Add SuperAntispyware to my security setup?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by rOadToIS, Jan 11, 2009.

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  1. rOadToIS

    rOadToIS Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I am using ZoneAlarm Antivirus with firewall, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware free, and sandboxie when surfing.
    I recently uninstalled DriveSentry due to conflicts caused by DS with my system.
    As a result, I am considering adding SuperAntispyware to fill in the gap of DriveSentry.
    Should I add SuperAntispyware to my security setup, or is it unnecessary?

    Please advise.
     
  2. GES/POR

    GES/POR Registered Member

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    Not needed!
     
  3. Starbuck50

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    Actually adding SuperAntiSpyware as an 'On Demand' scanner, can't do any harm.
    Scanning with MBAM and SAS alternately with give you the best of both worlds.
    Never leave everything up to one program.
     
  4. TechOutsider

    TechOutsider Registered Member

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    SAS failed for me; failed to detect a sample of malware and that was it.
     
  5. m00nbl00d

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    I don't think that's the path to follow. There is no antimalware product that will detect everything, and we all know that. So, will we all ditch them, if our antimalware products fail to detect something? Then, what will we do, if a new setup will also fail at detecting something?

    What if any other preventive measure we have also fail to prevent. Will we also ditch them? Etc... By the end, we'll end up without any security? :)

    Now, for the user that opened the thread.

    Since you browse sandboxed, I would say your system already has a great deal of security, but as everything else, still won't provide a 100% defensive wall. So, adding SUPERAntispyware Free as an on-demand scanner won't hurt a bit, and will be a great addition to MalwareBytes. I'm not saying that both will detect 100%, still both together will cover more than just one.

    Regards
     
  6. Starbuck50

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    and pray tell, what program has ever detected everything??
    That's why i said to run more than one 'On Demand' malware scanner.
    Security is better layered.
     
  7. LoneWolf

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    Can't argue with that. :D
     
  8. jdd58

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    Agree here. You're already well protected. SAS is great, adding it wouldn't hurt, but why not try another type of program like Returnil free? You can use it for security or testing software installs that don't require reboot.

    Also waiting for DriveSentry to sort out their problems.
     
  9. Page42

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    I wouldn't add SAS. You already have MBAM. If you want something else on-demand, consider Avira Antivir Personal.
     
  10. illicit

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    As a couple others have stated, no AS detects/cleans all malware, so having multiple on-demand is never a bad idea. If you were asking if you should add SAS real-time, then I would say that is not necessary.
     
  11. TechOutsider

    TechOutsider Registered Member

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    I decided to stick to online scanners.
     
  12. Victek

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    I do a lot of work removing malware in the field, and a combination of MBAM and SAS is what works best for me. They are both good programs, but neither one removes everything. I use MBAM first because it will install in SAFE mode. Aftereward the system will usually boot into normal mode and I can install SAS.
     
  13. progress

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    Right, but you can replace MBAM with SAS :p
     
  14. playa4life

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    Spyware Doctor Would Fill..It's much better than SAS
     
  15. virtumonde

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    Even if many of us here at Wilders have quite a few security apps running realtime,that doesn't mean that security consts in number of antimalware programs.
    You said you want to add SAS to fill the gap.I never used Drive sentry but it surely doesn't look like SAS.It seems an HiPS,which you already have one if running Zone Alarm.
    You can read if u want this interesting thread about how can you can get infected in the 1st place and how to use your PC habbits &configure your antimalware tools (if needed) to avoid malware rather than scan for it :) .
    That beeing said Superantispyware even the pro version seems compatible with other tools if realtime,and certainly doesn't do any harm having it on demand.Personally i don't like on demand tools ,but maybe i trust my habbits to much :)
     
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