Avira Premium Suite or this other combo ?

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  1. Banshee

    Banshee Registered Member

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    Hi,

    which one of these 2 would be better in your opinion ?

    Antivir Classic+Comodo+SSM+FF+noscript + some AS _or_ Avira Premium Suite ?


    Thanks:D
     
  2. farmerlee

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    Well it probably depends on how knowledgable you are. If you know your way around ssm then that combined with av+fw is your best option. If you want a no fuss easy to use solution then avira security suite is your best bet.
     
  3. Banshee

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    Farmerlee,

    Thanks for posting. I really appreciate it.

    Anyway I am not a SSM guru but I'd like to think I can make good use of it.What I usually do is, with SSM, protect my os,av and fw.I also sandbox firefox and my email client (with sandboxie).I then "disconnect user interface" .I am not sure I'm 100% protected but I feel kinda safe like that.

    As far as avira is concerned I don't know how good it is catching spyware and malware in general and not sure its firewall is as strong as comodo.I'd like to be able to tell my fw what app connects to what ip and to what port.Can avira's fw do that ?

    Antivir Classic doesn't have an email scanner but since I sandbox my email client it should not be a problem.On top of that I use mailwasher pro...
     
  4. farmerlee

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    I'm not too familiar with the antivir firewall unfortunately, you may have to test it out and see for yourself if it can do what you need it to do. There was a user who posted his results from testing the firewall here,
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=156084&highlight=avira

    I thought antivir PE included mailguard but maybe i'm mistaken. You can always try Avast or AVG as they are both free and have email protection.

    If you are using the full version of ssm it does allow you to control what app may access what ip. I don't think it covers ports yet tho. I'm no ssm guru myself i'm just learning as i go.
     
  5. trjam

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    avira security suite, the firewall is relatively easy to set up.
     
  6. jasonago

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    Money wise, Avira Security Suite is a better deal. But if you want a stronger outbound protection, a dedicated HIPS or sandboxing technology may help.

    I've heard that Avira's antispyware and adware detection rates are also good BUT I doubt if Avira can clean remnants like registry codes, cookies, icon files, and other extra non-executable files that adwares and spywares are installing. In this case, a dedicated antispyware program like Spybot or Spyware doctor may help.
     
  7. BVKH

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    Hi,

    As I have said, the APSS is exhalent and the firewall is solid with plenty of configuration and tweaks. But I would always run specific Spyware hunters as well,:shifty: my choice is (Ewido 7 & Ad-Aware plus).

    Regards
    BVKH

    Ps: Happy festive holidays to all.:D :D :D
     
  8. Banshee

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    My question was/is: Is it as strong as Comodo/Oupost ? Just to name 2 good ones.And..can you enter the ips,ports etc you want the app to connect to ?


    Quote from #3 "I'd like to be able to tell my fw what app connects to what ip and to what port.Can avira's fw do that ?"
     
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  9. NSG001

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    Is it 'rules based' like Outpost/Comodo ?
    That's what peeps are asking.
     
  10. gevin

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    If your SSM is SSM free, then that is a "superb free DIY suite" available today!
     
  11. BVKH

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    Hi,

    I am really sorry not coming back to this thread sooner, but Festive holidays and all. I really can’t compare the APSS Firewall to Comodo/Oupost as I have not used them, my Firewall prior to Aviras was Ghostwall, but for more info re letting certain app`s connect to specific IP`s have a look here,

    http://forum.antivir-pe.de/thread.php?threadid=16119

    Regards
    BVKH
     
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