ZA AS, Nod32 and ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by DIgiDis, Oct 15, 2006.

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  1. DIgiDis

    DIgiDis Registered Member

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    Hello group, after an exhausting trial period of various antivirus and firewall combinations, I have decided to use Zonealarm Antispyware edition as my firewall, and Nod32 as my antivirus. I have a soon to be expired license to Spysweeper 4.5 and occasionally use the Superantispyware freeware edition.

    My question is, do I need any additional realtime protection such as Ewido? I want to let SS expire and get something that fills in the holes between ZA and Nod32. What is that perfect compliment?

    My internet habits are fairly safe, and I stay away from porn and warez sites.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ASpace

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    I think ... No , you don't need , you are safe surfer (just like me) :D :D
    ZA AS and NOD32 + SAS do fill in all the holes :D
     
  3. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    Hi DIgiDis,

    I run ZA Pro & Nod32, it's a great combination.

    This is my experience with this combo. This may or may not happen to you, everyones system is different, just thought I would pass it along.

    When I attempted this combination I was installing ZA first and then Nod32 and my Winsock was taken out evrytime. I was informed by a Firewall Moderator to install Nod32 first (at this time I had internet connection disabled) disable Nod32 and then I restarted. Then I installed ZA Pro and it still took the winsock out.

    So I restored a clean image to the system and tried something different this time.... same steps as above except when I installed ZA this time I left the spyware module unchecked at the time of initial installation to see if it made a difference and restarted and I had no problem with the winsock. So I just leave the spyware module off because I have SuperAntispyware Pro. I'm sure most people haven't had these problems, in my case this is what I ran into. Everything has been fine since.
     
  4. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    I agree ZA AS + NOD32 is plenty of protection. However if you want more, then a dedicated antispyware program would be good. Spysweeper, spyware doctor, AVG antispyware or similar would suffice.
     
  5. DIgiDis

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    Thanks for the replies so far. I installed the demo of AVG Anti-spyware 7.5 and it seems to be playing nicely with ZA AS and Nod32. I want the system to be nimble since I do some audio and video work, so having things be converted to "on demand" is important to me. I noticed AVG/Ewido leaves a process running even when the real time scanner is disabled but a quick mod in the Services fixed that.

    So far I think I will probably purchase the AVG/Ewido antispyware as well. My intentions are to leave NOD32 (with the full Blackspear settings) and ZA with the antispyware module active and both on all the time unless conflicts occur. I will then turn on the resident shield of Ewido when I am particularly concerned, and also do periodic scans with both Ewido and Superantispyware just to be sure.

    I feel a lot more secure now than before when I was just using the ZoneAlarm Security Suite. Luckily I wasn't infected with anything. I felt secure with the firewall but not the spyware by itself and certainly not the AV. So far Nod32 seems impressive and leaves me confident. I used, up until today that is, Spysweeper 4.5 but don't like its resource usage. Ewido seems light. Superantispyware is also impressive and I may invest in the Pro version in the future.

    Anyway, I think my security software is more than enough for what I need and I thank everyone for their help with this thread and all the other threads I perused in order to come to this combination.
     
  6. farmerlee

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    Yeah sounds like a good combo, ewido/avg antispyware is very light on the resources compared with other antispyware programs so it shouldn't interfere with your work too much (depending on your system specs of course).
     
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