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Kudos0

rootkits

First, I know the optimal, very best answer is to upgrade to NIS2009

but my question is:

Does Norton Antivirus 2008 (version 15.0.0.58) protect against rootkits (and bots)?

at least sufficient protection? ( I know NIS 2009 would provide EXCELLENT protection, but is NAV2008 providing sufficient protection)

Message Edited by NY1986 on 06-05-2009 04:46 AM

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Kudos0

Re: rootkits

First, I know the optimal, very best answer is to upgrade to NIS2009

but my question is:

Does Norton Antivirus 2008 (version 15.0.0.58) protect against rootkits (and bots)?

at least sufficient protection? ( I know NIS 2009 would provide EXCELLENT protection, but is NAV2008 providing sufficient protection)

Message Edited by NY1986 on 06-05-2009 04:46 AM
Kudos0

Re: rootkits

Ok

I won't answer the obvious way ;)

But NIS 2008 will protect you the right way from rootkits indeed. No need to worry

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: rootkits

All I can say is that the product stated it did.  Now, I have not run this product so I can not testify to its effectiveness.  I'm sure NAV2008 does look for hidden files and checks them as best it can. 

Bots would be another story because if it "sneaked" into your system your Inbound Worm Blocker may or quite possibly not block the outbound traffic from a bot.

Because the technology of the engines in 2008 products has been out for a least 2+ years, malware writers have been able to examine it and write software to get around the engine's routines.  This is why it is so vital (in security products at least) to update to the latest engines and routines for checking one's system.

Win10 x64; Proud graduate of GeeksToGo
Kudos1 Stats

Re: rootkits

Considering the increasing number of rootkit infections we are seeing on the forum right now, it will not pay to be over-confident in any security product.  Security is a combined effort between patching vulnerabilities, updating your programs to the most secure version, and practicing safe browsing (or at least as safe as possible).  Nothing is bullet proof.

There has been at least one NAV2008 rootkit infection that appears to have crashed the users computer to the point that the user has been heard from no more.

Quads has been able to work longer with NIS2009 infections.

Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain
Kudos0

Re: rootkits

NIS 2008 will provide nominal, at the most just less than adequate protection.

 

I for one do not have much faith in outdated security programs, no matter how top of the line they were back in their glory days. NIS 2009 boasts so many feature, and more importantly speed, improvements over its 2008 counterpart.

 

In my mind too many people fail to understand how important and how simple it is to always have the most updated security software. Hackers know how important it is to be one step ahead of the people they are targeting, why shouldn't we think the same way?

Kudos0

Re: rootkits

so if I have a rootkit now, I wouldn't even know it? And installing NIS 2009 would be too late wouldn't it?
Kudos0

Re: rootkits

If you read the rootkit posts by Bohemianbob, Kingcoltzan, and luvrly, you will have an idea of the various symptoms.  There does not seem to be anything wrong with your machine.
Under certain circumstances profanity provides relief denied even to prayer.Mark Twain

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