Vista - Is anything else really needed??

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Kielty, Apr 2, 2007.

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  1. Kielty

    Kielty Registered Member

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    I run NOD32 with Vista Ultimate 32bit on a pc behind a Netgear router/firewall.

    I have UAC, windows firewall and windows defender all enabled.

    Is any other security software really needed? is anything else overkill?

    Opinions please...!
     
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    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    I always recommend a HIPS program alongside NOD32.

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  3. Banger696

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    Can you recommend a HIPS program BS ?
     
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    My signature has a list of what I use, as well as others and what they use.

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  5. luciddream

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    "Needed"... not really, provided you have a clue as to what you're doing and what gets onto your computer in the first place. It is always nice to have an abundance of anti-spyware software on demand IMO. One will find things the other wont and vice versa, but no need to have them active and sucking up resources. Not exactly sure what all is compatible with Vista at this point... (not a whole helluva lot probably).

    You already have hardware based firewalling & a good AV program in Nod32... that's 99% of the battle. Everything else is optional really.
     
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    Thanks for your input. The main reason i went for NOD32 is that it has a very small footprint and does not noticeably affect system performance. Adding any other real time security software is not something i particularly wanted and would add to system resources.

    My only concern is the firewall - no real outgoing monitoring to talk of. I think i will wait for Eset's security suite whenever it get launches and give that a try...
     
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