AV recommended with DefenseWall?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by mvdu, Nov 23, 2008.

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  1. mvdu

    mvdu Registered Member

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    I know that with its untrusted list, DefenseWall prevents infection. But my thinking is that nothing is 100%, so wouldn't an AV still be recommended with it?
     
  2. firzen771

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    ur sig already says ur using Avira antivir, so i suggest staying with that, great AV.
     
  3. vijayind

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    I am using NIS 2009, no problems so far.
     
  4. greenhorn113

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    Does anyone know if DefenseWall would complement a HIPS less Security Suite such as ESS for example.

    I am sick of issues with conflicting progs not evident from the start and when I last ran ESS it was the smoothest/lightest suite for my system but I wanted more protection and am now thinking that if I run both that with DefenseWall untrusting browsers, downloads and email progs,it would offer adequate protection for someone not averse to surfing the dark side, or am I barking up the wrong tree. o_O
     
  5. Kees1958

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    ThreatFire complements DW real well. It is a vey effective combo, since you do not have to worry about untrusted files (are guarded by DW).

    When a system intrusion occurs TF checks its AV data base for known malware or undesired applications. With this simple combo you have policy management, behaviour blocking, AntiVirus/Malware and outbound protection.

    Runs well together.
     
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    Avira and Comodo(Firewall+D+) both play very well with DW.
     
  7. greenhorn113

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    Thanks but I am more interested in possibly supplementing ESS and figured DefenseWall as a HIPS may be a possibility if its not duplicating anything.o_O
     
  8. greenhorn113

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    First part done, current Firewall and AntiVirus uninstalled and 30 day trial ESS installed, next DefenseWall trial tomorrow night.:)
     
  9. Makav3l1

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    Well I'll put another vote in for the stick with Avira crowd.
     
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    Eset and DefenseWall are a very good combination.
     
  11. mvdu

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    Thanks, all. If I added DefenseWall to the other apps in my sig, that wouldn't be too much, would it?
     
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    shouldnt be to bad, although i feel comodo memory firewall would be a waste with everything else.
     
  13. farmerlee

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    Personally i don't use a realtime scanner with defensewall anymore. I prefer to use sandboxie combined with defensewall. I run my browser sandboxed and have sandboxie running as untrusted with defensewall.
     
  14. Rivalen

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    Free Antivir has worked well for me with DW since DW-beta days years ago. At the time Ilya recommended the use of an AV alongside DW - especially for me who is a nonsavvy user.

    Best Regards
     
  15. Ilya Rabinovich

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    Yep, and I still recommend to use AV for the non-savvy users in order to automatically remove malware modules from their hard drivers. Also, multi-layered defense system is always stronger then only one-layer one.
     
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    Well on my rig something is conflicting with DefenseWall it keeps having to close, so back to the drawing board, I have reinstalled a few times, even trying a system restore, so no possible traces.

    I am keen to keep ESS as it runs best on my laptop (xp pro s3), but knowing that no antivirus is guaranteed to offer 100% protection, want to supplement it with a program that will cover its back so to speak.

    I am discarding Online Armor paid and Antivir Premium to try a new set up, so I imagine GesWall is my only other option, which I will now read up on.

    Gh113 :blink:
     
  17. Ilya Rabinovich

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    Skin engine issue?
     
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    Hi Ilya,

    Please elaborate, I haven't uninstalled yet and am now at work so will not be able to deal with until tonight.

    I like the simplicity of DefenseWall, requiring little user interaction and in theory offering additional protection that standard anti virus/anti spyware may not.

    GH113 o_O
     
  19. O.Alexander

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    I think any AV goes well along with DW.
    I tried about 10 AVs with DW,
    no problems at all.

    You should find your own AV that you like. :)
     
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    Using Avira premium with DefenseWall and Comodo fw without the D+.
    Was causing a few conflicts with some programs.
    Probably the two hips running together.
     
  21. Ilya Rabinovich

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    ActiveSkin skin engine is used now is buggy, it crashes under odd conditions when displaying popup notifications of DefenseWall. So, your symptoms are very similar.
     
  22. greenhorn113

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    So does that mean that I have to look elsewhere to supplement a security suite which I hope to be ESS, or is there something able to be done.o_O

    GH113
     
  23. Tony

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    Ilya has someone working on a new skin that will solve the issue, hopefully imminently. :)
     
  24. Ilya Rabinovich

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    Skin engine migration is in process. Unfortunately, it's not as quick as I thought. Free lance programmer is quite slow.
     
  25. greenhorn113

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    Thanks Tony, I assume whatever the issue only some systems are affected,depending on what else is installed.

    I guess for the time being I will have to try something else and hope its resolved before my 30 day trial of ESS ends.

    GH113:doubt:
     
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