Need Defender and Windows Firewall?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by ablatt, Mar 8, 2008.

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  1. ablatt

    ablatt Registered Member

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    I'm running Vista Ultimate and NOD32 3.0.642 AV. I am behind a router.

    Is it worth running Defender and Windows Firewall too?

    Will they provide any further recommended protection for the additional resources they consume?
     
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  2. swami

    swami Registered Member

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    Firewall is the most important security program on a Windows system. Defender you can throw away.
     
  3. Dark Shadow

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    I agree with Swami. No firewall would a huge mistake.
     
  4. solcroft

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    I say keep them.

    Defender is actually pretty underrated - I won't speak for its cleaning abilities because I have no knowledge of them, but it has rather decent detection rates in my experience. Microsoft has the infection statistics and data of Windows PCs all over the globe at their disposal through Defender and their Malicious Software Removal Tool, and detection for widespread ad/spyware like Zlob, rogue antispywares, Storm etc are added promptly from what I can see.
     
  5. viruscraft

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    FW is needed.

    But Windows Defender is useless.
     
  6. shadek

    shadek Registered Member

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    AV + Windows firewall + router should suffice.
     
  7. wiak

    wiak Registered Member

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    you dont need the windozer firewall enabled, if you have enabled your router built in firewall
    and yes windozer defenant is overrated, it works fine, but it lost its touch when microsoft took over

    :rolleyes:
     
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