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Windows 7: Eset NOD 32v4 or Microsoft Security Essentials

23 Jun 2009   #1
Mulaka

Windows 7
 
 
Eset NOD 32v4 or Microsoft Security Essentials

Which do you think is better after running the MSE for a bit? My PC and Laptop both always have Eset NOD 32 on them, but when the leak came out I switched to give it a go. It appears it uses a tad more resources, but I was okay with that.

Then, my laptop got compromised. C: drive would say I didn't have the administrative rights to acces it. When I would go into the properties to check permissions everything sadi it didn't know who the owner was etc. MSE reported that it had real-time protection off! When I tried to scan the HD, MSE reported that it didn't exist!

I have not had a virus or malware in over 7 years. Is MSE limited? Does it have a password set like NOD which controls making changes? Really weird. Kind of sucks because I like it.


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23 Jun 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Nod32 has been around for a long time. No doubt it's better than anything Microsoft has to offer.

On a side note, we don't want everyone using this antivirus product made by Microsoft (as if that would ever happen). If everyone used the same antivirus product, everyone would have the same virus signatures and likely would also get infected by the same virus.
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23 Jun 2009   #3
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

ESET NOD32, hands down, no contest.

I use only NOD32 and have it's Vista 64-bit version working great on Windows RC-1. It detected and removed viruses just fine when I was scanning a co-worker's drive via USB to remove viruses for them (I do PC work on the side apart from my full time job as a software engineer).

You don't need the suite from ESET, just the basic NOD32 package, a browser less prone to attacks like Firefox or Opera, and some good browser add-ons for whitelisting sites to allow JavaScript.

The "detection in the wild" and scanning throughput of NOD32 beats all others, no exceptions. It also has the smallest footprint of any of the big name Anti-virus packages out there.
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23 Jun 2009   #4
Mulaka

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, I put NOD back on. It has served me well all these years. I wanted to give MSE a shot and I got burned. Oh well. I guess for a free AV. MSE might be okay, but for performance and peace of mind I'm sticking with Eset.
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23 Jun 2009   #5
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mulaka View Post
Oh well. I guess for a free AV. MSE might be okay, but for performance and peace of mind I'm sticking with Eset.
NOD32 will not let you down. Only use free anti-virus apps for Windows if you simply don't want to pay for AV.
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23 Jun 2009   #6
Snufffed

 
strictly morro & MS Firewall

Decided to take the plunge. Totally removed ESET Smart Security.
Running Windows 7 Firewall, Default setting.
Installed MORRO (MSE).

Prior to removing ESET I went to MR Testit site. which proudly BOOST He can fool any AV, AM and infect if he wanted to... WOOPS, Morro detected, cleaned and allowed entrance.
So far so good for Morro.
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24 Jun 2009   #7
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mulaka View Post
Yeah, I put NOD back on. It has served me well all these years. I wanted to give MSE a shot and I got burned. Oh well. I guess for a free AV. MSE might be okay, but for performance and peace of mind I'm sticking with Eset.

Do you seriously mean you got burned? So far MSE has done a really good job for me. It already cleaned up around 9 infections in my computer. Well I think I'm going to try ESET Nod32 today. I've never used ESET before so let's hope it gives me a good impression. I probably expect that since everyone is talking about it being so excellent.
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24 Jun 2009   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

As I said in the other similar thread on this subject, I have a subscription to Nod32 Smart Security but I decided to trial MSE for a while and see how it fairs.
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24 Jun 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mulaka View Post
Which do you think is better after running the MSE for a bit? My PC and Laptop both always have Eset NOD 32 on them, but when the leak came out I switched to give it a go. It appears it uses a tad more resources, but I was okay with that.

Then, my laptop got compromised. C: drive would say I didn't have the administrative rights to acces it. When I would go into the properties to check permissions everything sadi it didn't know who the owner was etc. MSE reported that it had real-time protection off! When I tried to scan the HD, MSE reported that it didn't exist!

I have not had a virus or malware in over 7 years. Is MSE limited? Does it have a password set like NOD which controls making changes? Really weird. Kind of sucks because I like it.
ESET smart security. is nod32 with a firewall. Morro just updated and found its own virus defs as virus. I wouldn't trust it
\Ken
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24 Jun 2009   #10
Snufffed

 
ESET SS via Win7 FW and Morro

I have been fathful to ESET Smart Security (4.0.437) for a long time. To be honest, I decided to give Windows 7 Firewall and Morro AV a test. At this time i'm on 7260, using only Win7 Firewall and Morro AV. Updates are working great, I have also visited 2 sites which calim to have FOOLed every AV going. Morro was the only AV which passed both sites. (Yes, ESET failed on one site.) Morro found, deleted and rec'd a passing grade on BOTH SITES.
Now I do have Dual Boot, 1 is pure MS and the 2nd is ESET 437, so to test only takes about 4 min. reboot avg is 2m40s, and then click to site and see. My rating for MORRO at this time is excellent. Time will tell.
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