Best complement to KAV2009?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ChrisP, Aug 7, 2008.

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  1. ChrisP

    ChrisP Suspended Member

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    Im currently running the latest release of KAV2009 - which cures the slowdown issue of previous 2009. I have full versions of SAS, a2 and MBAM. Given I have KAV, which ONE of my other AMs should I use in realtime?

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  2. ambient_88

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    I would say SAS Pro.
     
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    I second that. :)
     
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    I third that
     
  5. ChrisP

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    I forgot to mention - Im running SuperAdBlocker with the realtime scanning enabled = is the scannong of SAB much woese than SAS?
     
  6. ambient_88

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    I'm not really sure. I'd say disable SAB's real-time scanning and enable SAS Pro's.
     
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    SAB uses the same signatures as SAS, detection wise it shouldn't be better or worse. But SAB does use an older engine, I think it uses the engine that was in SAS v3.9. The main difference is that SAB doesn't have as many options in it's scanning module.

    Think of it like this:

    SAS Free
    SAS Personal (which doesn't exist, but if it were to exist then SAB would fall into this category.)
    SAS Professional
     
  8. ChrisP

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    I believe SAB uses the older engine - does not have direct disk access etc - so isnt the detection going to be worse?
     
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    Theorically yes, that is for on-demand scanning. For protection it should be the same. Anyway, for more info you could ask here http://forums.superantispyware.com/index.php
     
  10. BlueZannetti

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    I'd call it a day for the realtime. Actually, that's how I run all my machines (between KAV2009/KIS2009/NOD32 V3/Dr Web), it's not unique to KAV2009.

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    Are you saying there is no added secirity from SAS etc in realtime?
     
  12. BlueZannetti

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    Not necessarily, and the general answer is very context sensitive in which that context is usage profile dependent.

    In a very real sense, the only security you add that is functionally relevant is security that addresses a plausibly experienced threat. The important wrinkle with computer security is that one should take some reasonable measures against rather low frequency exposure events - and that happens to have a large personal component built in.

    I tend to be rather sensitive to performance hits. In my case, Dr Web is running on my primary machine because it has provided the best tradeoff between performance hit vs functionality over the last year or so (IMHO). NOD32 V3 is run with a default configuration on a Vista Ultimate machine, while the various KIS/KAV2009 installs were performed with a number of modules deselected (web AV, content filtering, and a couple of others that escape me at the moment (I'm on the road)) to improve performance. For my own usage profile and other factors (use of SuRun/LUA on my main machine, go to partition virtualization in the event of dodgy surfing, etc.), all of these tradeoffs make perfect sense. For some other user, these tradeoffs may not make sense.

    Whenever a balance needs to be struck between competing personalized demands and constraints, there is no "one size fits all" solution. There are a continuum of solutions that reflect a continuum of scenarios spanning possible usage profiles.

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    your protection is too much. your very much protected.
     
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