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    Default Security Software Group test

    I don't know if I am allowed to mention it on here, but has anyone seen the security group test in the March Aus PC Authority?

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    Default Re: Security Software Group test

    Absolutely - was waiting for someone to comment on it - still seems to be quite a gulf between lab tests, and the real-world finding that techs make on here!!
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    Default Re: Security Software Group test

    Those tests are a joke.

    The article BTW is in the April issue. Page 69 Got it a while back ( on Subscription)

    no Surprise as to Whats rated the Best YEAH RIGHT!!

    Take today - at a customers House - On one of their Laptops they have Nod32, and wanted the trial version of Norton Internet Security 2010 removed from the Desktop PC as it only had a week to go, and replaced with Nod.

    When I got there, Norton was just finishing a full system Scan, as the person said "something funny" happened last night and she thought she would scan the PC before I got there, when it finished - No surprise Norton said it was clean.

    Uninstalled it with Revo uninstaller, loaded in Nod32 - even before Nod had fully started it instantly picked up and quarantined 3 active infections, after a reboot another 5 - then while working on something else Nod finished scanning - a further 3 infections.

    OH but Norton is the best according to these reports --- Wish I had $$ for every time I hear that and find infections with Nod32 -- Oh wait- I DO
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    Default Re: Security Software Group test

    Tends to cast doubt on the accuracy of their other group tests.

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    All you can see by these results is which antivirus company has the largest advertising budget & which magazines recieve their share of that budget!

    I WONDER HOW MUCH OF THAT BUDGET REFLECTS IN THE NEXT PC WORLD RESULTS (shouting intentional)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Those tests are a joke.

    The article BTW is in the April issue. Page 69 Got it a while back ( on Subscription)

    no Surprise as to Whats rated the Best YEAH RIGHT!!

    Take today - at a customers House - On one of their Laptops they have Nod32, and wanted the trial version of Norton Internet Security 2010 removed from the Desktop PC as it only had a week to go, and replaced with Nod.

    When I got there, Norton was just finishing a full system Scan, as the person said "something funny" happened last night and she thought she would scan the PC before I got there, when it finished - No surprise Norton said it was clean.

    Uninstalled it with Revo uninstaller, loaded in Nod32 - even before Nod had fully started it instantly picked up and quarantined 3 active infections, after a reboot another 5 - then while working on something else Nod finished scanning - a further 3 infections.

    OH but Norton is the best according to these reports --- Wish I had $$ for every time I hear that and find infections with Nod32 -- Oh wait- I DO
    Had one last week too
    Customer had Norton Internet Security 2009, all up to date and a scan found nothing.
    Convinced them to change to NOD32 as NIS was slowing the machine down.
    Removed NIS, installed NOD32 and ran a scan - Found and removed 3 viruses - PC running much better now - Customer very happy.

    Now if only we could convince the laptop/PC makers to stop including the trial of Nortons on everything and change to NOD32!

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    Default Re: Security Software Group test

    How much is the licence for Norton Internet Security compared to Nod32?

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    Default Re: Security Software Group test

    Norton is more expensive than NOD32 but it covers 3 PCs I think.
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    8GB DDR3 RAM
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    surprisingly quick even without an SSD

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    Default Re: Security Software Group test

    Quote Originally Posted by rebels181 View Post
    How much is the licence for Norton Internet Security compared to Nod32?
    No Idea what Norton is costing (notice I said costing - NOT worth )

    The RRP: 1 year subscriptions

    Nod32

    3 User $135.86 & Single User $69.21

    ESS

    3 User $155.75 & Single User $80.04

    Noted: just looked on one vendors site - Norton Internet security 3 user is less in cost -- But then it does less in protection - proven time and time again by many. Real world - NOT lab tests.
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    Dang! Things still going nuts...pinged with bid data bill this month

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