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Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by RSpanky, May 12, 2009.

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  1. RSpanky

    RSpanky Registered Member

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    Just wondering if Malware Defender would be a good compliment to my current setup? I have Defensewall, Prevx3 and Sandboxie on demand installed. Plus Netgear Router. I guess want I am asking do I need more out bound protection,and protection for my files registry etc.
     
  2. wat0114

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    MD is a great product, but given your setup it will probably be overkill. Just my opinion.
     
  3. RSpanky

    RSpanky Registered Member

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    Do you think that I need a light firewall? I have a license for online armor, the last time I had installed seemed a bit heavy
     
  4. wat0114

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    That's tough to answer, as you will get many suggesting you should use one, while others will say no. You do have a router and if you are safing under the secure confines of DW and/or SB, you should be pretty darn secure :) On my kid's old computer it is behind a router and the only security software is SandBoxie. For a few months so far like this, there have been no issues whatsoever. Sandboxie is a terrific product and although I've never used DW, most members in this forum who use it rave about it, so I'd say you're good to go.
     
  5. RSpanky

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    Yes I am behind a Netgear router. I've been toying around with the idea of trying out OpenDns any opinions on this?
     
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    my advise is keep Defensewall and malware defender,defensewall will protect the applications that uses internet to transport malware and it does it's job very good and malware defender to cover the whole system;) something bypass defensewall which is almost imposible then malware defender will be there to save your happy day:)
     
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    i played with opendns and it's parental control but when running sandboxie the opendns filter didnt work:mad: that was like 5 months ago maybe that isue is fixed who knows:) and also it slow down my browsing alitle
     
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    For several months I have used OpenDNS together with Sandboxie & Malware Defender. The combination works flawlessly for me -- & it is very light on resources.
     
  9. RSpanky

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    Do you have full function with Malware Defender trial? I really hate to disable defensewall because I like the app so well, really fill secure with it. One of the posters said he thinks it would over kill, not sure if it would be or not, I am a noobie at this, but I am learning a lot from this forum. I'm on my friends computer but when I get back home I going to try openDns
     
  10. Kees1958

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    Guys,

    Stop being paranoid. DefenseWall (containg all internet facing programs and downloaded files) and Prevx (with a medium focus on heuristics, age and popularity, set heuristcs After Age) is a wonderfull user firendly combo, able to defeat all the malware I know off.

    DW and PrevX match wonderfully: DW is your first and problably strong enough line for all malware. When you decide to install a program then PrevX will kick in (therefore apply hueristics after age). In between PrevX will prevent you from sending malware to friends (you would not notice malware because DW will paralyse it).

    It is because I am cheap Dutch guy, therefore I have DW and DriveSentry on my wife's laptop, when lisence of PrevX would be cheaper, that would be my pick (DW + PrevX).

    I am just not used of paying for software, I some times get free lisences.

    Regards Kees
     
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    Thanks Kees, I guess I am a little paranoid I think you are right about my current setup, so I will stay with it. Thanks for all the replies
     
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    Do it. I use it and have had zero problems. Good filtering and blocks the sites I don't want to go to anyway.
     
  13. Kees1958

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    You might consider changing PrevX settings

    a) apply heuristics after AGE
    b) set all others to medium

    This really is a winner setup combined with DefenseWall 2.54
     
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    Totally agree with Kees, i use only DefenseWall and Windows Firewall (because OA doesn't work on Windows7) and i feel pretty secure. :thumb:
     
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    DW & MD are altogether different types of security software. DW is one of the best of its type. MD is one of the best of its type.

    I deeply regret that you & other DW fan boys saw fit to turn yet another thread into a DW promotional spiel. :(
     
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    md IS one of the best PAID , comodo cis IS the best HIPS but FREE :argh:
     
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