NOD32 + ? = Most Complete protection?

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  1. ejr

    ejr Registered Member

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    I believe we have done this type of exercise before. but can't rememeber if we did this exact exericse previously. If this is a repeat post, could a board administrator please move to the appropriate thread?

    If you could only put one other piece of security software on your computer in addition to NOD, would it be a firewall? HIPS? Anti-Trojan? Something else?

    So again, if you could only have NOD plus one other security program, which would you choose and why.
     
  2. YeOldeStonecat

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    You'll get about 88 different answers..as it'll be each individuals preference/fanboy vote for their favorite other software (and in some extremes...1/2 dozen or more other security apps)

    My vote..NOD32..plus common sense!
     
  3. rothko

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    it would have to be a firewall.

    however when/if the Eset Security Suite appears with built in firewall, then it would be process guard or a malware scanner like ewido.

    lee
     
  4. ejr

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    Hopefully people will limit their responses to NOD + ONE other APP. Although I know that most people here (myself included) use a lot more. I have a total of 9 security apps on my computer. But I'm realy only interested in hearing about which softare app you could not live with out other than NOD and why.

    Overall though, I agree with you. NOD plus common sense works just fine. Unfortunately, I don't feel like I am savvy enough to know when I am using common sense and when I am not. That's why I surround myself with experts like the people in this forum and at castle cops.
     
  5. pykko

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    NOd32 + Zone Alarm firewall
     
  6. WSFuser

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    yes, heres the previous thread: NOD + Firewall + ? = Most complete Suite?
    as for the original question, i would use looknstop if no router/firewall was available. i consider a firewall one of the basic parts of a security setup.

    if i was to use eset's security suite (once it comes out) id use Online Armor as my other security program.

    OA is a HIPS that offers great protection and it will only improve. in future version it will have a firewall and registry protection. with that, i could actually use it with the standalone nod32.
     
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    NOD32 + CHX-I or Look'n'stop or both if you are adventerous :D

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  8. Firecat

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    NOD32+Any good firewall = Total Bliss (for me anyway) :D

    Trust me, NOD32's trojan or adware/spyware detection is not bad at all! :)
     
  9. pc-support

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    NOD32 (goes without saying) and Prevx1R (a HIPS program)

    I deliberately infected my 2003 server with over 300 different viruses and spyware (having disabled both progs) and between them the server is now clean and working as it was before

    :D :cool:
     
  10. NOD32 user

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    If it's only NOD32 + one other I would pick any solid firewall that also offers outbound protection
    Heh. and I thought your client wanted samples...
     
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    After pondering for a bit..NOD32 plus Windows Updates. :D

    Software firewall? Blah... //pets trust NAT router
     
  12. ASpace

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    I would say NOD32 + firewall + common sense is the best .
    See my signature , you see I have only two security softwares (NOD32 and Ad-Aware se ) , not 9 because I do believe in NOD32 and also in the fact that we should not become paranoid . I think we can't have 9 different security applications and they all are managed in a different way and moreover , it takes so much time to scan with each of them .

    Note , NOD32 is Anti-Threat system , which means it protects you from both known and unknown viruses, trojans,worms , spyware , adware,hijackware,porn dialers,keyloggers,hack tools , rootkits, mixed malware , phishing , hoax and other and this guarantess you that you should be fine if you are careful user and if you realize the pottential risk becuase Prevention is always better than cure :)
     
  13. marcromero

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    Nod32 Anti-Threat System + Windows XP SP2 Firewall do it for me. Never felt better about a security setup in my life.
     
  14. pc-support

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    One of his pc's was infected with them, cloned and then scanned with 3 av programs. NOD won!

    I thought that as I had them on my mac laptop that I would do my own comparative using pravx1r, windows defender and superantispyware. Pravx1r won :)
     
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  15. rothko

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    i'd like to see the results :D

    dont hold out much hope for windows defender - that left my setup a while back, too young and not enough attention paid to it i think. superantispyware found too many fps when i tried it.

    personally, i think nod32 is more than capable of handling most of the bad malwareout there. i have ewido on-demand installed, other than tracking cookies and occasional fp, it hasnt found anything that nod32 didnt get to first.
     
  16. SUPERAntiSpy

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    Hello - SUPERAntiSpyware should not detect any false positives. We have a built in reporting system in case it does. It will submit the file to use for review and we can update the definitions immediately. I hope other vendors will follow our lead here as false positives are a reality in all applications and need to be dealt with promptly.

