March 1st, 2004, 04:32 AM
Langa Gives the Nod to Eset's NOD32
So did Big Booger
NOD32 Gets The Nod
Hi Fred, I really enjoy getting your newsletter. It seems
there is always something that applies to my daily grind.
A couple of weeks ago I was tasked with putting a company wide
antiviral program in place. We have around 15 PC's on a LAN
and some of us pack laptops that come and go off the network,
Some of us also do work related computing at home. The boss
wanted all of these computers to have a common antivirus
Some of our folks have deemed Norton as too invasive and too
much of a hog. Nonetheless I requested a quote for a 25 user
license and 3 years of updates. The package priced out around
$1900 for 3 years. I poked around in my Langa folder and found
reference to the Eset NOD32 software. I downloaded the trial
and ran it on my computer as well as my employers for a couple
of days, right during the hot and heavy Mydoom period. He
looked it over and checked it out on the web. In the meantime
I asked for a quote for the same 3 year package. Eset came in
I've since installed the software on every machine. Cross
platform installs were not any problem and setting up an
update mirror on our server was easy using the administrator
version. On every install I ran an update and a full scan.
NOD32 found and cleaned bugs on about 1/3 of our machines,
most of which had been running NAV. One virus was a new,
previously unknown, virus that NOD32 detected but could not
clean. A call to tech support resulted in almost instantaneous
connection to a support person who walked me through an
advanced command prompt run of the NOD32 that was able to
clean the critter.
I highly recommend this software to anyone looking for an
good, non-system hogging solution. Thanks for the tip! ---
I agree, Kerry: Eset's NOD32 is an excellent tool. I use it on one of
daily-use PCs here. In fact, it's one of the three AV tools I
NOD32 ( http://www.nod32.com ) or Norton AV ( http://www.symantec.com/
for commercial antivirus, and Grisoft's AVG ( http://www.grisoft.com/ )
for a personal-use, free solution.
I think NOD32 is perhaps slightly better than Norton for raw AV
and it's not as porcine as is NAV; but Norton is a little more
configurable, especially for Win98/ME. Grisoft's free AVG isn't quite
good as either Norton or NOD32, but you can't beat the price! <g>
There are other good AV tools out there, of course, but those are my
personal "top three" choices.
Glad I am running NOD32. It works fabulously, is lightweight, and uses very little resources. What is more, none of that pesky activation, no more screwed up installations. No more errors about unable to start NAV, unable to update and so on. I am loving it.
March 1st, 2004, 05:52 AM
Very nice, I am glad I get a free subscription to the updates via my Mag subscription. It would be a small waste of time for some ppl.
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