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Does NOD32, and Privatefirewall cause BSODs?

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12-25-2012, 09:30 AM #1
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Does NOD32, and Privatefirewall cause BSODs?
Hey everyone,

It's been some time since I was last on here.

Does both Privatefirewall, and NOD32 for the Antivirus is known to cause BSODs, and would both of these products be safe? Or would there be better recommendations and better alternatives out there?

Have a nice Christmas everyone!

Thank you if someone could provide some info!

12-25-2012, 03:36 PM #2
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RE: Does NOD32, and Privatefirewall cause BSODs?
Hello?

I'm sorry for being inpatient, but is there an expected wait time until someone replies with answers?

I'm sorry again to push someone to reply, and I don't mean it.

12-26-2012, 10:58 AM #3
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RE: Does NOD32, and Privatefirewall cause BSODs?
From what I can tell, Private Firewall doesn't appear to have many BSOD issues. NOD32 however seems to have quite a few search results pertaining to BSODs.

It may depend on what system you're running. I use COMODO Firewall/Norton End Point Security.. I've also had great experience with Avira as well. COMODO and Avira are both free....

12-26-2012, 11:05 AM #4
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RE: Does NOD32, and Privatefirewall cause BSODs?
I don't mind Comodo as a Firewall, and you just told me its a good Firewall, but I don't like the way they designed it for v6 2013. I, however, liked the older versions like the version before v6. Do you agree that the older versions of Comodo Firewall looks better? Which version do you use? If you use v5, or something, where could I download it from?

12-26-2012, 11:26 AM #5
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RE: Does NOD32, and Privatefirewall cause BSODs?
I am unaware of Comodo moving to v6. As far as I can tell you can still download v5 from their site.

However, if you're looking for older versions you can check this:
http://www.oldapps.com/comodo_firewall.php

12-26-2012, 11:48 AM #6
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RE: Does NOD32, and Privatefirewall cause BSODs?
Thank you. The latest is 6.0.260739.

12-26-2012, 01:29 PM #7
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RE: Does NOD32, and Privatefirewall cause BSODs?
(12-26-2012, 10:58 AM)KoBE Wrote:  From what I can tell, Private Firewall doesn't appear to have many BSOD issues. NOD32 however seems to have quite a few search results pertaining to BSODs.

It may depend on what system you're running. I use COMODO Firewall/Norton End Point Security.. I've also had great experience with Avira as well. COMODO and Avira are both free....

If I read your post correctly that you use Comodo Firewall only, and Norton Endpoint for your Antivirus? Please reply back and let me know if I read it correctly.

12-26-2012, 02:33 PM #8
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12-27-2012, 12:20 PM #9
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RE: Does NOD32, and Privatefirewall cause BSODs?
Hi KoBE,

I have some questions for you?

1.) Which antivirus do you prefer between Avira, and Norton Endpoint?

2.) When installing Comodo Firewall 5.12, do you use as leaving check box ticked off to use Comodo DNS? Or do you prefer/recommend a stronger free DNS, and possibly offers strong malware blocking?

I appreciate if you could answer those questions. I'll be waiting to see the answers on what is better for security based on my questions.

12-27-2012, 12:27 PM #10
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RE: Does NOD32, and Privatefirewall cause BSODs?
Please keep in mind I'm not a security expert by any means... I'm just letting you know how I have it set up.

1) Avira IMO is more paranoid than Norton. It's good if you mess around with potentially bad files.

2) I decided to continue to use the DNS from my ISP. I don't download many applications from untrusted sources, and if I do, I'll typically run it in a sandbox first to be sure it's not doing anything. If you are more paranoid, you can use their DNS.




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