Running wsa along side existing av solution

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  1. volvic

    volvic Registered Member

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    in this case NOD32

    is it worth it? is there any point to it? thanks.
     
  2. Baldrick

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    Well, in response to your question I would say 'Yes' there is a point...assuming that you subscribe to the view that no one security suite/anti virus application is perfect and therefore a layered defence is safer.

    That is my view and I run WRSA as a back up/complement to KIS2012. They play very well together and indeed Webroot's (and Prevx's before that) is to strive for co-existence with other security solutions.

    So, again, just to be clear, Yes...I think that it is worth it.

    Hope that helps?

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  3. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    I agree as most of us want a layered approach to our security I tried NOD32 AV & VIPRE AV with WSA without issues! What I recommend is WSA-E or WSA-C with Malwarebytes AM Pro in realtime it's a great combo as MBAM is a one time payment!

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  4. STV0726

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    You'd be fine doing that.

    I ran ESET Smart Security 4 with Prevx 3.0 for about a year, then for a couple years did the same with Microsoft Security Essentials.

    Recently, however, I decided for me, I already have several absolute/whitelist based security layers, so I decided to go super light and just use WSA for my blacklist based measure. I'm loving it. :thumb:
     
  5. pegr

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    My view is that yes, there is some point to it; and no, it isn't worth it.

    WSA is a fine application and, although it has been designed to be compatible with other AVs, it provides excellent protection when used on its own so there is no need to pair it with another AV. When you add additional layers of a similar kind, you do get some extra protection but there will be diminishing marginal returns due to the overlap in coverage. As NOD32 and WSA are both paid solutions, you will be paying more but you won't get twice as much protection as if you used either on its own.

    What you could do is to take out a subscription to WSA to see if you like it, run both until the NOD32 subscription is due to expire, then choose between them. Ultimately, you might get better protection for the same cost by having just one real-time blacklist application and adding a further layer of a different kind, such as policy restriction/HIPS or virtualization for example. Just my personal point of view though. :)
     
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    not worth it....and no point to it........remove nod32....wsa is more than enough.....:thumb:
     
  7. Pierrequiroule

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    I agree with pegr on this... and this is why I run WSA with a free AV instead! ;) (I use Avast Free)

    However, if WSA keeps improving the way it did recently (see latest report on AV-test.org), I may soon end up dropping Avast Free and keep WSA as my sole AV!

    I find this is also a very good point!
     
  8. STV0726

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    Of course what's great about this though is that users don't have to remove their current security first. Thus, they have no gap in real-time protection. WSA installs, and THEN you can remove your other security or keep it.
     
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