some advice please

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    am about to move to NOD 32 and want to know if I can have NOD as a "resident scanner" and on demand scanner in the back ground running as part of layers.

    Do not want to reconfigure current set-up
    Do not want conflict with other apps.
    Do not want conflict with other e-mailscanners, but have come to appreciate how good NOD is and would like to have this as part of security.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. webyourbusiness

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    what do you mean "other e-mailscanners"?
     
  3. Longboard

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    sorry

    not too comp literate!

    Have XPSp2 fully patched
    PIV
    1gb ram
    NAV/NIS:easy for me out of box,firewall, resident, e-mail scanner. (All e-mail text only)
    AVG free on demand
    Fox of Fire 1.0.6
    SPYSWEEPER
    SBS&D with tea timer
    AdAWare personal
    PG
    Ewido

    DO regular scans with usual suspects
    Have image back-ups

    Been a bit worried by increasing chatter about rootkits and keyloggers
    Constantly amazed with scan results demonstrating various "loopholes" and exploits.

    Dont give me a hard time :)
    Works well enough for me so far

    Thinking about OnLine Armour
    AND Want to add NOD as resident without jamming things up
    Would ditch AVG free if NOD will be ok

    Will this sit OK?

    Regards
     
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  4. JimIT

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    Personally, I would not install NOD32 alongside NIS as a "resident scanner"--particularly if NIS is running resident as well. I've seen too many problems with these two apps fighting. YMMV, but I would tread VERY carefully here.

    The setup you have appears fine to me. Throwing another resident scanner into that mix is asking for trouble, IMO. You might try installing NOD32 as another on-demand scanner first, and see how they all play.
     
  5. Brian N

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    Yeah two AV resident scanners is not a good idea. I suggest you use BitDefender Free as a backup scanner, as it does not have a resident.
     
  6. itsapsidis

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    by installing NOD32 you get 4 scanners and all of them are backing up each other. i cannot understand the point of havin 2 AV together. they would be using half of the computer recourses and most probably make your life a disaster. the only way here is to disable the residential module of one of the AV, but why should you use an AV without the residential module. my point is - remove all the AV, spyware, adaware software from your computer and install NOD32. you will be safe....
     
  7. The Hammer

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    Hardly the wisest policy.
     
  8. webyourbusiness

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    multiple layers of protection is not a bad thing - however, as pointed out, two resident scanners will conflict - that's going to to result in slow-downs and instability - and is not recommended at all.

    If you need a backup scanner, go for one without a resident scanner built in.
     
  9. Longboard

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    Thanks for the pointers and advice.
    Have just realised I was not completely clear in original post. :oops:

    HAve NAV/NPF/NIS as resident and e-mail in/out scanner
    Also running AVG free as resident.(no e-mail scanning: conflicts +++ with NAV)

    Was hoping to run NOD AMON as parallel resident (probably w/o IMON and EMON) and would ditch AVG.
    Appreciate this might be system hog but would be willing to sacrifice some speed for increased POM.

    Any body else tried this?

    AS fall back would be happy to have NOD as on demand scanner: is this easy to set up?

    Apprec iate that this might be anathema to NOD users, but I really do not want to have to rejig firewall e-mail scanners etc

    Regards.
     
  10. BlueZannetti

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    Not I

    Had tried this earlier with KAV, not NAV/NIS. Worked OK in the past, but as self-protection measures began to get implemented in AV's, conflicts arose. Now run one only. The second never saw anything anyway.

    If you go this route, have a restore point and disable all protection from NIS/NAV before you start the install (make sure it is disabled in a way to come through a reboot disabled). Install NOD32, reboot, and then disable AMON (prevent it from starting on Windows start), IMON, EMON, DMON. Leave only the NOD32 scanner active. Reboot, verify AMON/DMON/IMON/EMON disabled, and then see if you can reanable NAV/NIS. As I said - not recommended.

    You had mentioned looking at Online Armor - I'd go this route well before adding a second AV. If you want a second demand scanner, I'd recommend going with one of the comprehensive online solutions, say KAV, TrendMicro, and so on

    Blue
     
  11. Longboard

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    @Blue et al

    OK, I think I'm getting the general drift here.... :'( bummer.
    My life is complicated enough.
    Thanks to all for advice

    Regards.
     
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    personally, i would get rid of all the NAV/NIS, maybe AVG on demand aswell, and install NOD, over securing a PC will make it lag or crash as noted by the other guys, but it is usually pretty safe just running NOD32 and an extra anti spyware program, ensure the SP2 firewall is enable, and finally run a router with built in firewall if possible. Do manualy scans regulary and don't go to, too many dodgy sites if you can help it.
     
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    You can see various setups within the link of my signature.

    Hope this helps...

    Cheers :D
     
  14. Longboard

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    Thankyou
    I've read your guides before.
    V useful in setting me up.

    Getting tempted to go for a make-over
     
  15. Blackspear

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    LOL, I'm not touching that one :eek: ;) :D :ninja:
     
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  16. Longboard

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    LOL
    Yes
    OOPS :eek:
    Thanyou for taking pity on this poor supplicant.
     
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