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Windows 7: Eset NOD 32v4 or Microsoft Security Essentials

29 Jun 2009   #31
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
eset vs mse

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
I agree, though I don't know if it would actually cause problems. I'm sure some would, and it is possible that some wouldn't. But still, if someone is running multiple Firewalls or AV products, their network traffic and/or data is running through multiple passes, yielding more overhead and system resource drain than running just one.
i think you are both right. Its not a good idea to run both, and they use more resources. and can conflict. Im running both and they play well together. I like not being dependant on a single point of failure. MSE thinks its own virus def's are virii, eset knows they aren't. eset didn't pick up a 0day trojan, mse did. it wan't a live trojan but it just gives me options. the thing i dont like abt mse is that when it tells me there is a problem you cant minimize it or work around it. you cant even force quit it (it re-launches).
\end rant

I just feel more secure with both.

Ken


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29 Jun 2009   #32
LENW

 
 

I don't klnow about ESET with 64 bit WINDOWS 7.....
I wrote to ESET to ask about compat and they responded that they are still testing and will not formaally affirm for W7 until after W7 is released
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29 Jun 2009   #33
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LENW View Post
I don't klnow about ESET with 64 bit WINDOWS 7.....
I wrote to ESET to ask about compat and they responded that they are still testing and will not formaally affirm for W7 until after W7 is released
I don't need to talk to marketing/sales from ESET to know that it works well in Windows 7 RC-1. No company should officially support their product working on any RC-1 any ways (after all, it's not release and possibly ripe with security holes).

But mine works flawlessly on Windows 7 RC-1 because there is not much difference between running it on Vista 64-bit and Win7 64-bit (the way apps run on each is very similar).
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29 Jun 2009   #34
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charles Kane View Post
I think that there is currently no definitive answer to the question. MSE is, at least partially, an unknown quantity.
MSE is well know. It's MS Live OneCare without some features (firewall, saving files, etc)


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LENW View Post
I don't klnow about ESET with 64 bit WINDOWS 7.....
I wrote to ESET to ask about compat and they responded that they are still testing and will not formaally affirm for W7 until after W7 is released
Nod32 V4 work really well on Seven x64
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04 Jul 2009   #35
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Maybe those that are using ESET can help me out. I was trying to create a Rescue Disc in ESET and noticed the following on their web site:

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Due to limitations in Windows AIK, an ESET SysRescue cannot be created with the 64-bit version of ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
I'm running Windows 7 64-bit as well as the 64-bit version of ESET NOD32. So if above is the case, what are 64-bit people supposed to do and why include this feature in your 64-bit software that can't work anyway?
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04 Jul 2009   #36
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Did you get any error while creating or using the rescue CD?
If everything's working fine, then just ignore that warning.
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04 Jul 2009   #37
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
Did you get any error while creating or using the rescue CD?
If everything's working fine, then just ignore that warning.
Couldn't create it. Said it needed to dowload AIK which is 1.3 GB apparently, that I found out after doing some more research and then I read on their site that it does not work with 64-bit ESET.

So not only does it not work "according to them", they allow you to try and create the rescue CD (well, at least choose the option) and then they have a link to download this 1.3 GB file in the program, although it apparenty doesn't work with 64-bit. Not sure how much faith I have in them now with what appears to be a pretty big blunder.

I don't normally just ignore warnings, especially when they are coming directly from the horse's mouth. Although they seem to be contradicting themselves here.
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04 Jul 2009   #38
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Oh ok, you are right then. If the feature isn't available, it should be removed.
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04 Jul 2009   #39
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Right.

So if someone is running the 64-bit version, what have you done? Just simply not create the rescue CD? If that is the case, what if you can't get back into Windows? What does ESET say to do then?

Just curious if anyone has found out.
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04 Jul 2009   #40
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I will Remove Virus without Booting into Windows Vista - Vista Forums
Also, in case of ESET product, i can directly pull its main AV engine(.exe) from Program files while i m in recovery environment and run a full scan.... However, i have not personally tried this method with ESET NOD32 AV. You can still try it.
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