Antispam

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Shankle, May 2, 2008.

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  1. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    I think NOD32 is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
    I have had no infections since installing it several years
    ago.

    I do have a question which I can't seem to get a definitive
    answer.

    Question:
    I (of course) am running NOD32 and Spyware Doctor.
    Am I correct is saying that NOD32 now checks for
    Spam? If so then when my Spyware Doctor expires I will
    not need to renew it. Correct?
    Thanks
     
  2. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    Hello!

    Spam or Spyware - they are different things:

    Spyware
    http://www.eset.com/threat-center/threats/spyware.php

    SPAM
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(electronic)


    ESET Smart Security protects against both spyware and unwanted messages (SPAM) . Your ESET NOD32 Antivirus doesn't protect against SPAM but does include antispyware protection (Spyware Doctor is anti-spyware application).


    It is up to you if you want to have something as a complement or second opinion . ESET provides antispyware protection since 2005 and it is not bad . You can always have another program for on-demand scans only or basic behavious monitor (such as Windows Defender - free from Microsoft)

    More on www.eset.com
     
  3. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    I thank you for your informative response.
    My understanding of Spam/Spyware was incorrect.
    So the next time my NOD32 antivirus expires I should
    get Smart Security. Am I right in saying that by getting Smart Security I will be protected from viruses, spam and spyware?
    As you can see I am still confused about the Nod32 products
    and what they do and don't do.
     
  4. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    Next time your NOD32 expires , you can choose what to pick . You can also upgrade to ESET Smart Security now .

    Basically , ESET Smart Security is tighly integrated security solution and it itself provides protection against all kind of dangerous things you can meet online . More about it:
    http://www.eset.com/smartsecurity/
    http://www.eset.com/download/whitepapers/ESSwhitePaper20071214.pdf
    http://www.eset.sk/microsite_preview/ (not in English)


    ESET Smart Security has firewall , antispam , antivirus and antispyware protections.

    ESET NOD32 has only antivirus and antispyware protections .
    http://www.eset.com/products/nod32.php
     
  5. Shankle

    Shankle Registered Member

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    Thank you again for your informative response.

    I didn't know that Smart Security included a Firewall.
    I have Zone Alarm right now and as you probably know
    it is a two way firewall. Is the Firewall in Smart Security
    a two way firewall and if not, can it be disabled so that I
    can still use Zone Alarm?
     
  6. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    Hello!

    Sorry for my delay.

    ESET Smart Security's firewall is excellent two-way firewall . You can't have ESS and simply disable its firewall to use ZA . If you want ZA , you simply install ESET NOD32 and combine it with ZA.

    ESET Smart Security is a suit (full protection) . All modules complement each other and provide tight protection .ESS will be the better choice , IMO .
    You can try before you buy . Uninstall ZA and NOD32 , download ESS trial version.

    More on http://www.eset.com
     
  7. duijv023

    duijv023 Registered Member

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    Hi Hitech_boy,

    don't say that so loud, you might wake an Eset guy and make him angry ;-)
    They say it is absolutely not a suite (but you're right that it looks like that), as all modules are in the same kernel.

    but for all the rest i agree completely

    Greetings from my garden in a warm Holland :)
     
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