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Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by msncmyw2d, Jun 12, 2007.

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  1. msncmyw2d

    msncmyw2d Registered Member

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    I have NOD32 2.7 installed and fully updated. I have also tried CounterSpy 2.0 and SpySweeper 5.3. Both CounterSpy and SpySweeper have problems with my PC, so I am thinking of un-installing them.

    My question is, how good is NOD32 as an anti-spyware, anti-malware detection program? If I have IMON and AMON active, will they find the same bad stuff as if I have the real-time protection of either CounterSpy or SpySweeper running all the time?

    Any interesting links testing NOD32 in these regards?

    Any comments...thoughts?
     
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    I run only 2 programs for security; NOD32 and Online Armor 2.0, as far as I'm concerned nothing else is needed.

    Cheers :D
     
  3. ankupan

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    Hi,

    I am using Nod32 + LnS + SSM

    and feeling that I am well protected.
     
  4. Brian N

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    Depends on your surf/download habits I'd say.
    Personally I only use AV + Firewall and that's good enough for me.
     
  5. Firecat

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    All I can say is that its decent IMO.

    I wouldn't say that, sometimes NOD32 will find things not detected by CS or SS, and sometimes it may be vice versa. I suggest you to keep an AS along with NOD32 if you already have a license. Otherwise NOD32 by itself is also good enough.
     
  6. YeOldeStonecat

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    I agree with Brian N..it depends on your computer usage.

    For the average user with a good head on their shoulders....NOD32 should be enough..assuming their computer(s) are properly setup, admin password is not left blank, and you're behind a NAT router.

    NOD32 as an anti-ad/spyware program is OK..better than most antivirus programs..but still not equal to dedicated anti-ad/spyware programs such as SuperAntispyware.

    For more risky users..I'd install Spybot S&D...keep updated and reimmunized frequently, as well as SpywareBlaster..keep updated. Also use an alternative browser such as Firefox, Opera, or Safari.
     
  7. Thiggy

    Thiggy Registered Member

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    NOD32 and SUPERAntiSpyware, here. Both are very light on resources; don't even notice them running.

    Just to add, I use a wired router as a firewall; all ports are invisible.
     
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    I'll second that and if there's any unsafe browsing that has to be done :D I use Sandboxie.
     
  9. Bunkhouse Buck

    Bunkhouse Buck Registered Member

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    I use NOD32 and Windows firewall and that is it. I have used computers since 1968 (believe it or not), and have never had a virus and I am a very high risk surfer. The idea is to keep the malware off of your system to begin with.

    Most two way firewalls, etc. are ex post facto tools. Once the bad guys are in your house, they generally can find a way out. That is why leak tests, etc. are really a large waste of time. The idea is to keep them out, and NOD32 and fully stealthed ports will do that most of the time.
     
  10. danieleb

    danieleb Registered Member

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    Same here (I'm now using only NOD, L'n'S and FF+NoScript).
     
  11. Elwood

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    I agree with this poster and have similar experience except I've only been using computers since 2000.
     
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    That has been and will be, a great combination for a long time.
     
  13. msncmyw2d

    msncmyw2d Registered Member

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    Thanks all...
    I appreciate all the info. I think I'll just stick to NOD32 being the only active protection I have.
    I also have a-squared Free, AVG Anti-Spyware, RogueRemover, SpybotSD and Spyware Terminator installed and use them every so often, but not set to real-time scans.
     
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