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This AV is pretty darn good. I've been running it for a couple of days and the thing that impresses me the most is that I don't have to do anything to update the definitions. It's so transparent the only time that I notice it is when I see a tool tip telling me it has done so.

AntiVir was good too, but it would pop up a window telling me that it was doing an update each time. Kind of annoying after awhile. I may have to suck it up and purchase a subscription for NOD32. I still have about 24 days on the trial and I'll make my decision then. So far this AV is .
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NOD32 pwns.
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NOD32 pwns.
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I tried nod32 and wasn't that impressed with it personally. I like the professional version of AVG but thats just me. NOD32 was good just I didn't like it as well as AVG.
    
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I have been using NOD32 for years. As an anti-virus it is most excellent. There was a fix out for the WMV virus long before any other company had a real fix. In 34 three month periods NOD32 has never failed to catch an "In the Wild" virus from the Virus Bulletin testing.

A small footprint, easy small updates as it uses a pattern recognition (heuristic) which is far better than simple software based recognition systems. The heuristic algorithms (when programmed successfully) do not need to know the signature of the virus, they follow pattern recognition and if the pattern follows certain operational procedures the pattern is stopped dead in the water. Both McAfee and Norton use software based diagnostics with heuristics only secondarily initiated. The problem with that is when software is recognized and allowed due to the software signature, it could well be Trojan and then would install a Virus into your system. The WMV virus was proof of the generational movement to Trojan installed Virus.

Nod32 stopped the WMV without a fix. The fix was so that if NOD32 was not running, the WMV would not be allowed to initiate. In this way, the fix that was issued by NOD32 was able to be used by those who did not even have NOD32 installed in their system.

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I also use this. . .i have the pro version and love how its not inyour face like norton is. It has also caught trojans that i know norton missed. (I uninstalled Norton 2006 and installed this. . .picked one off the restart). The best feature by far though is the lack of ccap . . or any other resource hogging process.
 
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NOD-32 Is not a resource hog like Norton, and others. Yet IMO it works better. I wouldn't use anything else.
My second choice would be Trend Micro.
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