Are these programs ok to use together?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by tea_anyone?, Jan 11, 2005.

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  1. tea_anyone?

    tea_anyone? Guest


    Does anyone know if these programs are ok to use together? or do you actually use them together yourself? Process Guard, Prevx, and Desktop Armor.

    I was especially interested in anyone's opinion of Desktop Armor (there is a free version available) because I have not heard much about the program and was wondering how good (or not) the program may really be.

    Also, how similar do you think Prevx and Desktop Armor are in what they do? Would it be ok to use them together?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    Desktop Armor seems quite a good program what I find good about it is its ability to defend against phishing scams. If you run it together with processguard, prevx, or some other security program i think it should be perfectly ok. Just hope that the programs won't have any incompatibilities or confilcts between each other.
    Prevx and desktop armor seem to have some similar protection, but running them side-by-side should be ok.
  3. tea_anyone?

    tea_anyone? Guest

    Hi Nadirah,

    Thanks for your reply. That's what I was really wondering about the programs, if I can run them all together without any conflicts.
  4. Notok

    Notok Registered Member

    May 28, 2004
    Portland, OR (USA)
    Desktop Armor would heavily overlap with Prevx, you would probably be best off choosing one or the other. Desktop Armor may be better for the less technically savvy, but Prevx seems the more comprehensive of the two.

    One thing that Desktop Armor does provide that Prevx doesn't is content filtering. If you decide to go with Prevx, you can also get something like Proxomitron to provide even greater control of pop-ups, "web bugs", sounds, banner ads, etc. If you download and import Kye-Us filters(see the "browser security pack" thread) then it will even filter out specific malicious scripts used by trojans, spyware, and other malware.

    Also download these small, free, programs that will do much more to configure your system for better security. (scroll down to BugOff)
  5. tea_anyone?

    tea_anyone? Guest

    Thanks very much Notok for all that info! I guess with sp2 we no longer need dsostop and htastop. But the others seem very helpful. Cheers. :)
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