How effective is nod32 against trojans?

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  1. SamSpade

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    I have not made the final decision to purchase nod32 -- although I am leaning that way -- and one thing that enters into the mix is how effective nod is against trojans.

    For the past two years I've been using SpySweeper (which just came out with an anti-virus module -- hope it doesn't conflict with nod), but now I'm learning that trojans are a growing threat, one that needs aggressive attention, perhaps more than SpySwpr offers.

    I checked out and installed a-squared's anti-malware -- with it's full-featured "on-guard" real-time checking module -- but I'm wondering if it's getting to be overkill. Do I really need all these separate apps or will nod32 cover me on trojans??

    Sam


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  2. Blackspear

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    I use 3 pieces of software:

    NOD32 for Trojans, Viruses, Malware, Spyware and Phishing as it is in the top of this field.
    Online Armor for everything else.
    A software firewall.

    Cheers :D
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I've recently installed Kerio's Personal Firewall, which includes the option of an operating system firewall. Online Armor sounds like it is doing the same but far more intensively. Would that be a fair appraisal?

    How about Zone Alarm Pro in this regard? Similar to Kerio (i.e. not as dedicated to intensive assessment of all executables as OA seems to be) ??
     
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    So in essence you are saying is that the monitoring/restricting of executables found in OA fill any gaps that a missed trojan/other malware might create?


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    Simplified, yes. OA is a HIPS program (Host Intrusion Prevention System), so alongside NOD32 it gives excellent coverage.

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    My newly installed Kerio PF has a HIPS function. Is it adequate?

    Regards :thumb:
     
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    I don't know, it would be best to start a new thread HERE and ask the question, as you are in the NOD32 Support Forum ;) :D

    Cheers :D
     
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    I will second that choice.:)
     
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    Hi . I currently use only NOD32 and a firewall on my computers . I use IE6 mainly and some of them use Mozilla Firefox . I think NOD32 is enough and it has caught everything . NOD32 is very good with trojans and the detection is improving every day .

    If you wish , it doesn't hurt to use a second scanner just in case ;)
    You can visit AV-comperatives and learn more :thumb:
     
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    Indeed, impressive protection.

    Cheers :D
     
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    SamSpade I dont have Nod32 installed but I know through testing it is very effective.
     
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    NOD32 is very effective against Trojans. No need for a separate software. ;)
     
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    Well, you all seem sold on NOD32 (even if Meriadoc doesn't use it (?)) as ample defense against trojans. Thank you to all for your comments.

    So, A-Squared would be a waste if I have NOD32?



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    i would say so yes. mights as well download and use the aquared free and run it once a week.
     
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    While on the subject of Online Armor, is this prog actually a Trojan remover and also how does it compare against Ewido and Spyware doctor. I know there is some very good anti Trojan software out there. I personally use Ewido with NOD and found that they both seem to work very well in conjunction with one another plus also ZA Pro as well.
     
  17. SamSpade

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    Duly noted. Sounds sensible (and cost-effective!).

    Thanks for the input!


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    Well, no anti-threat program is perfect and it might miss something. Anyway, NOD32 rarely do this but anyway as lodore said you can have a-squared free to scan your Pc from time to time. :)
     
  19. SamSpade

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    Sounds happy to me!!

    Thanks for your comment!


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    no problem! :)
     
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