Update from 2.7 to 4 any worth it? Performance?

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  1. Blutarsky

    Blutarsky Registered Member

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    Hi there I'have just updated my nod32 2.7 license, was wondering if should upgrade to V4.

    2 points here:

    1. Am I missing something from my 2.7 engine? I mean does engine v4 catch issues that 2.7 doesn't?
    2. As I have bought 2.7 NOD for being the fastest and lightest antivirus (at that time) I'm wondering if v4 is a worst performer compared to 2.7 or on par?

    Thanks for helping
     
  2. Marcos

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    V4 has better detection ratio than v2, improved cleaning, customizable limits for scanning files (v2 has the limits hardcoded) and a lot of new features, such as SSL scanning or notification about missing OS updates (can be disabled).
     
  3. Blutarsky

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    Thanks for explaining.

    How about the performance?
     
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    Well of course V4 may not has a footprint as light as V2 has due to extra functionality but it still performs very well. The only thing you can see if you like the performance is to try it out really..

    AV-Compareatives.org tested performance of V3, and vs the competition it did very well. Don't think I ever noticed a impact change on performance from V3 to V4..
     
  5. Blutarsky

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    The fact is I don't like much to upgrade and then downgrade if unsatisfied... I'm well aware of all the registry bloat left in the registry....
     
  6. ASpace

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    That is not the case with NOD32 . It doesn't mess with Windows Registry in that way .

    Additionally , you can create a restore point (System Restore) and later revert back to that state (using this restore point) . System Restore keeps a copy of the Windows Registry and will restore it in the same state as of the moment of creation of this restore point . So , you loose nothing trying
     
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    You can either manually clean the remnants in the registry, or use a tool like Revo.

    Going from 2.7 to 4.0 you will notice a performance hit. But hopefully you're running on more powerful hardware than you were 5 years ago too.
     
  9. Blutarsky

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    It's a 4 computer license pack. My notebook has a WEI 4,7. But other computers out of the 4, are "weaker"....
     
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    Running ESS v4 on an Amd Athlon XP 3000 CPU, 1GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, XP Pro Sp3, absolutely flawless. Ive tried many security suites, but this is by far the lightest on my system. 55mb of mem usage for a 21st century security app. Remarkable!
     
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