Ewido and Ad-aware ?

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by southcat, Dec 29, 2004.

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  1. southcat

    southcat Registered Member

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    Hello everybody, I am a newbie, may ask a stupid question, hope you won't mind it. ;)

    Ad-aware SE(with ad-watch)
    Ewido Security Suite

    Both Product can handle spyware, trojan,..., if i can only have one to act my system realtime scanner.

    Which one should i choose ? o_O


    (**Sorry for my english is not good :p )
     
  2. bigbuck

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    I think Ewido would be better for trojans...
     
  3. nadirah

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    TDS-3 is the BEST trojan detective. www.diamondcs.com.au
     
  4. Edwin024

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    That may be, but Ewido does more than only trojans... Diamond sells four or five programs to do the trick. Ewido is one program that does a lot like what DCS software is doing.
     
  5. Eldar

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    I use both, as well as others (see my sig). It gives good protection. :)
    Maybe an overkill, but I don't care as long as those nasties are kept away from my system.
    Best of all it doesn't give me any problems running them in real-time.
     
  6. gerardwil

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    Questions are never stupid, sometimes answers are ;)

    I would choose in your case for Ewido as realtime scanner and the free version of Adaware for on-demand scanning. Ewido will protect you better against trojans, hijackers etc.
    Regards,

    Gerard
     
  7. bigbuck

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    Why only one Southcat?
    I am using these without any clashes;
    Spybot S&D Free http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
    Adaware SE Free (No adwatch with free) http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
    Spywareblaster Free http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    Ewido Free (No real-time protect with free) http://www.ewido.net/en/
    And others here at Wilders are using many more.....
    Check Blackspear's apps... here
     
  8. peter.ewido

    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    Why? Because their website says so? ;)
     
  9. southcat

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    Thanks for your opinion.

    Because my computer is very old already, a poor system cannot run too many realtime protection otherwise my system will be very very slow . That is the problem. :doubt:
     
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    Clarification: Spywareblaster and Spybot S&D's "immunize" function use a simple feature of Windows to try to block known ActiveX controls, which in turn helps only when Internet Explorer is used.
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  12. nadirah

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    Seems like its high time you bought a new computer. ;)
     
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  13. Don Pelotas

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    I would go with Ewido as real-time and use the free versions of these:

    Spybot http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
    Adaware SE (No adwatch with free) http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
    Spywareblaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
     
  14. rdsu

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    My advice:

    Buy the ewido security suite plus, and use the free version of Ad-Aware SE, with Spybot-SD, SpywareBlaster and WinPatrol.
     
  15. TopperID

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    The question was simple, whether to use either Ad-Watch OR Ewido.

    I would recommend using BOTH (they are not doing the same job!). But if you insist on using just one, I would definately say use Ewido resident, with AdAware as a backup scanner, rather than vice versa. Because Ewido is aimed more at trojans in general and will protect against more of the nastier malware. Ad-Watch is primarily aimed at general spyware.

    If resources are a problem you may wish to trial Ewido first, to see how it affects your system, and then rethink things after that. I see no virtue in following all the above advice to try this or that prog at this stage (in so far as they are realtime at least). If resources were no problem you could throw them all on!!
     
  16. spy1

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    southcat -

    What operating system is on your computer? (Win98? Win98SE? WinMe? W2K? WXP?)

    How much RAM do you have in it? If purchasing a new computer isn't feasible for you right now - is purchasing/installing more RAM an option for you?

    What's the processor speed?

    What's already running resident on your computer (down there in the SYSTRAY) - and how much of it do you actually need running? Pete
     
  17. southcat

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    So many replied surprised me, Thank all of you for your many kindnesses.

    My System:
    AMD Duron 1GHz
    192MB RAM
    Maxtor 80GB+40GB 7200RPM HDD
    Windows 2000 Pro

    Real time running software:
    Zone Alarm Pro 4.5
    Symantec AntiVirus 9.0
    Process Guard 3.1 (Free Edition)
    Bitcomet
    (Ad-aware or Ewido) ?? realtime scanner


    Other anti-spyware installed:
    Spywareblaster
    Winpatrol
    MJRegWatcher
    Spyboy S & D


    I afraid the realtime protection of my system is not good enough, so i think i can pick Adware or Ewido to enhance the defence of spyware,trojan,.....


    Thank you for your opinion.
     
  18. Don Pelotas

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    Well since Ewido is the only one of the two that offers a trial, why not download it and see if it agree's with your system.

    Ewido's focus is on trojans, keyloggers, worms etc. Spyware,hijackers and adware it also covers , but Ad-Aware would probably be better with this, on the other hand Ad-Aware won't be of much help with trojans, keyloggers and worms. The choise is yours. :)
     
  19. spy1

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    "192MB RAM"

    ?
     
  20. dan_maran

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    Honestly, I don't use a resident scanner, besides GData's AVK, but in my experiences with SAV 9.0 it might be a good idea due to the fact I had a few that SAV missed. I found Ewido was a nice scanner and realtime was great.

    In my humble opinion if you don't go to extrememly questionable sites and just randomly install programs resident scanning is annulled by a good host file, adware/spyware scan, Ewido/A2 scan, a cleaner scan, and a good deep AV scan, all updated/run 2-3 times a week. Just my .02

    Host file with Tutorial: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
    A2's website: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/
    CCleaner website: http://www.ccleaner.com

    btw Spy1- 192MB = 128MB Stick + 64MB Stick :)
     
  21. spy1

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    <g> Yes, I'm aware of that. My point was that his machine's quite obviously RAM-starved. His OS and processor are quite up to the task of running everything he could possibly want to run - but not with that little RAM.

    southcat - purchase as much RAM as you can afford to (I finally got mine up to the maximum it would hold, although it took quite awhile - it was more than worth it).
     

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  22. southcat

    southcat Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot, i learn many from you.

    I think the conclusion is i have to consider to add more ram. I will also trial both product and then pick the suitable one. :eek:


    Happy New Year. :)
     
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