Vista NOD32 Spyware Protection

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  1. aviwil

    aviwil Registered Member

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    I've just installed trial NOD32 on my HP Vista Home Premium laptop , and am quite impressed so far . My question - in the Vista Windows Security Center Malware Protection Box it reports NOD32 as providing "Virus Protection" , but not for "Spyware and other Malware Protection" . It suggests that I turn on Windows Defender to provide the "Spyware and other Malware Protection" . I had turned it off so as not to clash with NOD32 . Is NOD32 providing this or not ?
     
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    Re: Vitsa NOD32 Spyware Protection

    Yes it is providing such protection although many users of various AV products (not just NOD) will employ a separate AS solution. Because no product can provide a 100% solution.
     
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    Re: Vitsa NOD32 Spyware Protection

    Thanks The Hammer . To provide another AS solution , I take it that I should disable the NOD32 AS capability ? How do I do that ? Is Windows Defender considered a good AS solution ?
     
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    Re: Vitsa NOD32 Spyware Protection

    They will co-exist just fine. I'm not a fan of Defender, but leaving it running will be fine.

    Microsoft should not/can not try to determine which antivirus product also provides ad/spyware protection...but naturally they want to toot their own horn and shove Defender on you. Just ignore it.
     
  5. aviwil

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    Re: Vitsa NOD32 Spyware Protection

    Thnaks Yeoldstonecat . What would you suggest instead of Defender ?
     
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    Re: Vitsa NOD32 Spyware Protection

    For beefed up protection, Spybot S&D, occasionally keep updating it, and each time you update it..use the re-immunize feature. Unless you use the optional tea-time protection..no resources used.

    Spywareblaster is another good layer of protection, it beefs up both IE and Firefox. No resources taken, occasionally keep updating it.

    SuperAntispyware is free, VERY effective at removal, although it does use a bit of resources.

    Using a safer browser such as Opera or Firefox

    Not having your Administrator account with a blank password

    Most important to me..being behind a NAT router.
     
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    Re: Vitsa NOD32 Spyware Protection

    Thanks.
     
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    Re: Vitsa NOD32 Spyware Protection

    That being said...everyone has their own comfort level of protection. I just prefer to be behind NAT, I never leave my Admin password blank, I just use NOD32, and Firefox because of it's adblock feature.
     
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