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#1 Boyo

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 04:25 PM

Unfortunately, Mom & Dad both have computers, and neither one of them has bothered to secure their PC or all of their financial information. Go figure......

So, I am in the process of cleaning up the mess (you will see me posting a few HJT logs over the weekend), and setting them up security wise. This is what I run on my PC:

Spybot Search & Destroy
Ad-Aware SE Plus
SpywareBlaster
Webroot Spy Sweeper
BitDefender 9.5 Standard (new version includes spyware scanning)
ZoneAlarm Pro

Now that is exactly what I am planning on putting on my folk's PC until I read another forum regarding NOD32. In this particular thread, everyone used and recommended it, and one poster went as far as to say "NOD32 has not been breached in over 2 years". I thought, what the...? Of course I am aware of NOD32, but if his statement were true, why have I never read any single review that places NOD32 at the top of the virus cleaner mountain?

Is anyone familiar enough to comment on NOD32, along with the claim it has not been breached in over 2 years. If that is the case, then I have clearly not done my homework on virus scanners as I have read and experienced for myself the virtues of BitDefender 9.5.........
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Posted 22 April 2006 - 05:47 AM

I've never used NOD32 but I've heard good things about it. It is supposed to be one of the most effective AV's out there, but has two problems: false positives and is expensive.
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#3 Boyo

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 07:21 PM

I wasn't aware of any false positives, but that is the last thing I need on my parent's PC. My phone would never stop ringing.....

BTW- Impressive rig....
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Posted 22 April 2006 - 07:28 PM

I understand there is a 30-day free trial of Nod32. You might want to try it out and compare it, say, to AVG. One thing to keep in mind is the transparency of use. One antivirus (or any other security application) might be 40 times better than the other, but if the user interface is off-putting or definitions hard to update, you end up with an unused application on your parent's computer.
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