Multiple Antivirus Programs

Discussion in 'WormGuard' started by C. Tanner, Apr 26, 2003.

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  1. C. Tanner

    C. Tanner Guest

    In a post from another forum it read:
    "- Install and run full scans with an anti-virus utility - http://ravantivirus.com & http://grisoft.com are two free AV's
    - Install and run full scans with an anti-trojan utility -
    http://tds.diamondcs.com.au is the ONLY antitrojan I will EVER recommend, all the other ones (about twenty) that I have checked out have all been ABSOLUTE ----
    - You might also want to install wormguard -
    http://wormguard.diamondcs.com.au - this will protect you against most keyloggers, script-based attacks and exploits, as well as hostile batch files and some maliciously-coded web pages/help files/document macros, that kinda thing"

    Here is my question: I have AVG (antivirus) and ZoneAlert (firewall) installed. Can/should I install wormguard as well? Will this cause conflicts, be overkille or catch what the other 2 won't?

    Thanks! Tanner
     
  2. Jooske

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    Hi C. Tanner,
    welcome to the forum!

    You should not be without WormGuard a minute, no matter what else is on the system, as it does protect you from so much more, it's a worm and scripts specialist and you can add more extensions to be blocked, while you can look inside blocked files in the safe mode so you know why and can decide to run anyway or not, etc etc etc
    Hope you have TDS in the meantime too, and Port Explorer to look at all connections and processes mapped to ports and not to forget the AutostartViewer to see all that is started on your system automatically.
    If you also get the best anti spy software like the SpybotS&D and Ad-aware 6 and have a look at the JavaCool tools here and euhmmmmm you had already an antivirus and a firewall so you get nicely in the direction for multilayered security.
    Not to forget it is all nice and secure and it can be even fun and happy experience with these!
    Make sure you get your free evaluation copies and enjoy!
    Don't hesitate to post your questions as we overhere love to help users with the nice software we enjoy so much using ourselves.
     
  3. Patrice

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    Hi C. Tanner!

    No, this will not cause any conflicts on your system You are right, if you install more than one AV-scanners there could be a conflict, but not if you are installing an AV-scanner, an AT-scanner, a firewall and Wormguard. These are special tools, which scan for special threats.

    I really suggest that you install Wormguard because it's providing you a good security about malicious scripst, code,... where AV-scanners don't give a lot of security. The footprint of the program is very low! But the provided security is very high!

    Best regards!

    Patrice
     
  4. Peaches4U

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    Hi Tanner - I have 2 AV programs running and glad I did. Often a virus can be created so as to disable an AV program instantly in order to get through ..... a second AV program can pick it up as it did in my case. Read WormGuard & Sobig virus. It was AVG that showed in their report that Norton was infected. Now I could be wrong about all this but I do know that when I had Norton AV only a year ago [had Win 98 then] , the JS Exception virus was designed to disable the AV upon entry which it did - this is why I believe that having AVG running helped rather than hinder. Anyone out there have any differing experience or expertise? :)
     
  5. DougRees

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    I recently installed AVG as a backup antivirus to my main AV program, NOD32. I have disabled the resident shield & email scanning features of AVG, and only run it once a week. I chose AVG because it's (relatively) small, fast, unobtrusive, & FREE, although it would not be my choice for a primary AV program. AVG also allows me to create a rescue disk for my system, which NOD32 doesn't do.

    In addition to the two AVs, I have Sygate Personal Firewall Pro, TDS-3, Wormguard, and Spybot installed. Don't know about having two AVs, and would appreciate any feedback anyone might have.
     
  6. Jooske

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    Welcome DougRees
    you have actually two AV programs, is your question two ATs, one beside TDS and WG?
    What you have covers already a lot of the actual trojans/worms as well.
    You might like to try Port Explorer as an addition to look at concrete connections all happening here and now, to see if any unhappy infection would have started a hidden process. Marvelous tool.
    Not only now with the new Bugbear outbreak, but permanently!
     
  7. Pilli

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    Hello Tanner, I have Wormguard always on :D TDS3 with execution protection installed (available in the paid for version). NOD32 as my resident AV scanner with KAV as my on demand and scheduled AV scanner.
    I would also recommend Avast Antivirus over AVG as a free scanner as, according to virus bulletin, Avast has a better detection rate
     
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