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Windows 7: Norton 2009 products now work with windows 7!

27 Aug 2009   #51
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
Has anyone noticed when you have ESET NOD32 and a your downloading a 50MB+ .EXE file in Firefox it freezes at 99% and firefox doesn't respond? When I had Norton this dident happen!
I use FF and NOD32 and have never had that happen. In fact, I have never had a single issue with NOD32 in the 8 or so years that I have been using it.


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27 Aug 2009   #52
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I use FF and NOD32 and have never had that happen. In fact, I have never had a single issue with NOD32 in the 8 or so years that I have been using it.
Yeah i didnt notice such problem either.
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27 Aug 2009   #53
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
It's a "beta", not an "alpha". Beta releases rarely go through major changes. They have minor tweaks and fix bugs. They don't change the way the interface works or color schemes. I have been a beta tester for many a "large" company as well. In fact, my company was a million dollar software company, so it certainly wasn't "small". I speak from many years experience here.

The overall interface as well as the color scheme just does not appeal to me in the least. I prefer something much more professional looking.
That is your opinion and I respect that. My opinion is that most companies change a lot of things between a Beta and Final Release.
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27 Aug 2009   #54
v0id

Windows 3.11
 
 

Anyone tried BitDefender 2010? Its compatible with Windows 7 !
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27 Aug 2009   #55
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

They say that bitdefender works with win7. but its not recommended. failed major tests.
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27 Aug 2009   #56
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
That is your opinion and I respect that. My opinion is that most companies change a lot of things between a Beta and Final Release.
Not an opinion. In my experience, they don't.
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27 Aug 2009   #57
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Not an opinion. In my experience, they don't.
I think you are both right and both wrong.

It differs per company.

MS is one of those companies that can drastically change their plans even in the later stages of Beta development.
Remember the differences between Longhorn and Vista?
They dropped quite a few significant features from first beta to end product.
Even the GUI changed quite a bit from Longhorn to Vista. (not to everyone's liking).

There are more examples of companies making some drastic changes to Beta's after reviewing user feedback.

I think with Win7, MS actually responded a lot to user feedback compared to previous OS's.

Greetz
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27 Aug 2009   #58
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Hmm, just to see for myself I uninstalled Norton and installed "Eset Smart Security 4". Better known as Nod32.

Sad to see it's still the same resource hog it always was.
You can chose smart scan and advanced scan.
Turns out there's nothing smart about smartscan.

After 1 hour it was on 20% and according to the log, it had scanned 638mb of files. Most of them were in one folder.
Same as five years ago there were numerous files Nod still can't open and therefor ignores.

Norton does my whole C: drive in under 30 minutes.
And a next time, it will only scan changed files, and finishes in 9 or 10 minutes.
And you will hardly notice it's doing it's work, that's what I call smartscan.


While scanning, Nod32 rendered my pc useless by taking up 90% to 100% of the CPU. See my screenie.

Norton may have missed two "wilds" in the VB test, but it is a far more sophisticated product than the piece of junk Nod still is.

The only thing Eset seems to have updated since the last time I used it, are the virus definitions and they do that well, but for the rest it is a remnant of the early XP days.

If I stepped on some Nod fan's toes I'm sorry
I had high hopes after some positive comments here, but it was a big disappointment.


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Second image is only to show footprint. I already stopped scanning.


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27 Aug 2009   #59
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
While scanning, Nod32 rendered my pc useless by taking up 90% to 100% of the CPU. See my screenie.
Not sure what is going on with your system, but I don't notice any lag at all during a full scan here. NONE. I actually can play Left4Dead while doing a full scan with no problems at all.

A "full" scan takes about 30 minutes, but I have a ton of files, folders and sub folders, and any anti virus takes about that on my system.

I really think it all depends on your system, because some here swear by Kaspersky and when I had it installed and running a full scan, my PC was running at 100% and I couldn't do anything.

I'm doing a full scan right now just for testing and ESS is maxing out at 25% CPU usage and 45K RAM.
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27 Aug 2009   #60
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIgster View Post
Not sure what is going on with your system, but I don't notice any lag at all during a full scan here. NONE. I actually can play Left4Dead while doing a full scan with no problems at all.

A "full" scan takes about 30 minutes, but I have a ton of files, folders and sub folders, and any anti virus takes about that on my system.

I really think it all depends on your system, because some here swear by Kaspersky and when I had it installed and running a full scan, my PC was running at 100% and I couldn't do anything.

I'm doing a full scan right now just for testing and ESS is maxing out at 25% CPU usage and 45K RAM.
Hi TheIgster,

Nothing wrong with the system, although it's not a formula 1 model.
1.8ghz pentium mobile, 1,5gb ram.

Installed Norton again and during scan, CPU is between 20% and 35%

Tomorrow I will do a second test of Eset on my HTPC which has a dual core and 8gb of ram.
I'll post back the results.

Off to bed now.

Greetz
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