Evaluate My System Security Software

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Prototype0, Dec 21, 2006.

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  1. Prototype0

    Prototype0 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I was wondering what the forum goers think of this security setup on my PC:

    AVG Free 7.5.432
    Cyberhawk 1.2.0.39
    ZoneAlarm Free 6.5.737
    SpywareBlaster 3.5.1
    Spybot-S&D 1.4
    Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06

    Any suggestions for improvement/additions to the security suite?

    Thanks!
     
  2. cupez80

    cupez80 Registered Member

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    i would change :
    spybot n ad-aware with ewido free
    avg --> antivir pe classic
     
  3. MalwareDie

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    Ya same i prefer Avira Antivir PEC. Spybot and adaware can be replaced by ewido/avg antispyware and super antispyware
     
  4. Prototype0

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    I forgot all about Ewido er AVG Antispyware. I've added this to my security suite. Too bad the resident shield terminates after the 30 day eval. Is this feature worth paying for? Any freeware out there that does the same thing as well or better?

    I've read several reviews that have said AVG is the best AV going with Avast second and Antivir pe classic third. I haven't tested this myself and have relied on the reviewers opinions. Do you happen to have a site that compares the 3 in a more thorough manner?
     
  5. theshadow247

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    i would change.avg.to antivir pe classic (free)
    cyberhawk to system safety monitor or prosecurity.or just add
    zonealarm to comodo personal firewall (free)
    spybot and ad-aware with superantispyware (free)
     
  6. Prototype0

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    Just did a quick re-read on a review of the 3 AVs...The main reason Antivir trails is because it lacks an email scanner. But detection rate is better than AVG and Avast. Do you think an email scanner is more important that detection rate?
     
  7. WSFuser

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    no. when (and if) u download attachments, antivir will scan them on disk.

    also i agree with malwaredie, ditch ad-aware and spybot for avg antispyware and/or superantispyware free. both are good.
     
  8. Prototype0

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    Excellent point. I'm going to switch my AV. What about Spybot's immunization feature? It does immunize more objects than spyware blaster (also misses some that spyware blaster hits).
     
  9. Prototype0

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    Updated Suite:

    AVG Antispyware 7.5.0.50
    SuperAntiSpyware 3.4.1000
    Comodo Firewall 2.3.6
    Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 7.00.00.47
    SpywareBlaster 3.5.1

    Now...major question...theshadow247 mention System Safety Monitor. Is the free version 2.0.8.583 as good as Cyberhawk 1.2.0.39?
     
  10. WSFuser

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    i dont use immunization but id go with just spyware blaster.

    as for SSM vs Cyberhawk...each product works differently and i dont have much experience to compare the two. SSM is a HIPS and Cyberhawk a behavior blocker.
     
  11. theshadow247

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    i agree.system safety monitor and cyberhawk are not the same i should of mentioned that sorry.and yes the free system safety monitor is 2.0.8.583.for me when i install cyberhawk it slows my system.but i would test it for myself to know for shure how it is on your system..
     
  12. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    well, i dissagree with using antivir free over avg free.

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    my security is simple:

    router with firewall
    dr.web





    told you it was simple :D
     
  13. Legendkiller

    Legendkiller Registered Member

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    I think the ideal config,would be:
    a)Avast HE
    b)Comodo FW/ZA PRO
    c)Spyware Terminator
    d)Any proactive soft you like
     
  14. Firefighter

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    I've chosen much lighter setup, which is good enough to overall protection.

    COMODO Free Firewall 2.3.6.81
    AVG Antivirus Free 7.5.432
    Spyware Terminator 1.7.0.899 with HIPS enabled
    SpywareBlaster 3.5.1

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
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  15. the Tester

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    Your updated suite looks good.:thumb:
     
  16. lodore

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    my setup is simple to.
    KIS6.0
    mvps hosts file
    Router
    and spyware blaster
    lodore
     
  17. Prototype0

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    After a bit of testing and weighing pros and cons (a serious con for me is nag screens and such) I've decided on the following security suite:

    AVG Antispyware 7.5.0.50 Free (On Demand AS Scanner) Free
    Spybot S&D 1.4 (On Demand AS Scanner) Free
    Comodo Firewall 2.3.6 (Firewall) Free
    Spyware Terminator 1.7.0.899 with HIPS enabled (Real Time AS Scanner) Free
    System Safety Monitor 2.2.0.603 (HIPS Real-Time Scanner) Purchased
    SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 (Spyware Innoculation) Free
    AVG Antivirus 7.5.432 (Real-Time AV Scanner) Free

    The reason I chose AVG over antivir is the splash screen on boot. That was a real turn off. The only other AV I was considering is the one from AOL but I'm not prepared to test it out myself. Has any else? Also, any thoughts on this updated security configuration would be appreciated!
     
  18. lodore

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    turn off the hips in spyware terminator since you got system safety monitor payed you dont need the hips in spyware terminator.
    lodore
     
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    I'm using AOL AVS in preference to Avira, Avast and AVG (slightly intrigued why they all start with 'A' though:) ). Used Avast for 9 months, but got frustrated by the quirky interface and slow scans. I tried AVG briefly and have to say I like the interface, it's just that I am not very confident in its ability to identify viruses. The downside of Avira is the daily nag screen, failed updates and no email monitor. To me AOL AVS provides the best compromise offered by any of the free AV offerings.
     
  21. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    the trade off with aol active virus shield is the aol interface and the aol icon.
    other than that its a free version of kaspersky.
    lodore
     
  22. jaydub

    jaydub Registered Member

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    Much as I'd rather not act as a billboard for AOL, Kaspersky for free (and I know it doesn't have all the additional modules of KAV or KIS) is a pretty good offer in my books.

    The interface looks almost identical to Kaspersky's screens as far as I can tell, so no worries there.
     
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