
     
  7. WSFuser

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    idk about trend, but etrust is a light solution, so his rating would have some accuracy.
     
  8. NOD32 user

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    Keep reading, the reviewer goes on to explain - 'Unlike other vendors that add antispyware and antiphishing technologies on top of their antivirus engines, NOD32 includes these within its basic scan engine, allowing NOD32 to be lighter and faster than the competition.'

    Cheers :)
     
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    Thank you for that. I guess it made no sense for the author to have mentioned this immediately after stating it does not include antispyware protection :rolleyes: In fact, why would he say in the first place that it doesn't include it?
     
  10. Firecat

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    Initial impressions compared with later discoveries maybe? o_O
     
  11. Elwood

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    NOD32 is among the best programs about "cleaning up after itself" when uninstalled, it removed the Eset folder in Program Files when I uninstalled it (when I was having hardware problems, but was not sure at the time and I was "troublshooting") and the only leftover in the registry was a "start menu order" entry.

    To me, that's a great uninstall routine. Very few programs, especially antivirus programs, uninstall as cleanly as NOD32.
     
  12. Straight Shooter

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    Admittedly, I was a little confused with the CNET Review too. , but I want to avoid the comparisons with Norton, etc... I can tell you, McAfee was a BEAST to uninstall..

    I actually think NOD32 leaves more registry entries than just one or two, but again, I was just wondering how true CNET's review was.

    I can say, as a former and now again present user, it really does a great job of detection.
     
  13. rdsu

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    LAME Review!!!
     
  14. alglove

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    Ummm, that's because NOD32 does it for you automatically. :rolleyes:
    OK, guilty as charged, here.
     
  15. nonmirecordo

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    Two things to remember about reviews, whether in print or on the web:

    Journalists, on the whole, aren't as knowledgeable as they think they are; they rarely give a product, any product, the time it deserves to evaluate it fully.

    The magazine, website, whatever, has to sell advertising space to survive. How do you think Symantec have got away with it for so long?

    Me? Cynical?
     
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