Any AV can give you just about 100 percent protection.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, Sep 4, 2007.

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    We argue so much about how a few points from IBKs site makes or breaks a AV. I dont know a lot but I have tried them all and the one thing I have learned, is that one little program can vastly improve any AV. If you add a simple program like Sandboxie and add IE or Firefox with your email, just about nothing is going to get through when used in conjunction with your AV. No matter what you use. The only one I have found that has issues is Kaspersky with Vista and Sandboxie. Doesnt mix. But even Esets beta works well with it. I am sure it is the PDM in Kaspersky that is the issue. But any AV and Sandboxie is really the most simple and easy way to go to protect yourself.
     
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    I agree on this one. It can't be all just about the AV. the most easy and best part will be a AV with maybe a little program. Or most importantly just Common Sense
     
  3. trjam

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    the funny thing is, is that it is free and if a idiot like me can set it up well,,,,,, :rolleyes:
     
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    The people that need most to study those results are those that are relatively security ignorant (the one's that know nothing of IBK or his tests).
    I do get a kick out of members here lamenting about their favorite AVs (or questioning testing methodologies), and their relative standing (-6% vs. the "other" AV).
    Meanwhile these same people are (for the most part) security savvy, with their battery of HIPs, sandboxes, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, virtualization, M$ alternatives, and rollback proggies.
    Go figure.
     
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    This is in the nature of human being to argue.:D
     
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    That is true trjam though, an AV's protection is usually referenced individually.
     
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    Second that.

    Avira Suite + Defensewall.

    Both nice and light, both top-notch.

    Both excellent forums.

    Ian
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i still like the setup of drweb, and nothing else :)

    its kept me 100% for quite a while now.

    edit: windows vista firewall is turned on too (default)
     
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    Simplistic-NAV 2007,SpyBot 1.5,Windows Firewall and blazin' like a Bugatti Veyron.
     
  10. Perman

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    Hi, folks: Perhaps a bit OP. How about a foolproof virtualization app, such as DeepFreeze plus GhostSecurity Suite(Both RegDefend and AppDefend) ? DF provides nearly 100% containment while Ghost serves to detect any variation/deviation of registry/application. It works for me so far. Any thoughts?
     
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    There are countless configs that will give excellent security with minimal resource utilization and hassle. In the end, all of them depend in the user managing those security setups.
     
  12. lodore

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    common sence is the best way to ensure yoru computer is safe.
    on any operating system.
    one day some malware writer will find a exploit for sandboxie and get past it.
    thats why common sence is so essential.
    lodore
     
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    Yes but only those without common sense go surfing the web without proper protection. Common sense and security products often go togheter. You would not leave your car in a safe area such as a good neighbourhood unlocked now would you. Yes most of the time notingh will happen but one incident will definetly put you on the right track again.
     
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    I agree with this all the way plus lodore emphasizing common sense. Here in the yellow pages in the phone book they say "Let your fingers do the walking" but the person behind the mouse and keyboard make the fingers work.
     
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    Sorry, but common sense doesnt equate to kids and teens.
     
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    I think even some adults lack it too :D
     
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