+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
General Chat Thread, Nod32 antivirus in General; I have heard today that Dorset CC is moving to Nod32 from Sophos next year. Has anyone got any experience ...
  1. #1

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,281
    Thank Post
    1,376
    Thanked 2,379 Times in 1,675 Posts
    Rep Power
    703

    Nod32 antivirus

    I have heard today that Dorset CC is moving to Nod32 from Sophos next year.
    Has anyone got any experience of it?

  2. #2

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,611
    Thank Post
    1,496
    Thanked 1,051 Times in 920 Posts
    Rep Power
    303

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    No but Woo Hoo, the more LEAs that move from Sophos the quicker there pockets will be hit and hopefully they will fix the leaky stuff.

  3. #3
    Norphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Harpenden
    Posts
    2,320
    Thank Post
    54
    Thanked 295 Times in 231 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    116

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    I've had no experience in it personally but I've heard nothing but good things about it from people who use their personal products.

    For their Exchange product at least, they seem to be a fair bit cheaper than the competition too.

  4. #4
    simongrahamuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Durham, UK
    Posts
    231
    Thank Post
    40
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
    Rep Power
    19

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    Never personaly used it, but have heard some really good things about it.

  5. #5

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    8,907
    Thank Post
    351
    Thanked 1,291 Times in 882 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1129

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    I have a question for anyone using NOD32. A member of staff has asked me to look at his desktop with NOD32 installed as the anti virus solution. He is concerned that there are lots of viruses, trojans etc downloaded from games and music download sistes. I have run NOD32 and cleaned the system up. What worries me is that while scanning NOD32 reports that it cannot scan this file or that file because it is locked. Example of the actual text of the error:

    C:\Documents and Settings\localservice\ntuser.dat – error opening (File locked) [4]

    What worries me is that the number of files it is not scanning runs into the hundreds. Can this be correct? How can NOD32 clear the system of all infections if it has to ignore so many files like this? Is NOD32 not properly configured on this machine? How can I have more confidence that all infections have been cleared off this machine?

  6. #6

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,172
    Thank Post
    868
    Thanked 2,699 Times in 2,288 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    772

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    Warning about NOD32

    Having a client that runs this on their server I feel compelled to point out that you should not under any circumstances have it updating automatically. This company has pushed out three updates in the past year that crash the Exchange Information Store immediately after install.

    These faults were not minor and in one case the damage to the store could not be repaired forcing a backup from the previous day to be used.

    Their fire walling stuff is also a nightmare that needs to be disabled to share out anything more complicated than a web server

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    111
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    17

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    We're already running NOD32 on our DCC Admin network. Seems pretty good so far and no way near as resource hungry as Sophos. I would give the DCC Helpdesk a call and they can probably do a remote install for you.

    As far as I was aware they don't support Sophos anymore and haven't done for a while. Trying to recall when we moved over - been at least a few months.

  8. #8
    PEO
    PEO is offline
    PEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,093
    Thank Post
    457
    Thanked 150 Times in 95 Posts
    Rep Power
    72

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    Yeah.... Nod32 Rocks :supz:

  9. #9

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,172
    Thank Post
    868
    Thanked 2,699 Times in 2,288 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    772

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP
    I have a question for anyone using NOD32. A member of staff has asked me to look at his desktop with NOD32 installed as the anti virus solution. He is concerned that there are lots of viruses, trojans etc downloaded from games and music download sistes. I have run NOD32 and cleaned the system up. What worries me is that while scanning NOD32 reports that it cannot scan this file or that file because it is locked. Example of the actual text of the error:

    C:\Documents and Settings\localservice\ntuser.dat – error opening (File locked) [4]

    What worries me is that the number of files it is not scanning runs into the hundreds. Can this be correct? How can NOD32 clear the system of all infections if it has to ignore so many files like this? Is NOD32 not properly configured on this machine? How can I have more confidence that all infections have been cleared off this machine?
    It is limited in this regard, the only way to get around this is to scan in safe mode. I have found several other virus checkers that have the same issue including CA eTrust AV and even versions of Norton Antivirus corporate edition. I don't think that yours is set up wrong.

    I am not sure whether the other virus checkers are checking these files either, maybe the above virus checkers are just a bit more truthful.

  10. #10

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    8,907
    Thank Post
    351
    Thanked 1,291 Times in 882 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1129

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    I should have made it clear that the station I am asking about is running Windows XP Home Edition: SP2.

  11. #11

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,172
    Thank Post
    868
    Thanked 2,699 Times in 2,288 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    772

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP
    I should have made it clear that the station I am asking about is running Windows XP Home Edition: SP2.
    Shouldn't make a difference to the virus scanner. The internals that it has to deal with are the same either way.

    BTW. NOD32 comes in at number 11 in the following survey of effectiveness http://www.virus.gr/portal/en/node/28

  12. #12
    tomscaper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    814
    Thank Post
    118
    Thanked 29 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    22

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    We use NOD and have no trouble with it, some of our older pc's do run a little slower with it, but those same pc's could do nothing with sophos on.

  13. #13
    Heebeejeebee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Intergalactic Cruise
    Posts
    1,055
    Thank Post
    69
    Thanked 77 Times in 61 Posts
    Rep Power
    35

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    I'm seriously thinking about moving from Sophos to ANYTHING else (Norton excepted).

    V7 just kills half of our machines (it's services sometimes refuse to let the PC do anything for about 30 - 40 minutes), EM console is not the best piece of software (it also bugs me that you can't uninstall/re-install) and it's a bit bloated for my liking.

    It used to be good but now I'm in the market for something else.

    When I got quotes for NOD32 it was dearer than Sophos. I've heard mixed reports also.

    HBJB

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Posts
    829
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    19

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    I prefer kapernasky to NOD32 but it is better than the Mcafee suite we currently use

  15. #15

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,281
    Thank Post
    1,376
    Thanked 2,379 Times in 1,675 Posts
    Rep Power
    703

    Re: Nod32 antivirus

    This is an old thread, and as Rusty says (where are you, Rusty?) Dorset has run Nod32 for 6 months now.
    I have it on two networks and it was simple to install, and the automatic update function is fine. It doesn't slow down the machines as much as sophos did and I have been able to set up the teacher's laptops so that it will update through their home connection, or through the proxy or through the server.
    I like it

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Experiences of Avast Antivirus
    By eejit in forum Windows
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 11th December 2008, 12:13 PM
  2. Antivirus for home?
    By TechSupp in forum General Chat
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 13th December 2007, 08:50 PM
  3. VISTA and antivirus
    By Chris in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10th May 2007, 08:56 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •