Eset vs Symantec
I was upgrading the anti-virus programs for two computers which prompted me to look up Eset, since one of it has NOD32 2.5 which I wasn't sure about. The other one was just a simple upgrade from Avira (Personal) 8 to 9, since it's not meant for internet use and I could always fall back on my computer's NIS09.
Eset.com has a competition chart and listed itself as having the best threat solution products. So I helped myself to av-comparatives, passmark, and virus bulletin. What I found out was that Eset really had a cumulative good track record, no dispute with it's website there, BUT it is not significantly better than Symantec in av-comp's recent tests. In my opinion, history is just for reputation. What matters is a product's current performance.
Symantec's staff are really doing a good job, even bettering Norton 09 products without waiting for Norton 10. I do not know much about what's actually going on behind the scenes, but I find Symantec's forum better than Eset's, especially the staff support. I also do not buy Eset's saying that they do not release updates on the weekends because staff need to be off, except for what they think is a critical def update.
Does Eset's historical reputation warrant a higher price for their products? Can someone also enlighten me with the missed-in-the-wild viruses results posted on eset.com?
edit: KUDOS to Symantec for enabling pulse update to run on battery!Message Edited by cilixz on 05-05-2009 03:09 PM