Why should I purchase NOD32?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Slovak, Jun 8, 2004.

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  1. Slovak

    Slovak Registered Member

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    I have been thinking about purchasing a liscense for NOD32, but am a little scared because every day there are numerous complaints in here about this not working right, or not detecting this or that. What's up with that?
     
  2. JimIT

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    Why not download the free trial and make up your mind for yourself?

    ;)

    Good luck!
     
  3. Mele20

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    I'd much rather get an av that had a very active support board than one that didn't! No av is perfect and we are just trying to make NOD32 even better than it already is. :)

    Jim IT's idea is excellent...download the trial and decide for yourself. One should ALWAYS trial an av before buying...it might not get along with your setup...aside from any other considerations. So, download and take it for a ride.
     
  4. Slovak

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    I have already done that, just worried that what if something happens after I purchase it, like the not so nice IMON problems that so many users have? WHat if I decide to upgrade from win2k to winXP pro? will it get hosed up?
     
  5. Stan999

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    Any AV may or may not have problems with any specific platform. I assume the trial ran ok for you? I run NOD32 with IMON on a P4 WinXP Pro machine with no problems, YMMV. You are asking folks to make a decision for you that you should make for yourself.
     
  6. rumpstah

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    I agree with Stan. I have 5000 workstations with NOD32 installed from Windows 95 to Windows XP and none of them have issues (2000 in a network environment with 100s of applications). You may find that issues with IMON will be with people that have specific Winsock applications (maybe more than 1) that are causing the conflict. Tweaking network settings can be a cross-your-fingers task on any system with WinX.

    If it works well for you, then the choice is yours. ;)
     
  7. stevlo

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    Check this link out.I was surfing the net and came across this info on how majority of antivirus vendors did on detecting viruses.Click on the antivirus company name that you use in red,and it will tell you how many passes it went through to detect viruses,and how many times it failed to catch them.You will be very surprised on who were the overall top winners at detecting viruses.

    <a href="http://www.virusbtn.com/vb...?table" target="_blank">And the winner is</a>
     
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    i wouldn't buy anything else than NOD, other than picking up pretty much every virus, i find other AV's slow down the computer heaps.

    And reason for all this discussion in these msg boards is just people trying to improve or find resolutions for NOD which would be on a very small scale compared to how many users actually use NOD, if u know what i mean.

    for eg. i am a computer technician, i see computers coming every day with NOD, all doing their jobs, the ones that stuff up is either not updated, hardware problems, or their computer's software is corrupt.

    people that bring their computers in with other AV's, about 75% of the time we scan with NOD and they have viruses which their AV's did not pick up.

    and lastly NOD is quite simply and easy to use.
    thanks :D
     
  10. Blackspear

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    Agreed :D Same situation here, it is a pleasure working with Nod32 :D

    Cheers :D
     
  11. Slovak

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    Thanks for all the positive input guys.
     
  12. Kentish

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    Dont forget that the ones that shout the loudest are the ones with problems. Most work flawlessly and have no reason to post. Mine for instance has never been trouble. It is a standalone home pc, for me and my family. If you want I will post my thanks to Eset for Nod, but that would only take up valuable forum space.
     
  13. sig

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    Go to any product support forum and you will see people posting who have problems with or questions about the product, such is the nature of product support forums.

    As to what AV you should go with, that's up to you. :)
     
  14. stevlo

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    I aint no expert,but from the virus detection track record from the virus bulletin tests,it lookslike nod32 had one of the best,or if not the best virus detection from the passes and fails.I have been using it for a very short time,and for the first time after i tried a few heavy waits outthere and it is excellent.I had aproblem with the config a few weeks ago and i contacted nod32 via email,and the service was excellent.So until something much better comes out,ill stick to nod32. :D
     
  15. DougWeller

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    Would that this were true. I've got 2 Nod32 licences, and those are probably my last.

    Take a look at <URL:
    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=5248 >

    Doug
     
  16. Paul Wilders

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    No offense intended - and as ever the choice is yours ;) - but as for kobra's tests: no test bed available, no environment - the list goes on. All in al well-intended, but at the most an amateur test - as many are floating around. Testing is a serious business - better left to competent testers ;).

    regards.

    paul
     
  17. steve1955

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    Hi
    Who decides who are and who aren't the competent testers?It seems to me if an AV misses something that others catch in the same "test conditions" there is a weakness in that AV no matter who tests it!
    Kobra seems to have tested the products using "proper viruses/trojans etc" the products that miss these in any test could just as easily miss them on a users PC:-or are we only to allow our pc's to come in contact with malware in conditions stipulated by the AV vendors?(so the conditons are a controlled situation! they are not in the REAL world:- users use their PCs in all sorts of ways and we should be confident that our chosen security products protect us as and when needed!)
     