    We have daily definition updates:
    http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html

    Nick Skrepetos
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  17. pc-support

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    I have to admit that I like SAS. IMHO its much more thorough than spybot etc and I would use it to ensure the target pc is really clean before leaving it with NOD and Prevx1r.
     
  18. rothko

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    Hi,
    indeed, no anti-malware scanner should detect false positives, but they are an unfortunate reality. i installed SAS when it first became mentioned in threads here at wilders as i was curious, though not really that interested and i didnt spend much time exploring the program - i just ran a scan, didnt like the results and took it off.

    i will give it another try in the future, i just dont feel the need to load my pc up with lots of scanners when i'm more than confident with how nod32 performs. i know...layered security, no scanner detects 100%, etc. but i'm not a risky or naïve user.

    thanks for the quick response though! all the best :)
     
  19. ASpace

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    Nick , your product is becoming more and more popular among people is some forums and newsgroups .I would like to know something... does your product has certificates and/or awards from well-known guys such as does Microsoft recommends your products , does SAS has Checkmark , what about ICSA labs or something like that ... Because your have nothing behind your bag , I believe , thanks for your answer :D
     
  20. SUPERAntiSpy

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    Yes, our product is becoming quite popular as our research team is very active in locating new threats quickly and provides daily definition updates. We also are always developing the technology side of our product to keep up with and ahead of new spyware threats.

    Microsoft of course does not recommend us as they have Windows OneCare Live and Windows Defender :) We do not have any official "certifications" (yet). I don't believe that there are many that are completely accurate - meaning, on a given day each anti-spyware and anti-virus scanner may perform better or worse than another product. I believe the the true measure of a product is how it does in "real-world" with actual users, actual infections, dealing with new sample submissions, and by how a company stands behind the product.

    As for "nothing behind our bah", I have been developing professional software and running companies for over 24 years, and have many products in the market that have all been quite successful - I believe this is because we put out quality products, treat customers fairly and address potential issues promptly.

    If you have any specific questions, I am more than happy to answer them the best I can.

    Nick Skrepetos
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  21. ASpace

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    Well , I disagree here . I think you should participate in tests and take certifications because without them your product is nothing , sorry about this , I don't mean to be rude .

    I have never tried your product because I can't downlaod unreliabe software , software that nobody here in my country knows , software that the big names such as PC World and PC Magazine don't even mention , software which has no official certificates .

    I wish you a lot of luck and I hope you soon achieve some certificates :)
     
  22. SUPERAntiSpy

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    We are happy to participate in any tests - many users and forums have tested our software with excellent results. Your statements about our product being "nothing" and "unreliable" are completely incorrect - if you do simple searches on the web, or look at download sites, you can find plenty of good reviews of our product, for instance:
    http://www.download.com/SUPERAntiSpyware-Free-Edition/3640-8022_4-10523890.html?sb=2&v=0

    If we were "nothing" we would not have hundreds of thousands of users. Search the groups and forums. A person should not make those statements without using the product. PC World and PC Magazine are very hard to get into these days - you almost have to "buy" your way in, and that is hard for smaller companies.

    You may wish to try our product and see for yourself - we have a solid product, backed by solid support and technology.

    Nick Skrepetos
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  23. ASpace

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    I have read many reviews about Super AS but this doesn't mean you don't need certificates . As I said I wish you a lot of luck in what you are doing :)
     
  24. agoretsky

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    Hello,

    The original subject of this message thread was to share the name of an additional program which could be used with NOD32 and not to discuss the merits of certifications or awards for SuperAntiSpyware.Com's eponymous offerings.

    NOD32 has a number of awards and certifications, but our competitors' products do as well and while they do serve as a type of barometer they should not be the sole consideration for a product. Please keep in mind the ultimate test of a program is how well it meets its users' needs, not how much time the developer has spent readying it for certification, paying to have a product certified (which may be either a direct or indirect cost), and so forth. In the case of anti-virus software, you may have two products, one of which has ten certifications and awards and the other has 100. However, the former uses less memory, imposes less of a performance overhead, is updated more frequently, provides better technical support and had no conflicts with any internally-developed applications during testing. So, which do you choose?

    Keep in mind, there are many high-quality programs out there which have never won an award, while there are many products which have all sorts of awards and certifications yet are unsuitable for your particular needs and may even not work reliably in your environment.

    Please keep the message thread on subject. A discussion of SuperAntiSpyware's awards and certifications is probably best appoarched in the Security Software or Privacy Software and Issues sections of this forum.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  25. ASpace

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    I am really sorry , we really should have used PMs instead of posting to the public :eek:
     
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