NOD32 AntiSpyware

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  1. rothko

    rothko Registered Member

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    hiya,

    I use a variety of anti-spyware/malware programs because there are always threats that one will find that the others don't. At the moment I'm using Ad-aware, Spybot and MS AntiSpyware, along with NOD32 of course.

    On my last scan using all of the above, MS AntiSpyware found a "severe threat" that none of the others did, and so I submitted the file to Eset. Whilst doing that, I also asked whether Eset actually want me to do this - do they want to receive files everytime one spyware program finds something that NOD32 doesn't - and the answer was "yes please"!

    So from now on, everytime one of the other programs finds a threat/potential threat, and NOD32 does not, I'm going to submit the file(s) to Eset (mailto:samples@eset.com was the address I used).

    The reason for this post? well, I thought that most people who visit this forum are pretty aware of or want to learn about the threats that are out there, so why not all do the same? NOD32 is now in the anti-malware arena, those of us that use NOD32 know how good it is as an AV, but lets help make it a great anti-malware program too! so if you come across something that NOD32 doesnt recognise as a threat, but one of your anti-spyware/adware, etc programs does, submit the file(s)!

    cheers, lee :D

    (if i have been misinformed by the eset support person that emailed me, then I'll leave it to an eset mod to delete/edit this thread!)
     
  2. Blackspear

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    As far as I know the email you received is correct and the course of action you have taken is also correct, and yes, let's make Nod32 excellent at the Malware business.

    Cheers :D
     
  3. Kielty

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    Hi, the new NOD32 has received checkmark certification.

    Does this mean with the new version of NOD32 that it will take on the mantle of protecting your pc from spyware/adware etc? or do you still need a separate antispyware program like counterspy/spysweeper/MS Antispyware/adaware?

    If the new NOD32 can provide real time protection to the level of some stand alone antispyware programs but with lower system resources and faster speed i would like to run with it. Is it wise to rely solely on NOD32?

    Does the new version protect against low level threats like spyware cookies?

    Thanks for your help..
     
  4. Mongol

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    I am curious about this too. I'm giving the new Beta a trial run and am quite impressed so far. I have the latest fully licensed Process Guard and Ewido 3. I primarily use Firefox 1.0 for browsing. I also have Adaware Personal 1.05 for the occasional scan. Would a dedicated spyware program still be recommended by you folks?. :D
     
  5. Blackspear

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    At this point in time 100% yes, Eset are new to the business, though give them time, they tend to do things well :D

    Cheers :D
     
  6. kjempen

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    No, it does not (at least not at this point).
     
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    I cant think of a single AV which does protect against Spyware cookies.

    Does NOD only detect Spyware or does it also remove?

    As such NOD has quite good spyware detection at this point.

    I personally dont feel cookies are that important because we can always use a cookie cleaner program (or simply empty program caches) to delete the cookies.
     
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  8. Mongol

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    Guess I'll load up Microsoft Antispyware. Its getting pretty good word of mouth and scores quite well in Eric Howes spyware tests. thanks for the feedback... :cool:
     
  9. webyourbusiness

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    a little OT - but ccleaner is a good all round cleaner which includes cookies if you need it to... also cleans temp files, browser caches, and integrated into your trashcan...

    I've taken to running it on all the machines I use regularly - it runs well with NOD32 and I've never noticed any compatibility, or speed issues running them together.
     
  10. Xophile

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    Well, CC Cleaner (as I understand the program) does nothing for spyware at all. It only cleans stuff with "on-click-interface".

    Correct me if I'm worng here...
     
  11. Blackspear

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    Watch for False Positives and it will slow your machine with the resident scanner. I prefer CounterSpy.

    Cheers ; D
     
  12. Blackspear

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    As cookies were mentioned this is where my CCleaner was brought into the picture ;) :D

    Cheers :D
     
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    Does Counterspy put any noticeable drag on your computer with the realtime monitor running?. I had Spysweeper for awhile last year but the monitor would cause these annoying hesitations when it scanned causing ram spikes. Also, I read in a review that Microsoft copied Counterspies setup in some way. The price looks reasonable enough at 20 bucks.... :cool:
     
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    I have used Counterspy and it is derived from the same spyware signatures and original program as MS Antispyware. As i understand it MS bought Giant who originally developed the antispyware program and now Sunbelt software are developing their own version with supposed better support. MS provide sunbelt software with the signatures.

    check out this link..

    http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/CounterSpy-FAQ.cfm

    I am now using the MS product and it works great with NOD32, no noticeable degradation in speed and its free!
     
  15. Stephanos G.

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    Counterspy is better than MS. Im a registered user, no spikes at all and run perfect with nod32.
     
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    If you do go with Counterspy watch out for the pc checkup option. I made the recommended changes and it screwed up my home network to a crawl. Accessing files on the pc the changes were made to took an age. Luckily i made a system restore point before doing it so i could put it back!
     
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    None whatsoever. it's working very nicely.

    Cheers :D
     
  18. Blackspear

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    Hi Ellison64, as your question is solely about CounterSpy, I have split your post off in to its own thread here.

    Cheers :D
     
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    Thanks to everyone for the info on MS Antispyware and Counterspy. I downloaded the trial version of Counterspy and will take it for a spin for a few days. As for this NOD32 Beta, I may just purchase a license today or wait for the Big Official release on Friday. Its running smooth as anyone could hope for. :D :D :D
     
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    Well, I can't see any kind of diference between them.
    Of course, only the inferface.
    To me, it looks like the owner sold the same product to 2 companies and changed the layout.
    I tried CounterSpy yesterday and it found 2 spywares without updating.
    After updates finished it didn't find those spywares again.
    Both program have the same bugs about saving schedules,updating at system startup and running a schedule.
    I still stick with MS Antispyware.It's free.

    Best Regards,

    DonKid.
     
  22. dvk01

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    Why would anybody in their right minds download a security software from anywhere except an approved download site and especially not from an unknown site with just links

    I strongly recommend that you remove those taht you do not have express permission to host especially Microsoft products or risk everything


    Microsoft and most other developers keep a very tight control over who offers their products for download

    How do we know you haven't doctored them and are using them to install malware instead of removing it
     
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    At this time none of the antiviruses will remove all of the spyware/adware threats. Nod is gradually increasing it's detections for them and will block them being installed and that is the best way, PREVENTION as many of the new ones need specialist methods of removals that a standard AV cannot do. That is why so many stand alone tools are offered

    Nod is detecting a lot more, so the more samples that are sent, the better protected you will be as a NOD user
     
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    Ok I have tested it out in my VM.
    I have ranned the latest 2.5 beta with all the bells and whistles on MAX. Basically the MAX it can be.
    Then I lowered my IE seucrity to NILL (trusted) and decided to go hutin. From what I can see I found the ANTI-SPYWARE portion to be QUITE LACKING. :( It only cought 1 in 4 so about 25% of spyware and trojan downloaders. I also decided to download the spyware antispyware removal programs that are hawked all over the spyware sites. After doing so my VM was nicely infested with spyware ala CWS, AURORA (SP), etc.
    So the final conclusion is:
    Great attempt at unification but still a long way to go.

    P.S.
    Then I Undid my VM and installed KAV SUITE 2006 BETA, that thing cought about 75% of malware.

    P.S.S.
    I have sent the infected files to ESET.
     
  25. Stephanos G.

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    Maybe is because of my old stubborn mind, but i never liked the 'suites'
     
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