How many security programs do you use in real time?

Discussion in 'polls' started by ExtremeGamerBR, Oct 25, 2010.

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How many security programs do you use in real time?

  1. 1

    33 vote(s)
    29.2%
  2. 2

    48 vote(s)
    42.5%
  3. 3

    15 vote(s)
    13.3%
  4. 4

    11 vote(s)
    9.7%
  5. 5

    4 vote(s)
    3.5%
  6. 6

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  7. 6+

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Two:
    Comodo Internet Security Premium
    Avast Free
    Windows Defender
    WinPatrol
     
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  2. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

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  3. mrgigabyte

    mrgigabyte Registered Member

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    My Real-Time is Avast Pro | Outpost Pro Firewall | Prevx | Winpatrol Plus | Admuncher | SS Premium :cool:
     
  4. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Just one here on Win 7 x64. Avast...
     
  5. xMarkx

    xMarkx Registered Member

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    ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2 and Windows Defender.
     
  6. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

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    The term "security programs" makes the results somewhat deceptive. A security suite is one program but could have half a dozen real time applications plus services. It would be interesting to also include the number of running processes and services in the answer. The numbers could be quite surprising.

    On my PCs, I run 3 real time programs, SSM, Kerio 2.1.5, Proxomitron, which are responsible for 3 total processes.
     
  7. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    What is the definition of "real time"?

    thanks,

    rich
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Why not cover all options and include 0, too?
    Mrk
     
  9. guest

    guest Guest

    Maybe to not encourage such irresponsible practice. o_O :rolleyes:
     
  10. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

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    LoL

    guest, there are many people that don't use realtime and still responsible enough or experienced enough not to need it. I've never used an antimalware on my machines out of a testing platform.
     
  11. Davidpr

    Davidpr Registered Member

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    MSE and Spywareblaster only
     
  12. guest

    guest Guest

    Yeah, all this talk is very nice until one of your favorite trusted sites gets hacked and start to exploit some 0-day vulnerability in your browser or Flash plugin to distribute malware!:argh:
     
  13. 1chaoticadult

    1chaoticadult Registered Member

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    two on one laptop, three on another
     
  14. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

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    I'm sure I'll do alright as will other users that run no antimalware, there are ways and means :)
     
  15. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    When you're actively doing stuff with your computer (surfing the net, or writing a letter, or playing games, or whatever) then run Process Explorer or Windows Task Manager. All the processes listed there are "real-time" processes".

    + Those processes that show activity in the CPU column or I/O column are real-time AND busy.

    + Those processes that are listed there, but which show no activity, are real-time, but they are *waiting* for you to push a certain button, or start a certain activity, or for some other process to ask them for help.
     
  16. wat0114

    wat0114 Guest

    None on my own pc, one on three others the wife and kids use.
     
  17. waters

    waters Registered Member

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    Sandboxie and Shadow Defender
     
  18. Cutting_Edgetech

    Cutting_Edgetech Registered Member

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    Online Armor, NOD 32 or Avira, Prevx, and Shadow Defender.
     
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  19. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    1 - WinFirewall + Win7Firewall Control, since I do not have a router, yet.
     
  20. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    for me it's either 0 or 1. ;)

    depends if you think of Shadow Defender as a security program.

    for me it's more than just a security program.

    oh, and i use Windows Firewall Control, but not for security reasons. ;)
     
  21. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    I think mine was just 2 real time protectors. NOD32 antivirus (after expiration I'll switch to Avast) and GeSWall "isolators". With Safe XP and Harden IT and logging only in limited acct when surfing. And of course using Firefox browsers with several privacy addons.

    Just in case, someone or I intend to plug-in a usb flash drive...then the USB Disk Security was also on guard. ;)
     
  22. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    Spyshelter free
    LnS
    Sandboxie
     
  23. Gobbler

    Gobbler Registered Member

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    Only Shadow Defender as of now:)
     
  24. cm1971

    cm1971 Registered Member

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    DefenseWall | Returnil | Avira | Private Firewall
     
  25. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    I added Fast Stone Image viewer.
     
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