NOD 32 Smart Security 4 + COMODO firewall with defence+ ?

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  1. CreepyKangaroo

    CreepyKangaroo Registered Member

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    Hey everyone...:)

    Total newbie here!:doubt:

    Need your expert opinion on a major change about to take place in my computer.

    I'm running windows XP SP3 with NOD 32 Smart Security v.4. Before this I was using avira anti-virus(free version) with Comodo firewall defence+ without any problems...

    *Now I'm thinking of using Comodo firewall with defence+ along side NOD 32 v.4 with it's own firewall disabled... Now my question is, are there any possibility of conflicts occurring between these two apps with this settings?

    *Also I've heard people having problems uninstalling Comodo firewall. Now that's something I'd rather avoid! I've installed and uninstalled Comodo firewall defence+ before without any problems but now that I already have ESET's firewall installed, is this a recipe for disaster?

    Please advice!o_O
     
  2. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    You should go with NOD32 AV only with the situation that you want. You can download NOD32 with the same username and password!

    TH
     
  3. CreepyKangaroo

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    Well....if I disable the firewall module from the settings it says I need to restart the computer for the changes to take effect. After the restart all the features related to firewall vanishes from the panel... At that point it looks like I don't even have a firewall installed. The panel doesn't even show "firewall disabled", but any mention about a firewall is simply not there any more. Seems like a rock-solid shutdown to me! Plus I'd like to keep my options open with a secondary firewall to fall back on, just in case I decide to uninstall Comodo! But I'm no tech-savvy. I need advice... :doubt:

    Thanks for the reply. :)

    Anyone else with more insight in this matter?
     
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  4. miki69

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    Having 2 firewalls is not so smart option in a first place as it can bring many conflicts, or slow down/block traffic. My advice to you is to try AV (nod32) + Comodo firewall and see if this will satisfy your needs. Anyhow, if you don't want to keep Comodo, you'll need to uninstall it, restart computer, prior enabling firewall in ESS, so what's the point of keeping it "inactive", plus you always have windows native firewall to keep you safe :)

    BR
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  5. CreepyKangaroo

    CreepyKangaroo Registered Member

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    Well.........I finally tried it and results are not what I hoped for...

    With ESET Smart Security(firewall disabled) and Comodo firewall with defense+ The system slows down a bit especially right after start up...
     
  6. nickster_uk

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    Well remove ESET Smart Security and just install ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus then.
     
  7. bodgy

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    You can check to see if the engine part of a firewall is shut down, by checking in Services.msc - if it is still installed it will show as running or stopped or even disabled.

    You can also check to see if it has uninstalled fully by looking in System Properties and select under view - view hidden devices under network adapters will be a list of mini ports - if the firewall one is still there, then Windows thinks part of the firewall still exists.

    Colin
     
  8. WigglyTheGreat

    WigglyTheGreat Registered Member

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    As the others already said, it is better to just use Nod32 AV only when using another firewall such as Comodo. If you have a Eset Smart Security key then you can use that same key to install just the Eset antivirus. That way you can try Nod32 AV with Comodo firewall for a while and it you then decide you want to go back to the Eset Smart Security then uninstall Comodo and Esets AV and then just install the ESS again after. Using ESS with Comodo is asking for trouble if you ask me.
     
  9. CreepyKangaroo

    CreepyKangaroo Registered Member

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    I did it. Uninstalled ESS and then installed EAV. Seems like EAV and C Firewall defence+ are working fine for now.

    Thanks for all the coments people...:thumb:
     
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