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Using the in-depth chart below, you can compare antivirus software, and find out which type will provide the kind of protection you need. The study stands NOD32 up to some of the biggest brand names – Symantec, McAfee, and Trend Micro – comparing protection as well as performance.

Comparing Eset NOD32 with Symantec | McAfee | Trend | Kaspersky

  NOD32 Symantec McAfee Trend  Kaspersky
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Comprehensive Protection          
Unified Anti-Threat Engine - protects against viruses, spyware, adware, rootkits, identity theft Yes No, multiple components required in a large suite. No, multiple components required in a large suite. No, multiple components required in a large suite.  No, multiple components required in a large suite.
VB100% Awards for detection of all in-the-wild viruses in the VB test sets, and without any false-alarms. (virusbulletin.com) 51 45 35 16  42
Missed In-the-Wild Viruses in Virus Bulletin tests between May 1998 and August 2008 (virusbulletin.com)          -On Access                       -On Demand 0

0

29

2

64

71

70

68

 34

16

Real-time protection against 16 zero-day viruses (source: virustotal.com) 87% 7%* 33% 0%  13%
Retrospective/ProActive Test by AV-Comparatives.org on 1-month old signatures (January 2008)  68% 26%* 30% 27%  24%
Performance          
Scanning throughput of Media files and documents on Windows Server 2003 (VirusBulletin.com, February 2008) 46.7 MB/s 20.5 MB/s 27 MB/s No Data  16.4 MB/s
Scanning rate of executables (February 2007, Virus Bulletin) on Windows Vista Business Edition(32-bit) 43.17 MB/s 14.54 MB/s 11.61 MB/s No Data  12.12 MB/s

 

Compare antivirus software and the answer is clear. Big brand names don’t stop malware. Advanced design and technology does. NOD32, with ThreatSense® offers superior detection and performance, as well as the
smallest footprints.

* - Norton AV

 

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