having too many security.........

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  1. simisg

    simisg Registered Member

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    having to many security apllications in your windows is like you have malware....... now i have only outpost free and antivir . try to unistall every security software and have only one or two, now my pc and internet is fast again......
     
  2. arran

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    Re: having to many security.........


    Seems you have gone from one extreme to the other.

    There is many malware samples out there which can bypass outpost free and antivir

    So how are you going to prevent malware infection if antivir fails to detect it on your pc??
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    its only outpost FREE with limited HIPS Abilities.

    If I was simisg I would add Returnil Free its very light he wouldn't notice any system slow down, then he would be much more secure.
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    outpost free has full hips if you check all anti leak options......... show me a malware pass it if you know what you doing
    the only problem maybe are cookies.......
    having a sandbox ok is also good .....like sanboxie
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    totally agree ssj!!
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    Yes Sandboxie would also be a product to add. I just don't think Antivir and outpost free alone is enough.
     
  7. Retadpuss

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    Re: having to many security.........

    You are fine with the setup you have. With Avira, you dont need any other AM scanners - waste of time as most are next to useless.

    Sandboxie would be a good thing to add if you are paranoid.
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    may as well add superantispyware as an ondemand scanner or just scan with drweb cure it say once a once.
    standard user account should be used anyway.
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    Seems like paranoia to me... I don't see how you would get infected if you simply have some safe practices. And with AntiVir and Outpost to verify your clean, you're very safe.
     
  10. simisg

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    Re: having to many security.........

    wot in web browsers is also good is faster than linkscanner
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    I too don't use many security apps
    I only use Avira 09 to protect my computer
    and also Shadow Defender.:thumb:
     
  12. SystemJunkie

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    Re: having to many security.........

    How boring it would be without Microsoft Windows.:D :D :D So many secrets, so many dark theories, so much cia and nsa.:D :D :D Last but not least so many security applications to test. Better choice to make it slim but I wouldn´t miss the time where I tested nearly every security software.
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    I agree SystemJunkie:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
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    ya is a paranoia a kill of time... i dont like time anyway .....:) back to job now bye
     
  15. bollity

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    Re: having to many security.........

    I have met some bad malwares that break through avira defends. superantispyware and xoftspy my on-demand scanners discovered and removed them from hard disk and registry.
    I think avira+outpost or online armor gives you a solid protection but on the internet there is no 100% protection againts all theats.
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    Xoftspy is a rogue. Does not install rootkits etc - but gives FPs - Stay away from Paretologic - well known for selling junk!
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    I defy anyone to come up with a clean scan using Xoftspy :p
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    We all have different comfort levels as to how many security programs to run. I myself used to have anywhere from 5+ apps running and felt safe.
    Now behind a router, I use hardly anything and still feel just as safe.
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    I have tried many HIPS programs, behavior blockers etc. but always found something wrong with them. Now that I installed the outpost free I noticed that it combines the firewall and HIPS nicely without being too intrusive and bothering me all the time.

    I was using Dr.Web and the Windows Firewall for a long time without being infected or having any problems. Now using Dr.Web and the Outpost free, seeing how it goes but seems promising.
     
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    Re: having to many security.........

    I think xofyspy is better than malwarebytes that discovered my disabled windows security center as a threat.
    I seldom found a false positive with xoftspy and i tested it many times on infected computers and it did a good job. It found exactly the same things that superantspyware found.
     
  21. Retadpuss

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    Re: having to many security.........

    Xoft does find stuff - it is not a rogue like something like XP Antivirus or countless others which only show random FPs and install rootkits etc. Xoft has very limited detection capabilities - and it will give false alerts o purpose sometimes. Pareto Logics reg cleaner works quite well - but again, it gives false alerts on purpose before it is registered and when you go to uninstall it.

    Although it is probably better than MBAM, you should ask yourself, why bother with it? If you use something like Avira, you dont need anytthing else. These small dedicated aditional AMs are a waste of time. If you do want an on demand scanner, use A-Squared - its free and 99.9% as good as Avira 9.
     
  22. nomarjr3

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    You are perfectly secure with that setup.

    Outpost Free's HIPS will take care of most things for you. But you have to take care about decisions in alert boxes.

    Avira 9 is a very solid AM.

    You can use some virtualization programs, if you wish.
     
  23. progress

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    You are at wilders here, more security applications mean more fame :D
     
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  24. SystemJunkie

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    :D Absolutely.

    A2 is a nice add-on but by far no panacea.
     
  25. Retadpuss

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    I agree. My point is, if you have something like Avira,you dont need anything else. Addding sme junk made by a 19 yr old schoolboy and his classmates will add nothing to your security and can oly cause problems. If you feel the urge to use something else as a backup, use something from a real company, something with a high detection rate - like A2 or Prevx - as these will work with all AVs
     
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