The other day on a standalone NOD32 3 install on shut down I got a blue screen of death. Using the handy dandy Crash Analysis wizard (from the MDOP suite), it said that the crash was due to NOD32.
Nice! So the very thing that I use for protection nails me. I’m not yet ready from a risk analysis standpoint to pull of a/v from that particular machine, but it’s getting to the point that I’m not “sold” on any one vendor these days like I used to be. And lately all of the new products get increasingly “weighty” on an OS.
We consider Norton evil, Trend not as good as it used to be, NOD32′s version 3 certainly not as good as version 2.7, I mean who wants to upgrade these days when the newer version of something doesn’t feel as solid as the old stuff?
But Antivirus is not the solid software it once was. Plan accordingly.