NIS 2014 as stand-alone ?

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  1. hodka

    hodka Registered Member

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    I would like some advice on internet security. I have a new PC with Windows 7 (64 bit), and I use the internet quite a lot and regularly download from P2P / Torrent sites, therefore often come across malware.

    I already have Norton Internet Security 2014 so I was wondering if this is sufficient as a stand-alone product or if I should add something else?
     
  2. xxJackxx

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    I would install Malwarebytes also.
     
  3. Minimalist

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    For real-time protection NIS is enough. As on-demand I would add MBAM, HitmanPro and maybe Emsisoft Emergency Kit. Before installing anything I would scan installer with all of them and also upload it on Virustotal. You can also use VirusTotal Uploader to check installers.

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  4. AdvancedSetup

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    Tell that to the users that get infected while running NIS alone

    Nothing is perfect and there is always risk when using a computer. Plenty of posts and links on how to help secure your computer online. Antivirus and Antimalware are only one aspect of security.
     
  5. ams963

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    I would suggest adding Malwarebytes Antimalware, Hitman Pro and an imaging software for backup. Also not clicking on everything on a webpage and being careful when downloading from the internet and using Flash drives protect against malware quite well.
     
  6. Rompin Raider

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    Like one other, NIS and MBAM-Pro (Malwarebytes) should be fine unless you browse risky areas. My wife and one son in college are on NIS and MBAM-Pro and haven't had any problems...protected for 2 years now and it's light. Everyone has their own preference...try it.
     
  7. Minimalist

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    Would tell them but don't know any. I know many users that use it (or any other AV) and don't get infected. They are all doing great without any additional layers of defence.

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  8. m0use0ver

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    Depends on the end users surfing habits and their knowledge.

    No way i would recommend NIS to any average joe users.

    Norton/Symantec do not protect against PUP installs as policy.

    For most average users (those less knowledgable then security forum readers)this is exposing them to whole heap of rubbish pushed on the web that they dont want on their computers.
     
  9. xxJackxx

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    They sure don't. Their forums are full of people with unwanted programs installed. When set to exclude each other's directories, NIS and MBAM Pro seems to run fine without any conflicts I have encountered. Or any slowdowns I have noticed.
     
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    I have used Zemana Antilogger paid and the free version without any noticeable differences. I have two Dell 64 bit computers with Windows 8.1 installed. Some of the NIS components aren't fully operational on 64 bit computers unless you are using a 32 bit computer.
     
  11. DX2

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    Use unchecky for pups.
     
  12. Narxis

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    Internet Security + Malwarebytes Pro + HitmanPro + clean image + careful browsing=win.
     
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