Discussion in 'polls' started by richrf, Jun 5, 2005.
NOD32 and have been for over three years now ...
If someone switched, it might be interesting to know from which package and why.
I switched from Norton about two years again because of too many virus penetrations. That was my motivation for first coming to Wilders. It was here that I first learned that my AV scan engine was out of date - unbeknowst to me. I was pretty much in the dark about security issues until I first came here. First package that I purchased after visiting Wilders - TDS-3.
It has been a while (over 3 years) since I switched to my current AV (NOD32). I had used both Norton and McAfee and really do not remember the reasons except I just personally were not satisfied with either. I have not tried either one since then (mainly because I am happy with NOD32) because I remember with both what a time I had getting them totally off my system. Things may be different now but even tho I try a lot of different AV's (including beta testing), I always stick with NOD32.
P.S. Rich - I moved this thread here to the polls forum because after all, it is a poll and we try to keep all polls in this forum .
NOD resident & KAV on demand
GData AVK 2005 + Outpost Pro and luvin' 'em. (Switched from McAfee 9 + Sygate free to get away from Mc's security center, activeX, weekly updates and because Sygate was getting old.)
Computer 2: NOD32 + NetVeda and luvin' em. (Switched from NIS because older comp was bogged down by Norton.)
Computer 3: NIS (Daughter's new laptop, she likes Norton, it works good for her.)
Note. I mentioned firewalls too because NIS is a suite and it seems more fair to compare.
Started with NIS2003, changed it to Avast Pro, changed it again
to BitDefender Standard and now a satisfied user of KAV 5.0 Personal.
Next on the list to try out is NOD32.
Tried once to use BitDefender 8.0 together with KAV,
but they don't play nicely together or maybe I did make a mistake.
Edit: mistake, didn't start with NIS2004
Family computer : NOD32
My laptop: Dr.Web
My Gaming Rig: KAV 5 personal
CA eTrust (VET + InoculateIT)
GData (Bitdefender + Kaspersky)
Kav 2006 proto
I jump around from demo to demo. I used to use McAfee 9.0 but updates were infrequent and sluggish. Still, I like McAfee.
I just finished trying KAV 2006 Proto 2 and see great potential with this product.
I am currently trialling the newest version of NOD32 and am always pleasntly surprised at how light and effective it is.
Currently using NOD32. I switched from ArcaVir because of the missing support at the time. Right Now support is OK, I guess.
I see good potential with ArcaVir and KAV 2006 and may trial those in the future.
Main PC - AVG Pro (dilemma as to which AV I run here when my AVG sub ends ) I have never fully tested any AV and I never hope I have to! TDS has had a few false postives which were verified as such (thankfully) I have been using AVG Pro for alomst 2yrs without problems but since joining Wilders I realise it is not one of the popular AV's hence my dilmmea for a new one or not
Notebook NOD32 (2yr License) like NOD for my notebook only drawback is some pages are slower with NOD than they are with AVG. I like the extra configuartions with NOD - just wish I could remove things from IMON's list which I no longer have installed etc
I installed NOD as a result of being a member of Wilders and discovering more about it. The light footprint was attractive for my notebook as AVG does use a lot of resources but AVG is faster when browsing
I have both computers running now so don't know how to vote lol
NOD32 here and very happy with it.
Norton AV came installed on my Box 3 years ago.
Trend PC-cillin for 2 months Dumped it Fast!!
And a very proud user of NOD32 for 1.5 years!!
NOD32 going on 2 years now and lovin it.
Ex Norton user.
Well I am using the FREE verison of AntiVir...
Can you tell me why isn't it listed as well, because IMHO it is the less resource-consuming one, with two crucial features (Filters feature and system-tray Activate/Deactivate option), that I am missing in other AV programs. For more details, see here for the review that I wrote for CastleCops: AntiVir PE Review
cheers all, stalker
I took my list off of the AV-comparitives test. I apologize if I did not include an AV. But I left plenty of room for comments! Thanks.
I switched to NOD from Norton to free up system resources and for faster on demand scans. Norton was a product I felt well protected with though.
NOD32 for the very best protection around!!
Avast all the way, both 32 and 64bit version, need nothing else.
I used PCC 2002 for 3 months and 2003 for another three months; dumped both fast!
KAV Personal 5.0.325 maxed out!
After two years of using NOD I switched to Norton ... I'll let y'all go crazy trying to figure out why!
NOD32. I've been down the "run every antivirus you can" road and this is where it stopped.
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