NOD AV new version - still need anti-spyware program?

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I just upgraded, free, to the new NOD AV which calls itself
an anti-virus and anti-spyware program.  Under setup it says
clearly "antivirus and antispyware protection".  It also
says this on the picture of the box cover on the Eset website.

I have an NAT router.

Do I still need to run/use a separate antispyware program?
If so, which one, and do I need to keep realtime protection on?

TIA

Louise

Re: NOD AV new version - still need anti-spyware program?

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I'm also running the latest version of NOD32 and have a NAT router
too.

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I like to use a firewall in addition to having a router, currently I'm
using Kerio 2.1.5.

Each morning I check if updates are available for the following:

Ad-Aware 2007
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Spyware Terminator
SpywareBlaster

Then I allow the first 3 to run a scan.
They seldom find anything so I close them when the scans are finished
and I don't feel that I need to have any realtime protection running.
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Ian




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Ian Anderson wrote:
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Thanks - I finally removed kerio from my system because it
kept asking questions and after a while I'd allowed so much,
it clearly wasn't working.  Decided to live with safe hex
and the router and NOD.

I too run some of the above periodically and it is the
realtime protection I'm questioning.  I think I'll go
without it but be more diligent about running the
anti-spyware programs regularly.

Louise

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Maybe you could have a look at this firewall:
- Online Armor Free
http://www.tallemu.com/online_armor_free.html

I used ZoneAlarm and Comodo, but I prefer this one.
http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-personal-firewall-analysis/leak-tests-results.php#firewalls-ratings

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Fred W. te A. (NL)



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FredW wrote:
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http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-personal-firewall-analysis/leak-tests-results.php#firewalls-ratings
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Thanks - it looks interesting and worth a try.

Do you know how it is on resources?

And do you think it might be worth getting the full pay one
if the free one seems ok or is that unnecessary?

Louise

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louise wrote:
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I just installed the free edition - thought I'd start there.
  So far, so good - everything seems to be running and it
was easy to allow and disallow.

Are there special settings I should be aware of?

Thanks again.

Madeline

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louise brought next idea :
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oaui.exe - 8.192 Kb
(as you know by now)


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http://www.tallemu.com/comparisons.html
The Free version is a simple, straightforward firewall.
For me it is sufficient.

See also in Wilders other firewalls forum:
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=192956
(as usual a lot of opinions - attention for #14 #16 #25)

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=192289

As for special settings, all I could suggest is:
- Options General
  - select "Hide Boot Splash Window"
- Options Firewall
  - unselect "Show firewall activity ..."
  - unselect "Notify me when ...."


As for your original question about antispyware,
see also Wilders ESET NOD32 AV (V3) forum:
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=191395

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Fred W. te A. (NL
http://www.pinkgron.nl/gron_pic3.htm



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FredW wrote:
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Thanks so much for recommending the Armor Online Free
firewall.  It really works - is low on resources and speaks
to you in comprehensible language when it poses a question.
  And it's free!

I've put it on my desktop and my portable without a single
problem.

Louise

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