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i have a quistion about something :)

By TommyDDD
May 17, 2007
  1. hiya.

    last time that i was here i had trojan and u guys helpt me truth and it was removed :p but now im wondering last time u guys said that norton internet security was totaly crap :p i removed it but i have again installed it :p just for safe purpse and atm im have NOD32 trail and i must say that its pretty damn good if u ask me :) but i wonder those nod32 protect me against hackers? spyware? or what those it 2? and is it better then norton in protecting? if u can please answer those quiston would really appreciate :)
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Yes, NOD32 is definitely better than Norton. I run NOD32 myself. The best internet suite is Kaspersky. Kasperky's anti-virus software is superb. To really be secure I suggest reading the various stickys provided here to help you.

    Besides NOD32 a router is absolutely essential along with anti-malware/spyware programs like Ad-Aware and Spybot which are free or Webroot's Spysweeper (which I also run but costs; still I love their shields) and a Firewall like the free Comodo or Sunbelt Kerio.

    Even with all of this protection you can still get infected if you visit unsavory sites.
     
  3. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi,

    The main issue with norton is that it is quite resource intensive for many systems. Detection wise I would say it is still quite decent, and is quite user friendly. But since you have tried NOD32 and find it great, I would suggest you switch to NOD32.

    In any case, I personally believe customizing a bunch of different freeware would work more effectively than any internet security suite that norton or some other paid for brands can afford.

    If you need to remove norton for good, please visit this thread.


    Regards,
    Your friendly Momok =)
     
  4. TommyDDD

    TommyDDD TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okee cool :) but those NOD32 those it protect me against hackers and stuff?? and about kaspersky becouse i need to buy it via internet i dont want to try that becouse of its not very good protected and i have that :) got hitmanpro and all that stuff is in it :p but those nod32 have something that norton those ectra? becouse i want to make sure that i wont get easly hacked and stuff i know that nod32 wins stuff but if i remove norton i think i get allot of stuff on internet to ya know publicity stuff if u know what i mean :)

    okee ty momok :) yea i know its a hogg program i have 2gig memory so i dont mind it using it :p but im just wonder if nod32 just better then notron in ways :p
     
  5. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi,

    The most important thing to understand about internet security is it depends largely on the user. If you surf bad websites often, download cracks, keygens, pirated software all the time, then chances are you will get infected often no matter what defence you have if you are not careful.

    Which is why different programs suit different needs. Some users have nearly zero knowledge on the use of the internet and the risks it carries. Some users know alot more. Thus they will need very different programs to cater to their needs. Knowing what program suits you best would start from understanding your own internet habits.


    Regards,
    Your friendly Momok =)
     
  6. TommyDDD

    TommyDDD TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lol okee that sounds fair :):p i dont download cracks never lol to dangerus i know that 2 :p keygens never 2 ;P pirated software if u mean like mustice and stuff that yes and using u torrent thats a must need firewall i have a router so there is a firewall in to but utorrent ya need a virtuale server :p so it will let it pass :p but that still confuses me about what to use :p norton i dont find bad but allot of people saying its just crap and stuff when its over the das (30) then i will try MCfee mabye thats better or is just as worse?:p

    ty for responding btw :p
     
  7. momok

    momok TS Rookie Posts: 2,265

    Hi,

    Since you are using NOD32 now, I would suggest giving it sometime and continue trying it out. If it suits you, that'd be the best case scenario. If not, you'd understand deeper exactly why it does not suit you and in what areas. That would help you in your quest for a better internet security program.


    Regards,
    Your friendly Momok =)
     
  8. TommyDDD

    TommyDDD TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okee thank you :)
     
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