ESET NOD32 (Latest Edition) Vs. Norton Antivirus 2009

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  1. ivar

    ivar Notebook Deity

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    Nod32 is fine. It also works fine together with bitdefender whose previous year edition you can get for free, and which complements nod32 with its heuristic recognition algorithms.
     
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    diegom Newbie

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    What is the difference between NOD32 OEM and It's retail counterpart. Because here in our area, The OEM version of NOD32 is 50% cheaper. And Is it possible to use a norton 2008 serial no. to extend my present subscription?


    Edit: I downloaded NOD32 earlier, and I like it. Very Fast and Streamlined. It made my system appear faster, will see with testing. Overall, i'm very pleased.
     
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    st0nedpenguin Notebook Evangelist

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    That's why year on year I stick with ESET, being number one in overall detection is worthless to me if it means producing so many false positives that I end up ignoring every popup after a couple months, meaning I'm likely to end up ignoring any actual threats.

    ESET just works™.
     
  4. royk50

    royk50 times being what they are

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    thats a bit over the top.
    avira gives no false positives unless you start downloading key generators and that kinda of stuff that many other av engines block as well (norton is a prime example).

    i never had any file that was downloaded from a reputable site tagged as infected. for the average joe being over protective is not a bad choice.

    thats not to belittle esset, if i would pay for av i would go esset.
    (avira charges too much)
     
  5. diegom

    diegom Newbie

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    I think i'm sticking to NOD32.. It's fast and efficient. And it managed to increase my battery life by 10 mins.. Not much, but it's an increase.. And I love it's barely there footprint.
     
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    imo anything from 3.0 on i will not run. wayyyy to many issues and if you see the forums over at wilders even the version 4 betas are STILL HAVING the very same issues people reported with the version 3.x ones.. i have given up on eset and will no longer use it. imo believe it or not nortons 2009 is LIGHTER on my system than eset is..
     
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    Best advice is for you to test the two on YOUR system.

    IME, I would select Norton 2009; I have not used their AV for over 7 years because of bloat and slowdowns but the present version is a very pleasant surprise. Very light in real-time; pulse updates, an excellent support forum and detection rates have improved a lot. I have had no problems in nearly 2 months of use on my laptop.

    In contrast NOD 3 seems to have been a step backward compared to the version 2 and currently they have version 4 in beta. Support at Wilders Security is good but they can be very slow in adding threats to the database. Expensive when compared to Norton AV, particularly with the rebates/cheap deals for Norton.
     
  8. zfactor

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    just go on ebay and buy a boxed version of nortons they can be had for like 10$ for a full 3pc 1yr boxed sealed version.. no rebates necc
     
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