Former Norton User with NOD32 and firewalls ?

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  1. hjbyram

    hjbyram Registered Member

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    Hi - sorry if I am posting this in the wrong place. I am a former Norton user who has just switched to NOD32 after reading ZDNET reviews.

    My question is, with Norton I disabled the Windows XP (service pk 2) Firewall & used the supplied Norton Firewall. Does NOD32 have a firewall or do I need to enable the Windows XP one again? Many thanks - I am impressed with this NOD32 product by the way.
     
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    Re: Former Norton User with NOD32 ?

    NOD32 has no firewall. ;) They are going to add a firewall in their upcoming version 3.0
     
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    Re: Former Norton User with NOD32 ?

    There are loads of other free and better firewalls around than the XP one.
    Version 3 (the suite) will have a firewall, the regular AV probably won't.
     
  4. ASpace

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    Re: Former Norton User with NOD32 ?


    NOD32 has no firewall incorporated . Yes , you need to enable Windows Firewall to have protection against hackers/instruders/network malware or use another 3rd party firewall such as ZoneAlarm , Outpost . . . (I personally recommend you Windows Firewall)

    As you are new NOD32 user , max your NOD32 settings with BS's tutorial:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=37509
     
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    Re: Former Norton User with NOD32 ?

    I personally recommend you LookNStop or Zone Alarm firewall. ;)
     
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    Re: Former Norton User with NOD32 ?

    Thanks for this information & for the link for new users.

    I don't want to turn my rather simple question into a discussion on the best firewalls. But I do have questions regarding firewalls. I have read conflicting reports on problems with the windows xp one, and then reports that it has been maligned.

    So my next question - the Firewall that may be added to the suite version - I assume that version of NOD32 would not be for someone like me, just a home user looking to not get hacked, virsued, spywared upon.
     
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    Re: Former Norton User with NOD32 ?

    Sure, why not? I mean, Norton Internet Security (antivirus + firewall) is intended for the home user, so why not NOD32 3.0 with its new firewall? ;)

    The truth is, none of us outside Eset really knows exactly what will be in version 3. Of course, we all hope that the firewall will have the same high quality as the antivirus, and that it will be simple enough for the average home user. Until it comes out, though, none of us will really know for sure.

    To answer your next question (maybe), none of us knows when version 3 will br released, either.
     
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    Re: Former Norton User with NOD32 ?

    Oh, I do! "When It's Ready" :D

    -Cov
     
  9. ASpace

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    Re: Former Norton User with NOD32 ?


    Firewall questions for beginners:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=142036
     
  10. hjbyram

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    Re: Former Norton User with NOD32 ?

    Okay - I decided to download the free trial version of Looknstop firewall, AND, then followed the setup instructions provided in the link that was included in the previous post.

    I do believe I will be buying the license for this - I do like it. :D I also like that you can clearly see everything. My windows xp firewall seemed to not cover as many items - but them I'm an idiot with this stuff, so maybe it was just me. :oops:

    I thank you all very much for replying - you have already taught me tons.
     
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    Re: Former Norton User with NOD32 ?

    it was our pleasure hjbyram. About Windows Firewall, it is good but just for couple of things...if you want really good protection than stick with LNS. ;)
     
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    Re: Former Norton User with NOD32 ?

    Since one of the initial questions has been answered as it regards Nod32 and since the majority of the thread shifted to firewalls....we'll now continue the discussion if so desired in this more appropriate forum instead of an attempt at chopping out the numerous non Nod32 support related posts.

    Thanks,
    Bubba
     
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