Is a resident/realtime antispyware app still needed? or just do on-demand scans?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by mmiranda, Mar 21, 2007.

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  1. mmiranda

    mmiranda Registered Member

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    With my present set-up (see signature below), would you recommend adding a resident/realtime antispyware app? or on-demand scans is enough?
     
  2. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    You don´t need a realtime AS.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    on-demand would be enough; nod32 and ssm can handle realtime protection.
     
  4. disinter1

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    It would seem like you don't need a realtime AS, but it would add extra protection in realtime, so if you feel like it just do it.
     
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    If you practice "safe-surfing", you should be fine. Do youo_O
     
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    If there is a need for on-demand AS, then there is a legitimate need for real-time AS. For if real-time AS were unnecessary, then surely on-demand AS would be unnecessary (except for perhaps the peace of mind, but this isn't necessary). Unless of course you take the peculiar position that its better to remove spyware infections than simply preventing them in the first place. Am I missing something here?
     
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  7. ASpace

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    To say it in another way , you have real time antispyware protection - this is NOD32 (and in some way SSM) . Mmiranda , your setup is great , don't change it ;)
     
  8. disinter1

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    As you know Nod32 is one of the top AV, but I still misses alot of viruses as any other antivirus. So even though Nod32 could catch spyware, I doubt it has a higher prevention rate than a dedicated Anti-spyware program, especially in real-time. Well, this is what I think:D
     
  9. mmiranda

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    Thanks for the kind responses. I practice safe surfing as much as possible.

    It's just I had AVG Antispyware as realtime before, and I never did get an alert on the realtime monitor, and when I scanned my system on-demand, it detects something. It also considerably slowed my system down, so I tried SAS Pro which had an imperceptible memory imprint but it also didn't catch anything in realtime, but when I scan with it on-demand, it detects something.

    So, now I just installed SSM (Paid) and do on-demand scans (using programs mentioned in my signature) regularly. My system has never been so responsive as compared to having an anti-spyware scanner in realtime.
     
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