I'm wondering if it's past due my time to switch AV's.
I am currently using KAV
(Zone Alarm Suite 7). I have decided that I'm not happy with ZAPS's AV counterpoints resource usage. KAV's
stand alone is far better on resource usage and has already gained my trust...in the close yet distant past.
After reading an article http://techsupportal...ecurity_scanners.htm
by Gizmo, I find myself wondering if Nod32
is worth a shot.
That was a few days ago. I have since installed Nod32 on Vista
with a pre-existing install of KAV
. I also have Nod32 now installed in XP
with ZAPS KAV shutdown and plan on getting KAV stand alone app on XP too, once again.
So far my initial findings are...Nod32
uses double the memory under XP then it does under Vista
can co-exist within Vista & XPKAV
has a better/user freindly GUINod32
has more optionsKAV
roughly use the same mem under Vista
It is possible to run 'em in tandem even including with ZAPS7 form.(heavily not recommended...but possible)
My initial findings, give me knowledge that I can safely test
both KAV and Nod32 under Vista and XP separately and together
without the sinking feeling of possibly losing boot.
Whoosh! TYG that I got past that first hurdle
Now that I am already to go and if I didn't lose your interest yet, I'm stuck on what AV to fully trust
The only baddie
I could find on-board
here was a "legit" keylogger,
to test both AV's
While under Vista, KAV
happily told me about the keylogger while it was in it's uninstalled installer form.
I told KAV
to leave it alone...repeatedly.
I installed Nod32
, told KAV not to start on boot then rebooted.
Nod32 started up(KAV didn't initiate) and all was fine. I updated Nod32's defs and went to scan the keylogger that KAV had found...Nod32 said it was a harmless installer.
With Nod32 still running I then fired up KAV. Again KAV started popping up uninitiated warnings about the keylogger installer.
The KeyLogger is XT SPY(XTS).
I imitated a scan with Nod32 and still get no warning.
I then installed the XT SPY keylogger with both Nod32 & KAV on-access running in tandem.Neither, Nod32 or KAV complained while XTS installed
. The same goes after XTS was fully installed and working beautifully on recording every key stroke I made.
I rebooted into Vista a few more times...with Nod32 on and KAV off then the other way around.
Nod32 never seen the Keylogger, KAV did see it's installer but not after I installed it!?!
So now I wish test both KAV & NOD32 more throughly to reach my own conclusion on which AV will gain the most of my trust
Read the above sentence again.....yeap I will never ever trust
just one product fully. However, I will trust one over another.
Oh and BTW! NewsFlash! WinDefender nor Vista ever complained about XTS and it installed beautifully while I was in Vista...harr...harrr.
I need some baddies to test to figure out which AV will earn my trust. Any baddies will do.
You can up them to any filesharing link or PM me for my email addy.
I will happily post my findings in return.
Nod32 vs KAV under XP Pro SP2 & Vista Ultimate
Dell 4600 Beefed
2.8g HT cpu
XP SP2 IE 6(tweaked to the max)
Vista Ult retail(fresh install)