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LukeD
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Kaspersky vs. NOD 32?

As Norton causes more and more problems, which AV program do you use, and why do you prefer it?

 

 

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Re: Kaspersky vs. NOD 32?

go for either avast anitvirus(home edition) or avg free both the free s/ws and very good at detecting unknown and wild trojan horses as well i highly recomend avast home editon
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Re: Kaspersky vs. NOD 32?

Thanks.

 

Does Avast take up a lot of system resources?

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Re: Kaspersky vs. NOD 32?

i've used AVG for the last 9~10 years.   i've literally set up hundreds of machines with AVG during that time and not regretted it once.   plus, the network edition has always worked with NT4 server, advanced server 2000, server 2003, and server 2008 and never given me any headaches with any of them.

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Re: Kaspersky vs. NOD 32? - BEST Anti Virus Solutions

Thank you, Erik.

 

Here is more information on the best AV solutions.

 

AVG (Heavy on resources)

http://reviews.cnet.com/internet-security-and-firewall/avg-internet-security-8/4505-3667_7-32879003....

 

Zone Alarm (Light on resources)

http://reviews.cnet.com/internet-security-and-firewall/zonealarm-internet-security-suite/4505-3667_7...

 

Best AV solutions, according to CNET

http://reviews.cnet.com/1990-6600_7-6768133-1.html?tag=centerColumnArea1.1
Message Edited by LukeD on 09-07-2008 05:39 PM
Message Edited by LukeD on 09-07-2008 05:39 PM
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Re: Kaspersky vs. NOD 32? - BEST Anti Virus Solutions


LukeD wrote:

Thank you, Erik.

 

Here is more information on the best AV solutions.

 

AVG (Heavy on resources)

http://reviews.cnet.com/internet-security-and-firewall/avg-internet-security-8/4505-3667_7-32879003....


"best" and "heavy on resources" are both arbitrary terms.   i just checked the task manager and AVG is currently using 30MB of memory with 0% CPU usage.   with 16GB available, 30MB isn't even a blip on the radar.

 

i'd trust the reviews at av-comparatives.org long before i do those of cnet.   they actually test AV apps rather than just reviewing them.

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Re: Kaspersky vs. NOD 32? - BEST Anti Virus Solutions

Agreed on AVG. Runs great, still 7.5 that gets its final updates these days I guess...read a lot about 8.0 being a resource hog and am weary of testing it but will have to...

 

Zone Alarm was a little bit too Orwellian in my experience, and had a tendency of messing up the network connections. They might have fixed that in the meantime...

 

Kaspesky is great...as is NOD32. I prefer the former by a small margin, though.

Cheers,

George




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LukeD
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Re: Kaspersky vs. NOD 32? - BEST Anti Virus Solutions

Thanks, George! I appreciate your input.

 

Erik, thanks for the link to that site. That site is too confusing for typical users.

 

I will take Walt Mossberg's advice and stick with CNET and PC Mag reviews.

 

http://report.allthingsd.com/20061114/safety-dance/

 

 

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