Does NOD32 Catch Adware?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Marc39, Dec 26, 2008.

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  1. Marc39

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    Just installed NOD32 yesterday. My issue is a lot of adware that attaches to my computer, like DoubleClick software. I manually delete the software in my temporary files but 2 seconds later, 50 new DoubleClicks appear in the temporary file. Is NOD32 supposed to catch this crap or do I need separate software? thanks!
     
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    It is designed to catch adware but like all other cleaners nod32 can't catch 100%. I suggest you download an on-demand scanner like spybotSD or malwarebytes and clean your system.

    Just to be sure, are we talking about real malware here or cookies?
     
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    I think they are cookies but I also see DoubleClick, which I am thinking is adware--no? I'm getting voices and commercials emanating from my computer, which I also imagine is adware-related.
     
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    DoubleClick tends to be cookies. You probably aren't infected, but I would do a scan to be sure. Whichever browser you are using, set it to block 3rd party cookies.
     
  5. siljaline

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    You can blocking unwanted cookies This Way assuming IE.
     
  6. Marc39

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    Thanks a million for the advice! I just re-set the privacy settings on my computer, as advised, and, hopefully, no more commercials coming from my computer. Thanks, again.
     
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    Your most welcome, you might consider running a HOSTS File, too :thumb:
     
  8. Jaki

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    let me assume for the sake of argument it does, I would not bet my life on it to be effective.


    Peace.
     
  9. Marc39

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    Can you elaborate? What can I do to minimize adware?
     
  10. Jaki

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    The first step will be to use firefox with adblock plus as an add-on. ~Off topic to this forum comments removed. - Ron~
    Peace.
     
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    I'm assuming Firefox is compatible with NOD32--Is this correct? Is Firefox superior to IE?
     
  12. Jaki

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    Yes firefox is compatible with NOD and indeed it is superior to IE.


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  13. siljaline

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    Stating that FF is superior to IE is based on what data and/or information.
    This thread has wandered OT...
     
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    Try SuperAntiSpyware as i think this has taken the lead from ad-ware & spybot.
     
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    Thanks. Is it compatable with NOD32 and isn't NOD32 supposed to get rid of adware?
     
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    It is very much so compatible and as far as spyware goes nod isnt particulary strong in that area like most av's where sas rules.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Whao, installed the SAS software which found about 50 adware/spywares. Not a peep out of my computer, so far, from ads. Kind of bummed that the NOD32 software, which I paid for, didn't find them. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    Super Antispyware could find 50 entries, but question is, what they was. ;)
     
  20. ASpace

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    Same applies for the so popular Malwarebytes AntiMalware.
    MBAM detects just folders named like rogue appl. or picture files and flags them malicious/infected
     
  21. Marc39

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    Whatever they were, they were causing constant talking ads to emenate form my computer. Now, my computer is blissfully quiet.
     
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    Nod can help if you set it to protect against adware/malware/riskware and unwanted apps but.....

    For adware and spyware dont count on Nod32 only, download and install SpywareBlaster and Spybot (Immunization). These protections runs as an host file i think...... Free download, free update and prevent the installation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    http://spybot.com/index2.html
     
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