Which combo is safer?

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  1. hirudoid2

    hirudoid2 Registered Member

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    Which of these two alternatives would be the safest choice?
    Eset Smart Security 3.0
    or Online Armor free with Nod32 3.0.

    Hirudoid
     
  2. Vettetech

    Vettetech Former Poster

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    Your always better off with stand alones. I am using NOD32 2.7 with OA.
     
  3. hirudoid2

    hirudoid2 Registered Member

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    I am running OA free with Nod32 3.0. I have the license for ESS 3.0 but had problems with the firewall and hoping they will fix it, before Christmas.

    Hirudoid
     
  4. ankupan

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    NOD32 2.7 and LooknStop
     
  5. Vettetech

    Vettetech Former Poster

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    Poster did not ask about Look-n-Stop. BTW Look-n-Stop is rated very poorly.
     
  6. Pedro

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    Against what? Port scans, intrusions?

    hirudoid2: i would first see what ESET has in the firewall. Does it use SPI, UDP pseudo-SPI, etc. First examine the firewall's features, then ...
    Try to break the problem apart. Why are you choosing between these two btw?
     
  7. Vettetech

    Vettetech Former Poster

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    Look here.

    http://www.matousec.com/
     
  8. Seer

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    If I have to choose between the two I'd reluctantly go with ESS...

    (Oh dear me :( ) I am very sorry, but Look'n'Stop is one of the best firewalls I have ever seen. If you don't mind me asking you (again), what do you think of L'n'S Vettetech? (Is it blue? Green? Or maybe red?)

    Well, against Matousec, of course. What else... :p
    (This whole Matousec trend is becoming a real annoyance)
     
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    The question is nearly impossible to answer. While one may compare features or theorize about how reducing possible outbound leaks helps things, there is very little data to show how any product is safer than another in terms of actual infections.

    Don't forget, the whole outbound leak concept involves a post infection discovery of an infection that got past the AV when the malware phones home. Given that, the focus should be on avoiding infection in the first place.

    That said, you should be looking at LUA, HIPS or a firewall with HIPS built in.
     
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    The real annoyance are answers to questions not asked ;)

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  11. Dogtag

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    Hi Hirudoid

    I think Diver knocked the nail on the head with his post, user preference will allmost harvest multiple theorys of "what is the best X v Y".

    Trial these software for urself and see what ones work best with ur system.

    Having never used ESS i cant comment on that, but i will say that i am a NOD32 V2.7 user with OA(free) at the moment and it works well here, i also have an antispyware installed.

    Dogtag
     
  12. hirudoid2

    hirudoid2 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the feedback!
    I will stick with OA and Nod32 until the problems with the firewall in ESS is fixed, very soon I hope.

    Hirudoid
     
  13. Xenophobe

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    Basing your ratings on firewalls with Matousec won't get you far, unless you're only interested in anti-leak. :rolleyes:

    The safest combo out of those is NOD32 (I recommend using v2.x until support is over) w/ Online Armor.
     
  14. Vettetech

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    O am not just basing my decision on matousec. Comodo is good but a PITA to use. Online Armor is easy and effective. Don't criticize me when your using the same combo as me.
     
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    Can't answer without more detailed guidance from you on what you are trying to get protection from?

    Bad web sites?

    Unstable packages?

    Cheapest?

    Do you want all your security tools from one vendor?

    How much control/tweaking do you want to do?


    Do you do on line banking?
     
  16. hirudoid2

    hirudoid2 Registered Member

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    Thanks Escalader,
    I want a set-it-and forget-it-combo, or standalone applications.
    I don't visit any bad web sites, but I do a lot of banking.
    I thought banking was quite safe with the encrypted connection!?

    Hirudoid
     
  17. ankupan

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    than go for NIS 2008, you will get very few pop up, just install it and forget it.

     
  18. Vettetech

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    OA has a banking mode.
     
  19. Escalader

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    Well good. Problem is some web sites are "bad" and users don't know it.

    On OLB, the MOST NB thing is frequent changes of your strong passwords and daily monitoring of your accounts particularly at this time of year. Passwords should be maximized in length and entered via a psw management system.

    There are several but I use RoboForm which is free and works well with FF or IE.

    Suggest you add SpyBlaster to your set up to help avoid bad sites and get behind a router even if you only have 1 PC.

    You gave us 2 choices in your OP,

    "Eset Smart Security 3.0 or Online Armor free with Nod32 3.0"

    Using those 2 only I would choose:

    OA Armor and NOD32, but stay on V 2.7 for now if you can. If you wait a bit, I hear a new OA Armor is coming soon.

    While waiting you could get RoboForm and master the banking password tricks.

    http://www.roboform.com/

    Hope this helps.
     
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