What is that I am hearing about IMON ?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by tempnexus, Feb 8, 2006.

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  1. Elwood

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  2. piktor

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    Then I'll be anxious to Eset's interpretation of a security suite :cool:

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  3. rollers

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    I too am intrigued to hear their interpretation of a suite as I only want the option of installing AV only. All this "dangling of the carrot" of maybes does is unsettle people as to what is likely to happen. If I am forced to install a suite I shall be looking elsewhere, which would be a shame as I am most happy with my AV. I have my own firewall which is Looknstop and have no intention of replacing it. I would just like someone to reassure us that we will still have the option of AV only and not have a complete package forced upon us. Some clarification please. I am not digging for more info on the new project, just clarification of the above.

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    I agree. One reason I left Symantech was to get away from this suite concept and their constant updating of all their components. NOD now meets my anti-Virus needs. I have other products that handle process and registry protection. I don't want all my security placed into one product. And why should I pay for components I don't need.

    I have 1 1/2 years left on my licenses to this will give me lots of time to see how this will shake out.
     
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    i take it this is the Cebit event that's taking place on 9-15th March, so hopefully more official information will be posted here at the same time or shortly after.

    I too am dubious about a suite, but if there is an option to buy a NOD32 Suite or just the NOD32 antivirus product with the version 3 enhancements then that would be fine. Great even, as it's more choice. Price wise I think if this prediction is true then the standalone AV product will be the same price and free for current license holders and the suite will probably cost more and mean paying an upgrade fee for moving from the AV to the suite.

    Who knows? No one until they tell us more in March.

    cheers, lee
     
  6. WSFuser

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    im not too excited about a suite, but id willingly accept any free CeBIT tickets for march '06.
     
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    I am also hoping that Eset allows the user to either buy a "suite" or just the standalone AV product they have done great work with. I know many people here and elsewhere would not buy a "suite", seeing as everyone has their individual products installed for whaterver protection they deem needed. Not saying that the company wouldn't have a great product in their "suite", but with that comes many issues, the biggest being that your putting lot's of security trust in just one app for protection. Take note of ZoneAlarm and how it's gotten worst since the "suite" introduction. way to many users with problems, system conflicts, etc... Do what you do BEST, and offer the suite, or the users to buy each product individually if they wish, and you'll have the same support, and even more. Good luck, look forward to hearing what v3 holds.
     
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    Like many other users, apparently, I won't be buying a security suite...Eset or otherwise. I've enjoyed the relatively small footprint and resource use (these days) of Nod32, much of the reason I bought it in the first place sometime ago. I realize the current philosophy seems to be one huge program that takes control of everything remotely connected with computer security, but I hate that particular approach... and my philosophy isn't likely to change anytime soon.

    Hopefully Eset will continue to make an AV product available to those who still believe in their original approach, modified as necessary over time to meet the need of course. Additional components available if desired would be great.

    Take care... Quinn
     
  9. tempnexus

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    Boy if they are going suite and if they force us to get the suite in order to get the same level of protection that we are enjoying now with NOD 2.5 (ie. AMON, EMON, DMON, IMON, FMON (porn monitor)) then I am sorry but I will have to contact them to revoke my 2 year licenease...the last thing I want is for this to go suite...BLEH o_O
     
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    I don't know why ESET or their CEO think a suite is a good idea.

    Its really not needed. You can see that there is hardly any demand for a suite in the "Future Changes to NOD32" thread. I think ESET should really pay attention to the posts in this forum.
     
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    I think the only way for ESET is to "suite up". IMO seperate utilities will be a niche market at best within the next two years.

    It would be nice to have the components as seperate packages as well.
     
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    I think this will be the key.

    Cheers :D
     
  13. JRCATES

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    Well, all I know is that if I want NOD or any 'ANTI-VIRUS'.....I don't want to "have to" install other components.....even if they are NOT "being used". It's simply adding more additional junk files, etc., and we already have enough registry keys, files, folders, etc. adding bloat to our PCs....so there's no need to have to download any additional crap that won't be used (even if "the option" not to use it exists).

