To use imon or not to use imon?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by test33, May 24, 2005.

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  1. test33

    test33 Registered Member

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    I like to run my system as smooth as possible, I don't like resident things, I like windows as lite as possible :rolleyes: . Before I have acquired internet, only resident thing running in my system was windows itself :) . Now I have Outpost and NOD32.

    If I'm using Opera (I'm free from Explorer bugs), I'm not using POP3 and I always scan every file I download, is IMON important or I can leave it disabled?

    Thanks for the answer(s).
     
  2. spy1

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    Well, it's up to you, of course.

    You may be perfectly safe the way you are, but I can tell you from personal experience that every single thing that's been caught on this computer by NOD has been caught via IMON (check my today's post).

    AFAIC, it's the most valuable aspect of the program while you're actually surfing.

    Just my .01 Pete
     
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    My IMON disabled by mistake today, and i caught that trojan that i describe in other thread in the forum.
     
  4. ronjor

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    Welcome test33.

    Go to www.eicar.org with Imon on and with it off. With Imon on, those files will never reach your hard disk.

    Imon and HTTP scanning are very important these days.

    As an old "I don't like resident things" myself, I wouldn't be without it. :)
     
  5. test33

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    Thanks for the answers.

    I have tried to download those sample files, yes it's no problem to download them without IMON, but I can scan them after that manually. But even IMON haven't detected those zipped files through SSL. So?

    Hi, buddy :) .

    Last question - Is there at least a small slow down of internet (is normal browsing slower, is downloading slower) when IMON is active? I assume they are not much noticeable, but...

    Thanks again.
     
  6. ronjor

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    I'll put it this way, I've never used an antivirus with a realtime scanner as fast as NOD's.
    The great thing about NOD is you can configure it any way you want.
    If I were crawling around the Web because my antivirus program was slowing me down, I would have to check my options. :)
     
  7. zashita

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    IMON can't scan a SSL protected download. SSL is used to prevent such things ...

    Regards
     
  8. test33

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    But IMON has detected .com through SSL o_O
     
  9. zashita

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    No, it was AMON ... :) Try again and look what module shows the red window ...
     
  10. test33

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    Oki, i haven't noticed.
    Thanks for all the answers.
     
  11. windstrings

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    Amon is nice if anything ever actually gets on your system... but with IMON running you will rarely ever find anything on your hardrive when you do a demand scan because it was never allowed to get there by IMON!

    My dad accidently turned off IMON cause he is color blind and can't see the difference between brown and blue.... he kept getting worms etc that Amon would catch and it was quite frequent since he does tons of email through MSN.
    He would even get errors occasionally as traces of them would still be in the start menu trying to load, but the guts had been removed by amon so they couldn't.. .especially when windows would start.

    Then he turned IMON back on... all of the worms stopped as they never made it to the hardrive!

    Yea... I think I like that better.... and no I can't see any speed difference.
     
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