Strong concerns re: ESET SS and Nod32 compatibility with WSA

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by newbie2247, Nov 21, 2011.

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  1. newbie2247

    newbie2247 Registered Member

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    I was browsing around the Webroot site reading a bit about what I understand (from posts here) is our Prevx SafeOnline replacement or closest substitute - Webroot SecureAnywhere (http://www.webroot.com/En_US/consumer-products-secureanywhere-complete.html), HUGE difference between the two, correct? I wonder which of those 2 applies? Do tell, please. Need to know of course.

    Well, looking at the product features on the left with GREEN checkmarks, the very first one is "AntiVirus" and the 3rd is "Firewall". Plus 50% of the rest of the features I don't need, or won't use if they're optional features and manually run. Or is this a one-click program like Prevx also? i hope so! Don't want anything complicated at all. Sure would be great if it is, truly. Please let me know as I understand some of you or many have tried the 30 day Trial demo. Don't know if there are any whose Prevx license ended and are now on WSA.

    It sure does not look like this is compatible (not if it is In Fact" an AV program as clearly advertised on their site) with the ESET SS on my desktop nor my Nod32 on my laptop at all. Plus I am using the free Windows Firewall on the laptop and I'm behind a router. With my ESET, I get a firewall with that. What to do?

    Where do folks like me stand now? Silly me just thought WSA was a buffed-up top-tier replacement program because poor Prevx got bought-out by Webroot and yada, yada from all the font, posts and hype here at Wilders. That was clearly the impression I got - "WSA is going to/will take the place of PSO we're working on all the transfers of licenses right now, etc."

    Today I learn that's not even close to the truth. This looks to me like a big and powerful product and probably a lot of configuring too.

    Can somebody from ESET and Webroot please fill me in on my concerns as it looks like I am going to have to dump either ESET or Webroot. Cannot have 2 anti-virus programs running at the same time or 2 firewalls. Bottom line, it's even being touted as a complete security suite on some sites and compared with them. Thus my NEW + grave concern over compatibility with ESET + Nod32.

    I would love to heard what members know and can share with me please in addition to folks from or representing Webroot and ESET. I'm sure I am not the only concerned , confused person or someone completely under the wrong impression. Especially when you look at the add I linked to.

    Thanks in advance. Need to know so I can do the right thing and not lose any layers of protection.

    xpost with Prevx (fyi - just this one time. won't xpost again)

    EDIT: This is just awful! I just went through System Requirements again for this WAS and it said (32bit). That's half of us. The rest of us - like both my `puters are 64-bit. WOW!! A "new" company that is (32bit). Why does that completely shock me? When my license runs out, will I with my 2 64-bit `puters be left without and defenseless? please advise. Lots of questions but there's a million I did not ask. Thanks all!!
     
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  2. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Which versions of ESET's software are you asking about? this is the forum for NOD32 v2.x, which is being discontinued in February 2012.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  3. newbie2247

    newbie2247 Registered Member

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    My bad. Was unaware that there was other versions. Just thought there was only one Nod32.

    I'm speaking of both ESET SS + Nod32 for one 64-bit desktop pc and one 64-bit laptop. Both are Windows 7 and still using ESET SS version 4 on the desktop and Nod32 version 4 on the laptop due to the vast amount of constantly negative reviews, complaints, problems and opinions of version 5 that comes my way and has scared me off until it's SAFE for me to upgrade. It takes a LOT to scare this kid off, let me tell you.:argh:

    There's always whining at EVERY upgrade until ESET collects all their necessary data and then resolves most, sometimes even nearly all of the problems and then somebody announces "OK, all the bugs are now gone so it's alright for all of us to upgrade now". But this time is the WORST, longest and loudest one I've experienced, so yes, even I, "kurious katy" am not going anywhere near version 5 for a long time unless ESET does a record-breaking rapid repair job. My Secunia PSI hasn't been RED or 100 percent for a long time now. Feels very strange seeing it sitting in the tray BROWN.

    Do you have any information on my compatibility concern?:doubt: Please say YES.:D
     
  4. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    [Thread moved from ESET NOD32 v2 forum to ESET NOD32 Antivirus Forum.]

    Hello,

    Questions about Webroot's software are probably best addressed by them. You can find their support web site here.

    I'm not familiar with with their offerings, so I would suggest some investigation to see what does or does not work. Install ESET NOD32 Antivirus on a clean system and leave it configured with the default settings, than install Webroot's software and see if any conflicts or performance issues occur. If the Webroot program offers any kind of real-time on-access scanning, that will probably need to be disabled If those two programs work together and you are satisfied with the results, well, you're all set.

    If you want to try using Webroot's software and ESET Smart Security together, than you can repeat the above steps, but with the addition of disabling any firewall or antispam technology they offer to prevent conflicts.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  5. Grandizer

    Grandizer Registered Member

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    This is the reply I got from Webroot when I inquired about compatibility with ESET Nod32 v5 AV software.

     
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