OSNN Anti-Virus Poll

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Enyo, Jan 6, 2004.

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  1. Norton (NAV)

    36.4%
  2. Symantec (SAV)

    5.0%
  3. KAV

    5.0%
  4. AVG

    21.4%
  5. F-Secure

    1.4%
  6. NOD32

    2.1%
  7. Dr. Web

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Sophos

    2.9%
  9. BitDefender

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. E-Trust

    1.4%
  11. McAfee

    5.7%
  12. AntiVir

    2.1%
  13. Avast!

    3.6%
  14. F-Prot

    1.4%
  15. RAV

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. PC-Cillin

    2.1%
  17. Command

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Panda

    2.9%
  19. Norman

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. *nix or none resident

    0.7%
  21. Other

    2.1%
  22. None

    3.6%
  1. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    Fresh Forum, fresh poll.

    Seeming as i have no related thread to link in as normal, vote away.
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

  3. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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  4. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Are not Norton and Symantec the same antivirus programes??
     
  5. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    Until/if the threads get merged...
    Well here we go again :p

    KAV all the way for me. Bought it following advice in the previous poll. It killed 3 virii
    that NAV had missed. That was enough in itself, but it has a whole load of smart features up it's sleeves,
    not to mention beetlecrusher shoes, a swatter, and bugspray in the back pocket... I digress.

    Go buy it!!.
     
  6. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    KAV for me also, didn't change my mind for 2 years now, I do feel safe with it :)
     
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    just click the number of votes each selection has got ;) will take you to the page, am gona go make a thread on it so people know ;)
     
  8. polyglory

    polyglory Walkabout Specialist

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    AVG 7 Pro for me, purrs along nicely ;)
     
  9. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    Just wait until you see version 5 :)
     
  10. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    AVG Free 6.0.558. I use in both my school computer and home computer. I installed NAV2004 previously, but it was really, really slow. I just couldn't get it faster without shutting down critical services.
     
  11. Enyo

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    Certainly would be a big jump in resource usage between AVG and NAV 2004.

    AVG uses around 2MB of ram and very little CPU time and NAV takes up about 30MB of RAM, but again is pretty soft on the CPU.

    I found however that when i upgraded from NAV 2003 to 2004 the system performed allot better.
     
  12. RagnaroK

    RagnaroK Must be dreaming...

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    NAV for me... resistant to change I am. :D
     
  13. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    NOD32. Fast, stable and best virus detection on record with VB100% Award. ICSA certified. Not a resource hog either.
     
  14. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    I am still running NAV 2003 (on a new subscription) after hearing about all the slow-downs here re: NAV 2004! I am going to be taking a serious look at AVG for the future!

    BTW Enyo - that NAV 2004 thread had some good info in it - especially that link to another forum where they hashed the problems out - perhaps a rebirth of that thread - if you haven't already!
     
  15. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    I wont re-create the thread just now as its all pretty much solved now and all the information is here
     
  16. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Agree - thanks for the link - that's the one I was looking for! :cool:
     
  17. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    Thought it would be :) As i say i found the system was a little more smooth when i went from 2003 to 2004 so don't write it off based on the initial problems some users had.
     
  18. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    nice one, thanks!
     
  19. Vector

    Vector Virtual Stud

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    2MB? How did you manage that? In all my testing, AVG always used the same amount of memory as Norton (around 20 Megs give or take). And this was on several different machines.
     
  20. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    WHAT? No way! AVG uses much less. The only two processes that run for AVG 6.X are avgcc32.exe and avgserv.exe. have a look at your system mem usage and shut down avg. compare before and after. It is much, much less than 20mb, around 2-4mb here!