View Full Version : Do I need Smart Security Suite?
November 8th, 2007, 12:48 AM
I've upgraded to NOD32 Antivirus v.3.0 and I'm using it happily under Vista Home Premium. I don't have POP3 email only Gmail. Do I need the Eset Smart Security Suite or is it just something "nice to have"? Does Vista's Windows Defender and Firewall provide me with enough protection?
November 8th, 2007, 01:53 AM
IMO... NOD v3 is already decent/reliable/fast enough for an anti-malware that you expect from some of the top-tier products.
"Suites" from most big-name OEMs is just a way to rinse out additional dough from a buyer... the way i saw it.
XP, with SP1 and beyond includes their built-in FWall already. And if you still feel insecured about a bolted topline anti-Malware like NOD plus an inbuilt FWall in XP/Vista... then try adding freewares like SUPERAntispywares; SpyBotS&D (as on-demand backup)... etc.
You would be surpised that Ubuntus' doesn't even need antiMalware stuffs! And THAT does not mean these 'eccentric' Penguin cloners are no-brainer. C???
Penguin communities essentially are not 'schizophrenics'... that's all. ;)
November 8th, 2007, 02:02 AM
Strictly speaking... 8) and no punt intended: You don't need "Smart" security suite at all... if you conform to simple rules-of-thumb upon web-surfin, downloading, installing. Henceforth, what we all really needs was 'Smart' senses build-in on our coconut when doing our computer chores.
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