POP-up for outgoing connections

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  1. Exile_NOD

    Exile_NOD Registered Member

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    All,

    I'm currently running a trial version of NOD32 after running Symantec/Norton AV 2005 for two years.

    In Norton AV 2005 I would get a popup as soon as an internal program would try to go to the outside world. E.g. starting a p2p program for the first time caused a popup to appear asking me if I would like to allow this connection.

    Is there a similair feature in NOD32 (IMON)?

    Thanks in advance.

    - Exile_NOD
     
  2. Megachip

    Megachip Registered Member

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    No,

    NOD32 is an Anti-Virus/Malware Tool, not a Firewall.

    IMON only scans http and pop3 data for viruses and doesn't protect your outgoing and incomming connections...

    This is a task 4 a firewall

    IMHO this popup isn't from NAV but from NIS (Norton Internet Security)

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  3. Exile_NOD

    Exile_NOD Registered Member

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    Thats what I would think, but I only have Norton Anti-virus 2005 installed and not the Security suite.
     
  4. duijv023

    duijv023 Registered Member

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    It is correct Norton Antivirus 2005 and newer (i'm not sure about 2004) have something like a mini firewall called "worm protection". And yes indeed, the first time an application wants to go to the "mean world outside..." you get a pop-up which asks your permission to go outside.

    Technically spoken it is not so bad, but many users are not so smart to think about these questions, so i guess most users say "it's OK to go outside and remember my choice"

    I agree you may better use a good firewall.


    Have a merry christmas !
     
  5. cerBer

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    Not necessarily.

    Application filtering is not a primary function of firewall either.
    Plus, if you are behind a router, you don't really need a firewall.
    Plus, firewall - it is another drivers and services running.
    Plus, adding application filtering in firewall is often doing the same job twice - antivirus already most likely will have most of the application monitoring related services running, keeping checksums of executables etc. Doesn't make much sense to do that in firewall again.

    It is quite natural for firewall to take care of traffic, and antivirus - of applications running and their behaviour.

    Of course, I cannot recommend NAV.
    So, hopefully v3 will be able to do this.
     
  6. Exile_NOD

    Exile_NOD Registered Member

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    Ahh yes thatts it the worm-protection function in NAV.

    So currently NOD32 cannot protect you from outgoing connections after you've (or already are) been infected by a worm?
     
  7. duijv023

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    yeah, you're right. But i'm glad my NOD32 will catch most infections from day 0.
    And when people use their brain while surfing on the web, the chances of a serious infection is not so big.

    And those chances are much bigger when one uses NAV200x, because of it's little heuristic capabilities (at least: that is what i think of it)
     
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