How to put Bitdefender Anti Virus into my current setup ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by southcat, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. southcat

    southcat Registered Member

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    Greeting. I am considering to enhance my system protection.

    This is my current security setup:
    1) Comodo Firewall & Defense+
    2) Avast! Free
    3) Sandboxie(paid)
    4) MBAM Pro(paid)
    5) Spyware Shelter Premium

    Before i consider Bitdefender, actually i wanted to replace MBAM pro by Emsisoft Anti-Malware, but installed EAM will cause my Sandboxie cannot start which i don't know why because i cannot solve the compability problem, then i drop EAM. Now i am considering Bitdefender AV.

    If i want to fit Bitdefender Anti Virus into my current configuration, I'm sure Avast! must be removed, but how about the rest ,which one should i keep or remove ?

    Thank you.

    Regards
    southcat
     
  2. rinem

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    Just use BD standalone and avoid obscure websites. Also run a hitman scan from time to time and dont forget to backup your system in case something fails.
     
  3. The Red Moon

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    Why do you wish to replace avast?:doubt:
     
  4. kjdemuth

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    Yeah Comodo, sandboxie, AV of your choosing. That's all you need.
     
  5. siketa

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    Drop SpyShelter and keep the rest of the setup.
     
  6. southcat

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    Thanks for all of your opinions.:) Does Bitdefender Anti Virus has the feature of anti keylogging ?

    This is what i thought :

    1) Comodo Firewall / Defense+
    2) Sandboxie
    3) Bitdefender
    4) Spyshelter Premium ??

    If bitdefender has anti keylogging, then i can remove spyshelter also.

    Thank you.

    Regards
     
  7. Blackcat

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    Here you go;
     

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  8. southcat

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    Hello Blackcat, thanks for the screenshot.:D

    You are very nice, Thanks again.

    Regards.
     
  9. Bodhitree

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    Aren't we taking things a bit too far? Seriously. Your system is probably running 100% less efficient then it could by simply surfing safe, downloading from repositories, and using a single, trusted security solution. People can really take this stuff too far. Or run RollbackRX, and any old free/cheap AV and leave it all alone. If you get infected, roll the system back to the day before the infection. That's really all you need.

    Just run Mageia or Mint if you are that worried about security. You can't infect Mageia, even if you try, and it runs far far quicker then Windows.
     
  10. southcat

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    Hi Bodhitree, Thanks for your concern.:)

    Why i am so serious about security is because

    1) I always work online like access corporate service
    2) play online game
    3) Shopping online
    4) Download a lot of Stuff
    5) Watch video online like: NBA Shows,Youtube, Music, Movie(include porn movie:D ),....
    6) Read blog (sometimes i will try to explore new blog)
    7) Facebook, forums, social network,.....
    8. Exchange data or stuff with colleague, friends

    That is why ;)

    Regards
     
  11. Arin

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    @Threadstarter

    Layered security is better than just one security solution. You can try security at DNS level from Norton. There are other providers e.g. Comodo SecureDNS, OpenDNS, etc. Just Google it.

    Avast and BD are both good. Maybe you can try both and see which suits your setup better.

    Make sure your OS is patched, make sure you are using a secure up-to-date browser and the most important bit, make sure you surf smart.
     
  12. constantine76

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    Comodo D+ and SpyShelter Premium...hmmm 2 HIPS at the same time? I used that combo before and thought that was overkill even if exclusions where placed for each other. I ended up just using Comodo's and disabling SpyShelter's. My MBAM Pro I just use as on-demand. Avast / BitDefender has the same engine I think both are good and have decent results from the latest AVComparatives. Have used BitDefender before but I like Avast better.

    If you have a solid setup for Comodo then as kjdemuth said your good to go with that. Some tweaks is really necessary for Comodo. Version 6 is out you may consider trying that with just Avastfree.

    Both Comodo and BitDefender has anti-keylogging features but when I was using just Comodo I wasn't sure if it really was protecting me keylogging/screenlogging wise (though I only tested that 2 or 3x) so I came to rely on SpyShelter for that.

    If you will use BitDefender you may not need SpyShelter hips/anti-keylogging.

    On your current setup I think your good to go.

