General Question about buying NOD

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by mykemyk, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. mykemyk

    mykemyk Registered Member

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    I need to buy a new AV/FW in the next few days. I want to buy NOD32 but i want a firewall. I know there is beta testing going on for ESS but when its ready is it a free upgrade for the current customers of the NOD32 v2.7? or will i have to buy it again just to get the firewall??
     
  2. Blackspear

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    Hi mykemyk, welcome to Wilders.

    AV to AV is usually FREE.

    AV to Suite will likely incur a small upgrade fee, however, we have been advised by ESET Moderators that pricing is yet to be determined.

    Cheers :D
     
  3. mykemyk

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    what do you think i should do then? I have to buy something in the next 5 days. I would like NOD but what are you opinions?
     
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    NOD32 + a FREE Firewall

    NOD32 + a paid Firewall

    NOD32 + a HIPS program that includes a Firewall, such as Online Armor.

    Cheers :D
     
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    one more option I use and recommend - as long as you take the time to UPDATE your router, and that router is a NAT router

    NOD32 + NAT Router + windows firewall

    I know it's technically Blackspear's option #1 - NOD32 + a FREE Firewall, but I think it's important to mention that the router needs to be a NAT router ...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_address_translation
    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/nat.htm

    This helps a LOT... the caveats of course are:

    1. make sure you perform windows update regularly
    2. check for upgrades for your router regularly
    3. keep NOD32 up to date (of course - but I had a customer today want their expiration date resent... it was December 30th of 2006... ho-hum... - they WERE sent renewal reminders for about 3 months! )

    hth

    Greg
     
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    Do not buy anything !:ninja:
    Just use ESS beta for free until release.;)
     
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    there is no guarantee that ESS beta will be available until release... it's likely - but not guaranteed!
     
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    I recommend following WebYourBusinesses Idea with a NAT router or, if you don't want to buy extra hardware...

    I recommend putting the free version of ZoneAlarm on your system with NOD32. I have had both running side-by-side now for quite awhile and haven't had a single problem with either.
     
  9. mykemyk

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    Can someone give me that link for the free version of Zonealarm? I went to the site but only found the 15 day free trial.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. Ill try it out and let you know if i have any problems.
     
  12. mykemyk

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    Well i downloaded it and i have no problems as of yet. Is this Free Zonealarm better than mcafee's firewall?
     
  13. Capp

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    I don't about performance reviews for the 2 products. I believe ZoneAlarm is more user friendly.
    I had to remove a McAfee firewall from a system because it kept fighting with NOD32. I'm not a fanboy for ZA, just stating facts from my experience.
     
  14. rhuds13

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    Even ZA free has Kaspersky AV in it although not active and has had problems with some AV. Try PC Tools Firewall Free version or Comodo.
     
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