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Nod32 - Oem Version Or Retail Version?


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#1 Woody

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:37 PM

Is there a difference? I am going to buy this anti-virus software, and Newegg sells both an OEM and a Retail version. Can't tell any difference from Newegg's site, but thought I'd ask here.

Also, Micro Center is selling the OEM version, but it's more expensive than on Newegg currently.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:39 PM

why not try a free one from here
i use avg never had a problem :thumbsup:
god my head hurts.
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:43 PM

why not try a free one from here
i use avg never had a problem :flowers:


I've perused that link many times, and I guess after the reading and on-line research I've done, NOD32 seems to be the best. If I have to pay for it, then so be it. Just need to know if it's worth the extra $10 to buy the "Retail" version from newegg instead of the "OEM" version...

Appreciate your thoughts and efforts to keep me from spending money... I like how you think! :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:21 PM

OEM, means that the machine manufacturer that 'allegedly' installed the NOD32, is your first point of contact for support. With the retail version you will get support straight from the developer. Is unfettered support worth the extra 10 bucks?

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 10:29 AM

OEM, means that the machine manufacturer that 'allegedly' installed the NOD32, is your first point of contact for support. With the retail version you will get support straight from the developer. Is unfettered support worth the extra 10 bucks?


Without knowing how good their support really is, I would say it is worth the extra $10.

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 11:12 AM

This might give you some guidance.
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/difference-between-oem-academic-full-versions/




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