It's a New Record

Discussion in 'Technical Corner' started by RJM62, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. RJM62

    RJM62 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    Messages:
    10,849
    Location:
    Catskill Mountains, New York
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Geek On The Hill
    I just renewed my ESET NOD32 antivirus for a seventh year. That's longer than I've used any other antivirus.

    My experience has been that antivirus companies and their software all have their "golden ages," after which they start to get ****ty. Sometimes they start missing malware, other times they get bloated and buggy; but one way or the other, antivirus companies seem to have a remarkable gift for taking something good and diddling it until it becomes something ghastly.

    That hasn't been the case with ESET. It hasn't missed anything in the six years I've been using it. It's stopped me dead in my tracks a few times when reputable sites I tried to visit had become infected with malware or grayware, but it still manages to maintain a small footprint and doesn't slow down any of the computers I have it installed on.

    The previous record-holder was Trend. I used it for five years before it started getting too bloated and clunky for my liking, at which time I switched to ESET. But I did have occasion to install Trend for a relative not long ago, and it seems like they've slimmed it down again. If ESET ever starts ****ing me off, I'll probably give Trend another shot.

    But for now, I've re-upped with ESET for another year.

    Rich
     
  2. Axtel4

    Axtel4 Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2015
    Messages:
    41
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Axtel4
    I have been using it for 5 years, and I am planning on renewing it again when it is up for renewal.
     
    RJM62 likes this.
  3. Cpt_Kirk

    Cpt_Kirk En-Route

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,011
    Location:
    Georgia
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Ted Striker
    I haven't used a 3rd party anti-virus program in years.

    I just browse with Sandboxie and then run the occasional MSE scan. No issues whatsoever.
     
  4. James331

    James331 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2014
    Messages:
    11,834
    Location:
    Behind you!
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    James331
    Is it only 32bit or is it 64?
     
  5. GRG55

    GRG55 Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
    Messages:
    1,420
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Aztec Flyer
    ...Give me your answer, fill in a form
    Mine forever more
    Will you still need me
    Will you still feed me
    When I'm sixty-four? ;)
     
  6. RJM62

    RJM62 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    Messages:
    10,849
    Location:
    Catskill Mountains, New York
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Geek On The Hill
    There are versions for either. The name goes back to before 64-bit days.

    Rich
     
    James331 and overdrive148 like this.
  7. mscard88

    mscard88 Final Approach

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2015
    Messages:
    8,438
    Location:
    Alabama
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Mark
    You lost me there Rich. When you wrote new record, I thought maybe Lynyrd Skynyrd had a new LP out.
     
  8. RJM62

    RJM62 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    Messages:
    10,849
    Location:
    Catskill Mountains, New York
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Geek On The Hill
    I wish they were still around... the original members, I mean. :(

    Rich
     
    Zeldman likes this.
  9. mscard88

    mscard88 Final Approach

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2015
    Messages:
    8,438
    Location:
    Alabama
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Mark
    Three are, Ed King, Artis, and Gary. Gary only original playing though. But I agree, wish the original band was around.