Antivirus AND Anti-spyware?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by noduser, Mar 22, 2007.

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  1. noduser

    noduser Registered Member

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    Is it necessary to use an anti-spyware program in addition to an antivirus program?
     
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    Using Spywareblaster, Spywareguard, the Immunize-function of Spybot S&D, Firefox (no-script/adblock) and doing scans now and then with free scanners (AVG-AS, SAS, Spybot S&D) wouldn't hurt.
     
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    I would use both. There are great AV products that can detect Spyware, but i would rather use specialized program which is designed to detect spyware. Ihope you can make sense out of my reply.o_O
     
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    That depends, what other security software do you use?
    You can get a solid protection with freeware software.
     
  5. noduser

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    All I use is NOD32
     
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    Well, I guess, that you have Windows Firewall enabled along with NOD32 realtime.
    You might add Spyware Terminator (free, light realtime AS) and ondemand A2 + SAS.
     
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    If that's really all then also throw in MJ Registry Watcher, SSM free, Winpatrol free and Peerguardian and a good firewall and you should be covered well.
     
  8. Randy_Bell

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    Make sure you have a good firewall running. I only use NIS 2007 now, which contains the firewall + AV, and has somewhat "OK" anti-spyware built in too. You can also get free programs like AVG Anti-Spyware and run on-demand scans to make sure you're clean. :) ;)
     
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