    What is wrong with a standalone NOD Anti-Virus, and an NOD Security Suite (which incorporates the AV).....as SEPERATE products? The notion of giving the customer an option or choice isn't rocket science here, guys......
     
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    Can't think of a better cliche in this case of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I would much rather take care of my individual security products than putting them into ONE suite. I have until July of this year to see what will happen.
     
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    I took a while to read through this thread - a couple times, actually - to collect my thoughts on the suite issue.

    I hate suites. I've tried Norton, McAfee, BitDefender; if it's in suite form, I've given the trial a go. I usually end up loving one part and hating another, mixing and matching, or just dumping things altogether. Suites usually end up looking like a mishmashed conglomeration of programs thrown together. Or worse, as is the case with Aluria; the program actively hawks the other components and gives you a frightening "Low security rating!" warning if their components aren't installed, regardless of whether or not something along those lines are installed. I'll reiterate: I hate suites.

    That said, I'm giving Eset the benefit of the doubt. I didn't try v1, but v2 has been a tribute to what can actually be done with minimal size and resource usage. I haven't seen any of the signs of ruination in here - staff turnover and turmoil, new management, etc - that seem to herald the crapification of software. These guys know they're on to something, and I don't think they're going to do anything with v3 that they don't believe is in the best interest of their users. Eset has earned quite a bit of equity with me, and I don't think I'm going to be disappointed.

    Just because other companies have turned the idea of the software suite into a bad word doesn't make it time to hit the panick button with NOD32 v3. None of us have seen it, none of us know what to expect. Be positive... you might be surprised!
     
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    A good summation, as to this point it is all speculation and nothing but speculation.

    Cheers :D
     
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    Well, sounds like Blackspear is preparing for the worst.....maybe he's already conceeded the fact that it WILL be a suite - whether users want it or not. I applaud you, Blackspear....you're definitely doing your best to put a positive spin on it. ;)

    Sorry, but I want to get away from suites, and the irony here is that I have never used NOD before....but was seriously considering switching to it THIS YEAR! Oh well, looks like this decision will probably force me to "keep lookin'".

    I haven't really given Kaspersky a really serious thought before now. They still offer KAV wiithout all the other "suite" crap, don't they?
     
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    since the debacle of Agnitum with Outpost V3.5 ... the prospect of a security Suite from Eset appears in an other light.

    I'm using Outpost since V2.1 and since V3.0 Agnitum is quasi going the same way as Eset, but in the opposite direction; from firewall to malware.

    So I'm looking curiously to Eset's Security Suite.

    -piktor-
     
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    There may be the possibility of a NOD32 LE which may be just the AV and nothing else. And since Eset has always offered a customized install, I'm pretty sure that you will be able to select only those components that you wish to have during install.

    I'm only worried about a possible price rise due to increased development cost of extra features like firewall and antispam.

    But I'm looking forward to the security suite, and I will try it out. ;)
     
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    Assuming that it is a suite then once its released would we all get a free upgrade as per our licences to the full product or would the whatever-else bit they add on become trialware or a beta version?

    o_O
     
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    Well I'm not sure yet, but from what I've been told, all current users will recieve a free upgrade to the security suite.
     
  23. Joliet Jake

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    If people with a current license for NOD automatically get the next build free that kind of suggests that there will be a stand alone anti-virus as I can't see them handing everyone a security suite.
    There may be the option to upgrade to a suite at a slightly reduced price....

    Pure speculation on my part. :)
     
  24. JRCATES

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    Interesting.

    Considering how many people do NOT want a "suite".....I find the use of the word "upgrade" very interesting.....:cautious:

    Guess the old expression "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" is pretty accurate.....
     
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    'Upgrade' = add new features or functionality, even if the new functionality is not so good or causes some or the other problem.

    It is an 'upgrade' because you do get more functionality. I think its OK to call it an upgrade. :)
     
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