What anti-spyware goes good with nod32? Do you need a firewall to?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by kf8205, Jul 14, 2008.

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  1. kf8205

    kf8205 Registered Member

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    Trying to keep some problem machines cleaned.

    NOD32 does work great, but what about antispyware and a firewall? Do you need all 3 items?

    Adaware seems useless...
     
  2. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    What system are you running and what are your surfing habits?
     
  3. nomarjr3

    nomarjr3 Registered Member

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    Yes. Sygate, DCFirewall or Kerio are good
     
  4. Someone

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    Hi

    In general it's always better to have more than one scanner.

    A sandbox or behavioural blocker can greatly increase protection.

    No, outbound firewall is not necessary.
     
  5. gud4u

    gud4u Registered Member

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    My combination:
    - OA Firewall/HIPS
    - NOD32 AV
    - SAS Pro full-time resident AS

    Zero conflicts and no perceptible lags, stutters or slowed system performance.

    All are set for manual update, since I game a bit. Auto-update is likely to cause some stuttering - perhaps a crash - when auto-updating while playing Crysis, Far Cry, Half-Life, etc.

    Hope this helps!
     
  6. Kees1958

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    Never change a winning team
     
  7. ambient_88

    ambient_88 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I suggest that you use the free Comodo firewall and a paid version of SUPERAntispyware. If you look at my signature, you'll see my security setup.
     
  8. SoCalReviews

    SoCalReviews Registered Member

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    Yes...I would also have to agree! That short list should be a simple but effective combination of security applications. :thumb:

    The only minor difference in my setup is that I use ZAP instead of OA for the FW but if you are using NOD32 v3 then OA (or another firewall such as Comodo) might be a better FW choice for compatibility. I ran into some problems when having ZAP's advanced privacy settings enabled along with NOD32 v3 installed so I use NOD32 v2.7 instead.
     
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