Which one? MS OneCare - Norton - NOD32

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by NickAz, Oct 9, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Gintoki

    Gintoki Notebook Prophet

    Reputations:
    2,886
    Messages:
    6,566
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Out of those 3? I'd say NOD32, but i also recommend Spybot Search & Destroy, Ad-aware 2007, AVG antivirus, Avast antivirus, A-Squared free, and Comodo Firewall Pro. All available off download.com
     
  2. knightingmagic

    knightingmagic Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    144
    Messages:
    1,194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    I bought the Anti-Virus component in its 2007 version, and it was horrific. My Pentium 4 2.66GHz/ 512MB DDR-333 system slowed to a crawl. I had the blaster worm once, and even that didn't cripple my computer. Updates came once every two weeks, but my client would check every hour. This check would "update" my client with a whole lot of nothing while using 100% CPU and start a "quick scan" which would continue to kill my performance. The final straw was when a Norton update identified Half-Life 2 and friends as trojans and deleted the game files.

    I got NOD32 and my computer became usable again. Unfortunately, i'll have to look elsewhere when I move to Vista. Symantec bought out Sygate, and discontinued their excellent freeware firewall.
     
  3. coolguy

    coolguy Notebook Prophet

    Reputations:
    805
    Messages:
    4,679
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Avg free antivirus + windows defender, Avast + defender, are good free choices. You can also try the AOL free internet security suite. IMAO Norton is the best although it is a resource hogger during start up.
     
  4. theZoid

    theZoid Notebook Savant

    Reputations:
    1,335
    Messages:
    5,202
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    206
    Norton is a virus, OneCare doesn't work on Vista64, and I use NOD32....very nice small footprint program.
     
  5. alexkolb1

    alexkolb1 Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    20
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    I use Norton Internet Security 2008, and I used the NIS 2007 as well.
    I think it has more to do with personal preference than anything, since all top antiviruses are very closely matched it features. NIS 2008 is very resource light, as are all the rest such as Kaspersky and nod32, but I like norton's interface and i am used to it so i keep using it.
     
  6. dznutz

    dznutz Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    2
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    i've used many av's and the best ones are:

    nod32
    kaspersky

    best in footprint and reliability.
     
  7. jabbok

    jabbok Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    98
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    66
    I use nod32 it works good and doesn't hog resources
     
  8. Sam

    Sam Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    3,661
    Messages:
    9,249
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Out of those three you listed, I will say NOD32 is best for the task it does (antivirus).

    However, Kaspersky is a great choice too, and AVG works well and is free.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page