Avast vs AVG vs NOD32?

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There are all kinds of ways to say one is better than the other but if you
are ONLY concerned two things:
1) Ease of installation/use
2) Least amount of conflicts with operating system(Win XP)/other
programs/other AV programs

Which of the 3 above would u recommend???

TIA!!!

Re: Avast vs AVG vs NOD32?

ringo@home.com, 3/31/2007,10:43:47 PM, wrote:

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There are two NOD32 processes running on my computer:

nod32krn.exe  18,528K
nod32kui.exe   4,672K

Re: Avast vs AVG vs NOD32?

After much thought,badgolferman came up with this jewel:

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I use AntiVir(free version) and there are two processes running also:
avguard.exe   4,444k
avgnt.exe       544k

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Re: Avast vs AVG vs NOD32?

maxwachtel@nomail.afraid.org says...
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Total: 23,200

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Total: 4,988

AVG (free version) runs:
avgcc.exe 308k
avgemc.exe 960k
avgupsvc.exe 1,008k
avgamsvr.exe 504k

Total: 2,780

MM

Re: Avast vs AVG vs NOD32?

On Sun, 01 Apr 2007 02:43:47 GMT, ringo@home.com wrote:

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One consideration - cost.  Are you speaking of paid or free programs?  AVG
& Avast both offer free AV's, NOD does not.  As far as ease of use, I have
not used AVG but can give a comparison of Avast versus NOD32:

1. Ease of installation/use - Installation: About the same.  East of Use:
NOD32 is often considered difficult to use, as the GUI can be somewhat
confusing.  I didn't find it particularly difficult, but I would say that
Avast is a little more straightforward & user friendly.  However, when it
comes to scanning your computer, NOD is the fastest.  Avast takes forever
and a day.

2.  Least amount of conflicts with XP - Never really had any problems with
Avast in that area for the most part.  It did flag another security app
(Panda Software) as a trojan, but that's about it.  The only conflict I
remember with NOD is when I tried the Online Armor beta - NOD flagged it as
a heuristic virus and wouldn't let it install.  I believe that issue has
since been resolved.  I know that the system takes much longer to boot with
Avast, and Avast is much more instrusive.  I remember when I quit using
Avast and went to NOD32, I was amazed at how uninstrusive NOD was.  You
didn't even know it was there unless it alerted on something.  

Like I said, I don't know much about AVG, except what I've read.  I know
it's detection rate isn't on par with the top AV's, and updates are
somewhat hit and miss.  I never had any problems whatsoever with Avast or
NOD32 updates.  

Another consideration is false positives.  I've found that the free AV's
(other than AVS, based on Kaspersky) are very prone to false positives.
That's one of the main reasons I quit using Avast.  NOD does have an FP
once in a while, but they have been very few, in my experience.  Avast, on
the other hand, was a pain when it came to FP's.  I finally got fed up with
it and dumped it for NOD32.  I don't know how AVG AV is, but I know AVG
Antispyware has produced a lot of FP's on my system, as compared to other
AS apps like Superantispyware & CounterSpy.  

As far as the best, I think NOD32 is far better than AVG or Avast, but, of
course, you have to pay for it ($39 for initial purchase, then $27 to renew
the next year).

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Re: Avast vs AVG vs NOD32?

ringo@home.com wrote:
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I've used both Avast and NOD32 and found them both very good AV
programs. I ultimately went back to Avast because of a problem I
discovered while using NOD32 and burning CD's or DVD's. NOD32 would
interfere with the burn process and cause it to fail on my PC.

Re: Avast vs AVG vs NOD32?

I have also used all 3 of the AV's in question. Just purchased a 3 computer
/ 2 year Nod 32 license.

Charlie
(former Norton fan boy!)


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Re: Avast vs AVG vs NOD32?

On Sun, 08 Apr 2007 17:18:39 -0500, Shadow Rider wrote:

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Interesting.  I don't really know if that is the case with my system, as I
usually close my other programs down when I'm burning CD's.  Since I'm only
on dial-up, no sense in having them run at the same time, taking up
resources.  I may try to burn a CD with NOD running just to see what
happens.

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Re: Avast vs AVG vs NOD32?

Bullseye wrote:
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I use NOD32 and have never had any problems when burning CD's with it
running, I certainly wouldn't turn it off but then I'm on ADSL so am
always connected so will not turn off any of my security.
Joan



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Re: Avast vs AVG vs NOD32?

On Mon, 9 Apr 2007 12:31:24 +0100, Joan Archer wrote:

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I'm wondering if it has something to do with the particular burning
program?  I had NOD running while burning CD's with both Nero and Roxio as
well as a couple of other ISO burners - no problems at all.  

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Re: Avast vs AVG vs NOD32?

Joan Archer wrote:
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Ease of installation and use is kind of irrelevant once an
AV is installed.  It runs and hopefully, you don't know it's
there.  I've been using NOD for 2 years and have gotten very
lazy about turning it off to install things because it never
seems to cause a problem.

NOD has certainly never caused any difficulty burning CDs or
DVDs.

Louise

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