Need some info on Nod32

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Brian N, Jun 29, 2005.

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  1. Brian N

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    Hello all. I'm thinking about buying NOD32 and trash Panda mainly because of it's low resource use, but I do have some questions and I hope someone can answer them.

    1: Does it have protection against unknown threats? (like Panda's TruPrevent & Norman's Sandbox II)
    2: How often is the virus definitions released? (Weekly, daily etc.)
    3: How many viruses can it detect? I can't find the number anywhere
    4: Does it have a firewall - And if so, can it be disabled?


    Thanks in advance,
    Brian N.
     
  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Before buying NOD32, download and use the trial version for awhile.
    The rest of your questions will be answered by other members with alot more experience, than me.
     
  3. ronjor

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    1. The best heuristics in the business. Known for stopping new worms and viruses before others have definitions. PDF file.
    2. Definitions are released as needed, usually daily and sometimes multiple releases daily. Definitions
    3. There is no total listing by definition of the viruses NOD can detect. Combined with heuristics though, pick a number.
    4. No firewall.
     
  4. Brian N

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    Thanks Erik - downloaded the trial and giving it a spin for a few weeks.
    And thanks ronjor for your answers.

    So far I like it.
    Can't even tell it's running in the background, unlike Panda the resource hog :)
    Loads of options, just the way I like it.


    Thanks,
    Brian N.
     
  5. webyourbusiness

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    Brian N,

    cruise by BlackSpear's extra settings thread - it's going to help you setup NOD32 for maximum protection:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=37509

    regards

    Greg
     
  6. ronjor

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    Yo're welcome Brian. :)
     
  7. Brian N

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    Hello again - Just got one last question:

    I found a site that sells NOD32 in my country, but I'm unsure if it's the v2 or v1 version...
    So if I buy the v1 can I upgrade to v2.5 for free?


    Thanks,
    Brian N.
     
  8. Happy Bytes

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    Yes. You can always upgrade to the latest version as long as your license is valid.
     
  9. Blackspear

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    It will be version 2.50.25 as you will be able to download and install from the main Nod32 website www.nod32.com after purchasing.

    Just make sure where you purchase from is an authorised Reseller or Distributor.

    Cheers :D
     
  10. Brian N

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    Great. All I wanted to know.
    Expect a new customer soon :)


    Thanks,
    Brian N.
     
  11. Brian N

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    First of all, this will be my last question (yet again) :)
    Second, sorry for all the dumb questions...


    My ISP is blocking all outgoing traffic on port25 due to alot of home users being infected by worms and starts to send spam etc.

    I'm also willing to help Eset with statistics & automated sending of suspicious files, so I have enabled everything in the ThreatSence.Net option page, however I'm not really sure it's being sent although NOD tells me it has been sent in the Event log - As far as I know, port25 is used to send this information & files, or am I wrong?

    If I'm right, I will not be able to send suspicious files nor statistics.
    Does NOD actually know if all that stuff has been sent successfully?


    Thanks again,
    Brian N.
     
  12. smioedf12

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    yes,you mustupgrade to latest version!
     
  13. rumpstah

    rumpstah Registered Member

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    Hi Brian N:

    The ThreatSense technology uses the http protocol and not smtp to send the information/files to Eset.

     
  14. Brian N

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    Ah thanks rumpstah, then it should work just fine.

    Thanks,
    Brian N.
     
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