NOD32 plus another antispyware?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by jamtoday, Sep 7, 2010.

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  1. jamtoday

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    Hi

    As others experienced, NOD32 crashed following the 5418 update. I used the internet for a while afterwards without realising my PC was no longer protected because NOD32 taskbar icon remained green all the time. Eventually I noticed a no protection warning from Windows Action Centre.

    Fortunately no harm done but I’m now wondering whether I should have Windows Defender or perhaps Prevx running in real-time alongside NOD32. If I turn on Windows Defender, Action Centre warns of performance issues running more than one antispyware in real-time. I’d like to hear some views from the Forum.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    either enabling WD or using Prevx will add to protection. In both cases with minimal impact, maybe disable WD scheduled scans leaving realtime on.
     
  3. DooGie

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    SUPERAntiSpyware also causes no problems with NOD32 when running in real time.
     
  4. lordaeron64

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    No problem too with nod32 4.2.64 and Malwarebytes 1.46
     
  5. xMarkx

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    Hello,

    Missing one signature update doesn't mean you're unprotected. I use Windows Defender (real time enabled) as my antispyware with ESET NOD32 Antivirus without problems. I don't think Windows Defender is updated as often (once every 2-3 days) as NOD32 (2-3 times per day).

    Regards,

    Mark
     
  6. rcdailey

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    FWIW, I check the MS site for Windows Defender updates, and find that there are new updates every day, at least. They have to be manually downloaded, however, in my experience.
     
  7. xMarkx

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    Thanks for correcting me. I just let Windows Defender update via Windows Update and sometimes I check manually within the program myself.
     
  8. jamtoday

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    Hi Mark

    I wasn't worried about a missing update. I was worried when I realised I'd been using the internet without any AV/AS.

    The first I knew my pc was unprotected was when I noticed a warning flag in the taskbar from Windows Action Centre. When I clicked on the NOD icon - which remained green all the time - I got a blank GUI screen. Fortunately, a reboot re-enabled NOD32 and the correcting update got installed.

    Regards
    John
     
  9. PatG

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    Have been using Prevx with NOD for almost 2 years now w/no problem. One does not interfere with the other, IMO. ;)
     
  10. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    Use a real time protectoin from another AniSpyware program is overkill!

    That's the whole point of NOD32, light resource utilization :rolleyes:

    I just ran manual weekly scans with my antispyware which is SuperAntiSpyware FTW
     
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