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doofynz

question about etrust and Kaspersky Anti-Virus

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hey folks

 

I finally signed to the new forums

 

I was just wondering what you guys thought of etrust and Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal

 

I am thinking of ditching Norton. Those two seem pretty good to me

 

I just want the pros and cons of the two.

 

and of course what you think of each of them

 

and also if you have a person favourite anti virus scanner why is that good

 

thanks if you can help me out

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Personally, I like AVG. Free, free updates, and it uses very little resources.

 

There's a link to it in my signature.

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Nod32 is the best antivirus available. Light on resources, scans hard drives over the LAN and it's database is one of the best of any AV program (probably the best). http://www.nod32.com/

 

I didn't like KAV's interface and eTrust wouldn't install when I tried to install it, but they are both very good at what they do.

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There's isn't any catch.

 

I personally would go for KAV if you have a new machine.

 

KAV

 

pros - Very comprehensive signature database , covers all type of malware (zoo and in the wild) , excellent trojan detection. Top notch unpacker

 

 

cons - Somewhat resource intensive, slow scanning

 

NOD

 

Pro- The best with regards to in the wild viruses and worms. Excellent heuristics to detect worms. Fast, light footprint

 

con - poor trojan detection. poor detection of zoo viruses. Unimpressive unpacker engine.

 

 

NOD is top notch if you are worried about in the wild viruses and worm , normally spread by email. These are the type of malware that tends to spread and make media news . Most newbies will benefit a lot from it because these are the ones targetted at them because of their inexperience and the ones they will be likely to encounter.

 

I personally would use KAV myself rather than NOD. Like most antiviruses, KAV provides excellent coverage of in the wild worms (NOD is a shade better), in additon, there is excellent coverage of trojans and zoo viruses that are as dangerous but are less likely to be encountered.

 

I'm not too worried about in the wild worms like netsky and the like because those can be avoided easily if you are careful, but it's much harder to avoid trojans etc espically if you download a lot of freeware/shareware or do a lot of p2p. For detection of those kinds of malware, NOD is IMHO not sufficient to protect you.

 

That said, both are excellent depending on what you want to focus on.

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