Is Avast + Comodo Defense+ enough?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by TheMozart, Jan 8, 2012.

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    I have COMODO Firewall + COMODO Defense+ and Avast running.

    Is that all I ever need to keep my laptop clean?

    I also have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware + HitmanPRO + Emsisoft Emergency Kit on my laptop, but do I ever need to run those seeing I have COMODO Firewall + COMODO Defense+ and Avast running?

    Can I remove Malwarebytes Anti-Malware + HitmanPRO + Emsisoft Emergency Kit from my laptop?

    Thanks, I value and appreciate everyone's opinions. :thumb:
     
  2. blacknight

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    Yes. You can have further protection with a virtualizing or a sandboxing program, and to use EAM for on demand - second av scan.
     
  3. TheMozart

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    I do use Sandboxie as well when visiting websites I am not sure about.

    What is EAM?

    And in your opinion, should I remove avast and just use the COMODO Firewall + COMODO AV + COMODO DEFENSE+ ?
     
  4. Romagnolo1973

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    EAM i think he intend Emsisoft Antimalware you have as ondemand

    I have similar configuration as you on my 2 pc, everithing works great
    Avast withoun some mudules i think are not usefull (as webreputation ) + CIS FW & D+, and HitmanPro set as scan every startup, nothing more tahn this.
    According to AV-Comparaives (not public but they test Comodo AV and is a poor result less than 90% as you can see here http://www.melih.com/ ) I think is not so good test their AV.
     
  5. Circe

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    EAM = Emsisoft Anti-Malware (previously known as a-squared Free)

    IMHO I'd keep avast and use avast alongside comodo firewall w/ defence + enabled. You should be fine.
     
  6. TheMozart

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    Thanks, I will keep Avast + Comodo Firewall + Comodo Defense+ :thumb:

    And once per week I will run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware + Hitman PRO + Emsisoft Emergency Kit scanner. Guess it won't hurt :argh:

    Thanks everyone for your valued feedback and opinions.
     
  7. phalanaxus

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    IMO you won't need EAM if you are going to use HMP since HMP uses EAM also.
     
  8. TheMozart

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    Thanks for that ;)

    So that simplifies everything so I don't need to use too many things.:thumb:

    So I will just run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware + Hitman PRO once per week.

    So does EAM scan the same areas as Hitman PRO?
     
  9. phalanaxus

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    More or less the same area unless you were going to conduct a full scan with EAM.
     
  10. woomera

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    Yes IMO.
    you could use sandboxing along as others mentioned though i found that sandboxing can slow your surfing process so maybe just use it when you wanna do banking or shopping.
     
  11. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    Thanks woomera for your comments.:thumb:
     
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    Totally agree:thumb:
     
  13. pegr

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    Sandboxing is more useful for general web surfing, not for online banking and shopping where you must already trust the website, as the transactions you are engaging in could result in financial theft if the website had been hacked. That would be a much more serious outcome than an infected machine, which is what Sandboxie is designed to guard against.

    There's nothing to be gained by sandboxing the browser when doing online banking and shopping. Sandboxie can do nothing to help guard against theft if a trusted website has been hacked, or if the system has already become infected with a keylogger by some other means. In those situations, a browser protection utility like Trusteer Rapport might be of more use than a sandbox.
     
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