can i remove antivirus if i use another thing

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  1. xandros

    xandros Registered Member

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    can i remove antivirus if i use deep freez or norton ghost or recovery genius ??

    coz every time i restart the computer every thing will return same before

    plz tell me if its will protect my pc ?
     
  2. The_Duality

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    Well, if you do banking on your machine, or anything else concerning private information, Deepfreeze isn't going to stop it from getting keylogged and getting out. Plenty of people do what you suggest, very successfully - but it all depends on your personal needs and preferences.
     
  3. xandros

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    thanx for reply
    mmmmmmmmm
    i dont use banking i dont have visa card or any thing about money
    i just play chatting & browse the internet
    thats what i do
    so deep freeze or recovery genius or norton ghost
    will protect my pc and return it same first time i use when i restart my pc or its just a fake ??
    for example if i brows the net and i visit one site and there is a virus in side this site , then this virus coming to my pc , after restart the virus or spyware will remove ??
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    DeepFreeze, ... will remove any change on your system partition, so you have in theory a 100% removal, but that happens only after reboot.

    Malware that installs itself between two reboots is able to do its evil job, if it has time enough to execute itself.
    I don't use DeepFreeze, but I have also a similar frozen environment and I don't need scanners to remove malware.
    I need security software that stop the execution of malware between two reboots, like anti-executable softwares, sandbox softwares and malicious behavior softwares, HIPS.
     
  5. trjam

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    I would use Deep Freeze with Geswall Free, Sandboxie, or, dare I say, Threatfire. You will be fine.
     
  6. xandros

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    thank you thank you thank you

    i will try tomorow deep freeze & recovery genius & shadowuser

    and i will see which one light on my computer

    tomorow i will tell u which one light on my pc
     
  7. trjam

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    I am lost. I thought you said to use with Deep Freeze. If not look at my sig for the lightest.
     
  8. ErikAlbert

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    DeepFreeze is too strict for a home user.
    ShadowUser is a bit old.
    ShadowDefender is a good choice as trjam already said.
     
  9. trjam

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    True, true, Deep Freeze blew my mind and PC.;)
     
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    LOL. I'm not surprised. DF is only good for schools, libraries, labs, ...
     
  11. xandros

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    thanx
    i will try shadow defender too no problem
     
  12. xandros

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    i try at the first shadowUser
    and i remove the uninstall the antivirus
    also uninstall firewall

    i try many times to remove many things from the system but after reboot *restart* every thing be ok its same a magic wow wow wow
    any way i feel im in the safe site with shadow user even the virus come to my computer just restart & every thing will be ok.

    i feel its light on my pc
    see the pic
     

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  13. farmerlee

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    Even if you do online banking, something like deepfreeze would work well. Just do your online dealings first thing after reboot while your system is clean and you should have no worries.
     
  14. ErikAlbert

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    I agree, I also used that method, when my bank had a weaker login procedure.
     
  15. xandros

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    thanx for every body for the help
     
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    ShadowDefender is even lighter :D
     
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    How easy is it to save things (like say, downloads you know to be safe, etc) to the disk when shadowdefender/user is running? I find sometimes with Sandboxie - it can be annoying to constantly have to go back to the file explorer and find the files I want written to disk; is it any more intuitive?

    I may consider a setup like this when my AV renewal comes up - im intregued.
     
  18. trjam

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    The simple is way is to set up a folder and exclude it. Then when you want to save something just save it there and on reboot it stays. It really is simple and you will find that out. Go ahead and try it now with your AV. I gave mine up,no you didnt, yes I did.;)
     
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    Here is whats cool. My only issue at the start with ShadowDefender was the ability to save emails. I knew I could save them to a folder that was excluded but, without a AV, if the email had a virus, then it could get loose on reboot.

    This is where Geswall comes in. As my email is isolated in Geswall, I can save a email to my excluded folders and it stays isolated. On reboot, it is still there, isolated and not a issue to open.
    I could not do this with SafeSpace or Sandboxie. This was the only solution that I could find that I liked and worked.. There may be others but it is my solution to dumping my AV and AS.
     
  20. farmerlee

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    I use faronics mapping tool freebie which i have setup to relocate my documents to a safe location so they're not lost upon reboot.
     
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    Cheers for the replies Trjam and farmerlee :)

    I think I will get a free trial of ShadowDefender and try this out when I have some time on my hands (its the final push before exams at the moment). It sounds great that I can simply exclude a folder and set my browser to download to it when i know what I am downloading is safe :thumb:

    I'm glad it's working out for you xandros - I must say I had my reservations about whether it was an effective security solution - but I will have to try it myself; I'm really interested to see how it works.
     
  22. trjam

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    Keep in mind, Farmerlee doesnt show to be using SD. And frankly with Geswall I am thinking iy may be overkill for me.
     
  23. farmerlee

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    Yeh i use deepfreeze with the mapping tool not shadowdefender. I tried out deepfreeze with defensewall once but it was definitely overkill for my needs so now its just defensewall.
     
  24. xandros

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    i try today shadow defender
    its very light on my pc too
    see the pic

    thanx to tell me about shadow defender its very very light on the computer
     

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  25. Nike_P

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    it depends what is the other thing you will use?
     
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