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Using ESET's NOD32, am I secure?


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#1 snipersgethead

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 06:40 AM

I know Kaspersky is the absolute best and I agree but I can't afford it. I was given NOD32 by a friend so I was wondering is this enough to protect and prevent my computer from the dangers of malware? If not, could you recommend one and give me reasons why it's better than NOD32?

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:54 AM

There is no "absolute best" software.

Nod32 is a decent AV. If you're already using it, keep it. If not, you could use it anyway or consider using AntiVir free, which has slighty higher detection rates at the expense of slightly more false positives.

No matter which AV you choose, I suggest you implement some good security practises. Such as uninstall programs you don't use , keep your software and Windows updated (e.g. with Windows Update on and Secunia Software Inspector), switch to alternate (less popular) software if possible e.g. Firefox/Opera/Iron instead of IE to get "security through obscurity" and always exercise common sense when browsing the web.

You should also keep Windows Firewall on and disable autorun.

Also WOT and AVG LinkScanner are great site ratings software. Sandboxes or policy restrictions also provides great protection, e.g. Sandboxie, Returnil, GesWall, DefenseWall or Limited User Account.

Edited by Someones, 28 April 2009 - 07:56 AM.


#3 snipersgethead

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:24 PM

There is no "absolute best" software.


True that. Thank you for the advice, now I know isn't just the antivirus that protects you the most, it's your own precautions and judgment to avoid them. I'm gonna keep NOD32 and install some good virus removers (MBAM, SAS, anything else?) just in case.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 06:33 PM

Keep NOD.
Add SAS for ocassional scans, which will find nothing, because NOD will take care of whatever bad stuff comes in, beforehand.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:04 PM

Keep NOD.
Add SAS for ocassional scans, which will find nothing, because NOD will take care of whatever bad stuff comes in, beforehand.


QFT :thumbsup: I've been running NOD32 for 3 years with SuperantiSpyware (SAS), plus Online Armor and I haven't had one problem

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:20 PM

Eset Nod32 is one of the best antivirus software around. So be happy that you got it for free :thumbsup:




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