Is Zemana AntiLogger Free needed?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by greyowl, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. greyowl

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    I am using Avast Free on my old XP laptop.
    I am concerned about the threat of key logging so I am thinking of using Zemana AntiLogger Free.
    I am wondering if Avast has similar protection so that I wouldn't need additional from Zemana.
    I don't want to over load my old laptop.
     
  2. ky331

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    To the best of my knowledge, there is no overlap between these two products.
    For what it's worth, I myself use both, including on an old XP laptop [as well as on a newer Win7 system].
     
  3. greyowl

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    Does the addition of Zemana AntiLogger slow your XP laptop any?
    Would this improve my security for online banking and public WiFi?
    Are there any other free anti loggers which would be better than Zemana?
     
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    You could try Spyshelter also, I prefer it to Zemana.
     
  5. greyowl

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    Thanks.
    Why do you prefer Spyshelter?
    Is it free?
    Would Zemana or Spyshelter be lighter on an old XP laptop?
     
  6. ichito

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    SS can encrypt only popular browser (ZAL Free - all apps) but it has additional features like
    - keylogger detection
    - clipboard protection
    - and HIPS module
    No...SS Free is not heavy for the system even on XP. Of course all those apps (SS and ZAL or e.g. KeyScrambler) give us protection in open/public wi-fi hiding real word (keyboard signals) under encryption.
     
  7. greyowl

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    Thanks you so much for the information.
    I use Pale Moon Browser.
    Do you know if SS encrypts PaleMoon?
     
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    Just tried SS. Every time [many] I closed FF I got the windows error FF has stopped working unexpectedly. After uninstall I used Agent Ransack & IObit Unlocker to get rid of 48 entries left behind. Not nice. FF back to normal.
     
  9. greyowl

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    Thanks for the effort.
    Maybe, I should avoid SS since PaleMoon is similar to FF.
     
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    I use SS free with Firefox at work and never had any issue.
     
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    Yes, different systems different results. Business as usual.
     
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    I've never used it, but it's a free alternative to KeyScrambler with some extra features.
     
  13. DavidE

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    I tried SS.
    Every time i closed PaleMoon (my default browser), it crashed (stopped working unexpectedly).
    I ran FF portable (alt browser) and didn't have any problems.
    I restored a Macrium image from before installing SS.
     
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    Yeah well at least it got me to make a current image. It'd been 5 months, not wise.
     
  15. greyowl

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    Thank you for helping me.
    I think I will avoid SpyShelter and go with Zemana.
     
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    Yes...the others opinion are be useful but sometimes it's better make own test of app...just do it and install SS :)

    What "extra features" in free KS do you mean?...it works just with only browser...
     
  17. DavidE

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    I agree.
    After reading this thread i was interested in trying SS.
    I couldn't find the list of "Popular Browsers" supported by SS free.
    For anyone interested here are the browsers supported by SS free:
    IE, Edge, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Safari
     
  18. greyowl

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    Thanks for the information.
    It is helpful.
     
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    An additional step you could take to increase your security is to activate 'hardened mode - aggressive' in Avast. This checks all executables on your PC against Avast's cloud whitelist - anything not on it is blocked. If anything legit is blocked you can easily exclude it when its blocked. It's one of the easiest/quietest anti-executable I've used, but it only works when you're online.
     
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    You misunderstood, I meant that ZAL has some extra features like protection against banking trojans.
     
  21. greyowl

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    Thanks for the tip. I will start using it.
     
  22. rm22

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    no worries - the only time I have any issues is when using a non-whitelisted app that uses 'temp' folders to update - then you can't 'exclude' the updater since the path changes with every update. Easiest to just temporarily disable Avast (or Hardened Mode) for a few minutes while updating in this scenario.
     
  23. ichito

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    OK :)
     
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