IS NOD32 AV an antimalware/antispyware as well

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by jhyiesla, Apr 19, 2011.

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  1. jhyiesla

    jhyiesla Registered Member

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    I am evaluating NOD32 AV for Business as a possible replacement for my current solution. What I currently use is a general antimalware product that really works both against traditional virus threats as well as spyware.

    One of the things that it does is to shutdown Windows Defender since it does the job that defender is supposed to do. Since uninstalling my current product from my PC and installing NOD32, Defender is back on and wants to scan my PC. I've seen a KB article that says that Defender and NOD32 are compatible with each other. So that then makes me wonder if NOD32 is really more like just an AV product without any antispyware components.
     
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    I wouldn't say that ESET is bad for Spyware actually it's very good for Spyware! SUPERAnti-Spyware Free and Malwarebytes Anti-malware Free would be great add-ons for On-demand scans weekly IMHO!

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    Maybe its poor in spyware detection but I think it's very good in trojan detections and "other things" ...probably... not detected by others. :cool:
     
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    Could you please provide some examples? Have you submitted such files to ESET for perusal?
     
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    Agree.
     
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    Don't know,maybe something wrong with me but if ESET has good antispyware why did he want another antispyware?https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=296623
    I am possible affected by this thread.Anyway,I already deleted the previous post.Sorry if I being rude to ESET
     
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    That's the OP's personal opinion that he needs an AS for an extra layer but truly not needed and he didn't say that ESET is bad as an AS!

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    Erm..:)
     
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    I just say that all AV's, AM's, AS's help as there is more than (50,000 to 75,000) :eek: new or variants of malware every day! ;)

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    So thanks for getting rid of my misconception about ESET AS detection.:)
     
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    Anytime! ;) I do use NOD32 and Prevx on one Laptop and I have not come across Spyware in ages the big thing now is Fake AV's and AM's in which all vendors need help in detection but it's hard because most of them don't show malicious signs and they change them very Quickly if they are detected big money scams or is it scums?

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  12. jhyiesla

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    So, I take it from the chatter that perhaps ESET is more targeted at virus type infections and not at general malware/spyware type infections?
     
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    Let's say like this.....Spyware is a type of Malware. Virus is a type of Malware. Trojans is a type of Malware.

    So No, NOD32 is great at catching Malware wheter it be Spyware, or Trojans.
    Even though, spyware may not be it's strongest part.

    But it needs to be said that Spyware is not the strongest part of any AV, even if they have names like Avast, Avira or Kaspersky ;)

    Therefore it is always recommended to have an On-Demand program (to run manual scans with) such as Malwarebytes to complement what the AV's (May) miss.
     
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    I am fine with needing an auxiliary program from time to time. I really like the product we use now from a threat detection and quarantine perspective. It has done a good job of finding and stoping many different kinds of threats. Occasionally, usually with some newer variants of rogue anti spyware programs I've had to run MWB and in fact they will tell you to use MWB as an adjunct to their program for these types of things.

    The issue I have is that it "seems" that ESET almost wants you to constantly run something like Windows Defender with their program as though they know that NOD32 is not going to deal with these things to start with.
     
  15. stratoc

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    I think any anti virus needs a second (free) stand alone scanner. I use mbam and hitman pro neither of them have ever found anything.
    Many anti virus products disable defender because they cannot write a program that's compatible with what is, essentially, an integral part of windows vista and windows 7. These programs are usually not compatible with other things, like games for example IMHO.
    Many anti virus programs seem to think all you do is use explorer and office, sadly this is not usually the case.
    eset is the most compatible and unbloated solution I can find, and trust me I have tried loads.
     
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