    1) Comodo Firewall & Defense+ (---- realtime)
    2) Avast! Free (---- realtime)
    3) Sandboxie(paid) (---- on-demand)
    4) MBAM Pro(paid) (---- on-demand)
    5) Spyware Shelter Premium (---- realtime HIPS disabled)

    or,

    1) Comodo Firewall & Defense+ (---- realtime)
    2) BitDefender AV (---- realtime)
    3) Sandboxie(paid) (---- on-demand)
    4) MBAM Pro(paid) (---- on-demand)

    I hope you have backup imaging software so if there will be anything that will go berserk outside of your setup/user usage you can just restore from a clean system image you did (I use Acronis and Paragon --now trying Macrium free and liking it). RollBackRx is actually very good used it with Acronis.

    You may consider Returnil. Have used it (without the AV) and it was quite okay. For more details you have to ask Coldmoon for some tips there. The combo was actually(tried it because of the kids and their desktop is running it):

    1) Windows firewall (---- realtime)
    2) Avast! Free (---- realtime / scheduled updating)
    3) MBAM Pro(paid) (---- on-demand / scheduled updating)
    4) Returnil System Safe (---- realtime)
    5) Policy 3 Norton DNS --for the kids :)

    Goodluck on your setup. Stay safe :)
     
  13. southcat

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    Wow:D , you guys are really very nice, thanks for improve me so many things.:thumb:

    I am using Macrium Reflect to copy system partition to another HDD every week and SyncBackPro to backup critical data every half an hour to 2 memory card.

    But actually i don't really worry my windows 7 is damaged by virus, because i always have another hard disk to stand by. The most i fear is personal data leak, because you can see i have many data flowing in and out.

    Tuning Comodo which i am not so capable to, because even i have some computer knowledge, but i am still not pro.

    Thank you.:)

    Regards
     
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    Based on what he said, URL scanning would be key, therefore I would add the most robust HTTPS scanning as possible;

    Bullguard (strongest HTTPS scanning out)
    Admuncher
    NortonDNS or Scrub-IT

    That should be more then enough, as most of the threats would be stopped at the gate by either bullguard or admuncher, or the filtering DNS. None of this would really impact system performance. Then lock down windows with some tweaks, use Chrome Dev-Build, and surf in confidence.
     
  17. southcat

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    Thanks for your advises, Because i am using comodo firewall so i also using Comodo DNS. Admuncher is very nice recommend, i will consider. Bullguard product seems difficult to put into my current setup unless i want to config a new security setup.

    By the way , thanks "NSG001", the link you gave me lead to a very good website, I read many useful information from there.

    Thank you.

    Regards
     
  18. Dundertaker

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    You still can use Norton DNS even if you have Comodo. Have used Norton DNS Policy 2 and 3 from CIS 5 onwards.

    @Bodhitree
    Nice one about Bullguard (BitDefender without the kinks!!) :)
     
  19. southcat

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    Thanks for opinions, Now using Norton DNS for a try.:)
     
  20. zfactor

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    wow so much overkill imo. you could easily cut that down a lot and still be just fine. your system must be so bogged down all the time.
     
  21. Bodhitree

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    Yeah I can imagine its BSOD city, especially if he tries to do anything productive, like run XCOM or Dishonored or something.. :D

    Really is no need for all of that stuff. Heck he could ditch 90% of it, and just run an IS (WSA, Kaspersky, EScan, Fsecure, Bit, ANYTHING) with Trusteer and get the speed, and safety.. But some people take this stuff too far, you know like people that have 92 cats in their home. No offense intended.
     
  22. waters

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    Use what combination you like but if you choose Bitdefender forget the rest because it dont like anything with it.Some people add things and are paranoid ,then complain it runs slow
     
  23. Taliscicero

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    BitDefeneder Free + Windows Firewall.

    BitDefender Free is almost as good if not better due to being stable then the paid AV. Windows Firewall is fine for in-bound protection, and if you have a good signature AV like BitDefener then you don't need out-bound protection most of the time. If your paranoid of outbound, Windows Firewall can be set to alert you to any new out-bound connections to allow or deny, once or always. Simplicity is your best security.
     
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