NOD32 and Prevx: is that enough?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Pain of Salvation, May 21, 2009.

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  1. Pain of Salvation

    Pain of Salvation Registered Member

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    I just bought Prevx 3.0 to run with NOD32 v4 on realtime... I also have a-squared 4.5 for on-demand scan only. I'm using Windows Vista x64 with UAC enabled, Vista Firewall and Windows Defender enabled too.

    Is that enough? I don't want to slow down my system, that´s why I choose nod and Prevx...
     
  2. Pain of Salvation

    Pain of Salvation Registered Member

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    I am not a risky internet surfer, and know my way... I forgot to say that I'm using Google Chorme as browser.

    I know about HIPS. Used Outpost Pro and Comodo... Outpost slowed down Chrome when opening new tabs. Comodo.... I just don't like it too much. Maybe because of the constant d+ alerts, although the 3.9 is much better.
     
  3. nomarjr3

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    Yeppers.

    I recommend you add virtualization programs, just in case anything manages to slip up the turret.
     
  4. lodore

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    are you using a standard user account?
     
  5. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    I use both (default settings) no system impact.
     
  6. Blackcat

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    You will be fine with that setup.
     
  7. Biscuit

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    Prevx3 & Nod32 will give you good protection. I'm asusming that you are talking about Nod AV - not the Nod suite monster. Windows Defender does not seem to do much, so I would suggest that you disable this. I have also seen heavily infected computers with UAC enabled. I'd suggest that you drop Chrome for Firefox with the Noscript addon & use a hardware router firewall. Drop A-Squared as your manual scanner & replace with MBAM.
     
  8. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    So, are you suggesting to disable UAC? UAC is not a security tool, rather a warning tool, which will pop-up saying - Hey, this application/process is trying to do something with administrative rights. That's all it does. It does have use. But, of course, if people still allow it, then no good. But, it's a people problem, and not UAC itself.

    At least, that's how I see.


    Cheers
     
  9. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Runs very well here without slowdowns! And it's enough in my opinion.

    TH
     
  10. pegr

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    NOD32 and Prevx are a very effective combination, and yes that should be enough security as you've said that you're not a high-risk surfer.

    If you want something extra, I agree with the recommendation by nomarjr3 that you could consider adding a lightweight virtualization application, such as Returnil or Sandboxie for example, just in case something slips past the other two. Apart from the security aspect, there is also the additional benefit of an increase in privacy in that no traces of your activities remain after the virtual session has been ended and the changes to the system discarded.

    I use both Returnil and Sandboxie and I have found that, on my system, Returnil is the lighter of the two applications, with no noticeable slowdown or impact on performance. Of course, everbody's experience is different. The only downside to a partition virtualization application such as Returnil that I have experienced is the need to reboot in order to discard all changes to the system when ending the virtual session. Rebooting to discard changes is, of course, unecessary with a sandboxing application such as Sandboxie. On the other hand, Returnil is wider in scope as it protects the entire system partition, not just individual applications.
     
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