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    I agree and disagree. That is not the case all the time. I've had anti-viruses give me false positives and if the other anti-viruses not catch it. The one with that determines that file is not is correct.
     
  19. Arin

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    dear steve1955, Paul is right no doubt. its very simple to answer your question, there is no stipulation. nobody is forcing you to buy your AV. its your choice, i just can't stress enough. if you think your system is under threat from malwares which are not covered by NOD32 then get a dedicated software for that type of threat or get an AV that covers you totally. its all upto you. the reasons why i use NOD32 are:

    1. Excellent heuristics.

    2. Stable on any platform.

    3. Light on resources.

    4. Highly *Temper-Proof* ( not that it can't be tempered with ).

    5. Small update files ( even the full update ).

    now if there is anyone who uses Net for legitimate purposes and who carries some common sense, there is adequate protection from NOD32. but if you are adventurous then its a good idea to back it up with an AT and Spyware removal tools. simple and easy and if you don't like it then of course go for another AV which gives you some peace of mind.

    regarding that AV test, Kobra is one heck of an individual. i do applaud the effort he puts into it. but the data was too fuzzy. also i totally disagree with his PoV regarding ITW detection. VB shouldn't be considered like that and as i wrote earlier in another post, if you think VB is inefficient then bashing won't help at all. JUST MAIL YOUR SAMPLES TO YOUR NEAREST VB REPORTERS. here you can find the relevant informations.
     
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    You decide - but come on - if someone comes out with a test and declares the Wildlist to be bullsh*t - is it possible that there is something wrong? Someone that isn´t even able to recognize a heuristic detection? Well, you decide....

    Uhmm, now that´s a problem. I have seen about 1500 different viruses/worms/trojans the last 4 months. Just stuff that was found on infected machines, not the stuff you get on the various VX-sites. About 15 % of this files were damaged in some way. Many of them simply wont run - still many AV´s gave an alert on it. If an AV finds a file that is damaged and is able to detect it and another AV isn´t - does it make the first AV a better product? I also had to clean many infected machines. I thought there must be some product to catch them all - just to make my job easier. There is KAV - and it comes with a real outstanding detection rate, but it doesn´t find them all. There are the multiple engine products - great, still it doesn´t find them all. Then there are different AT products - well, guess what...
    ;)

    Right - but try to see it this way: I have an airbag in my car and i hope it works - still i try to drive as safe as possible. Most users seem to think a virusscanner is the ultimate airbag. Imho: if an AV alerts the user there are many different things that went already wrong. Same with the airbag - if i ever see it in action, i already made one or more mistakes. And i can´t blame the airbag for it.
     
  21. Technodrome

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    WOW!
    Thanks to Kobra’s test 25 million Sophos users are just about to ditch SOPHOS AV. What a tragedy...

    Headline News:

    Graham vs Kobra :D :D :D


    tECHNODROME
     
  22. steve1955

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    I use and like nod but EVERY TIME a review is highlighted that doesn't sing the virtues of it or even(heresy)questions its abilities the test or the tester is labelled as "amateur" or tests "unscientific"(or words to that effect!) it just seems to me that we end up behaving like the proverbial ostrich:-burying our heads in the sand and ignoring possible problems!
     
  23. Arin

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    no no steve1955, please don't think this way. sometimes its true NOD32 lovers do tend to be protective but there are some things that can be proved. so don't take it like this. there is another thread going on which is discussing the NOD32 wishlist. you might visit it and see for yourself how we are trying to improvise NOD32.
     
  24. steve1955

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    Hi
    I would say the term "protective" is ever so slightly underestimating the response most negative posts receive.The thing most of these ardent fans seem to forget is "NOD is only a tool " and should stop taking criticism of it so personally
     
  25. Arin

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    yes right you are dear steve1955. NOD32 is only a tool but ask any geek and he/she will tell you how precious 1s and 0s can be. but here is a thought, if something is not worth *Protecting*, should we waste our time criticising it? of course if someone wants to be heard thats another thing.
     
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