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Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Decapad, Sep 11, 2011.

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  1. Decapad

    Decapad Registered Member

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    Hello. I have Avast (free) anti virus. I haven't been keeping up with the latest anti-malware software. Is there any other freeware programs I should be running in the background? Hopefully ones that don't slow browsing down too much! Thank you! D:)
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    EMET? Uh... that's all I can think of.

    I have not slept yet.
     
  3. ams963

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    FREE REALTIME antimalware softwares COMPATIBLE with your existing Avast free:doubt: Hmmm........ you can visit http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/probably-best-free-security-list-world.htm
    Hopefully this will answer your question;)
     
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  4. Buster_BSA

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    For a secure browsing: Sandboxie.
     
  5. TheKid7

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    :thumb: :thumb: :)
     
  6. AlexC

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    Yes, Sandboxie!
    +1 :thumb:
     
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    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  9. Jose_Lisbon

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    Yes, definitely.
     
  10. J_L

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    Maybe BitDefender TrafficLight (browser extension is far lighter)/WOT, and SUMo (Free of all sponsors download links)/Secunia. Definitely disk imaging (Paragon), or another good form of backup.
     
  11. dw426

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    That depends on what you're comfortable with using. Your goal is to balance security with usability. You can load up on complicated firewalls, on-demand AV scanners, real-time software, anti-this, anti-that. You do that and your system will be air-tight for the most part (100% does not exist). However, you may find yourself not being able to breathe either with several programs blocking too much and conflicting with each other.

    Ask yourself a few questions before you read these forums for advice and start going overboard. Do you download a lot off of the net? Do you use P2P? Do you open links in email and instant messengers? If you do a lot of that, you'll need a bit more protection than you would if you didn't. If you decide to throw a HIPS program or complicated firewall on, are you willing to learn it? If you just want auto-protection without a lot of thought, I second the advice on Sandboxie (or an alternative like Returnil), and even EMET.

    If you want to be protected and left alone, then you need to stay away from the "in your face" programs. This means HIPS, feature-packed firewalls, and such. If you're willing to "RTFM" as it were, then you open yourself up to a lot more options. Still, even then, don't overdue it. You don't need 5 or more programs protecting you, choose wisely and use the K.I.S.S principle.
     
  12. Noob

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    Use Windows tools such as SRP or Applocker (Although i do not really recommended if you don't have patience to configure it :D)

    Just keep Avast! add a second on demand scanner for a second opinion (Not real time) and as other said Sandboxie would be a great add on.

    (Didn't recommend any kind of HIPS, HIDS, BB because i guess he wants a hassle free setup) :D
     
  13. ichito

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    Why not? :) SpyShelter Free...ThreatFire? Or or a bit "sharper" Malware Defender, System Safety Moniotr, Dynamic Security Agent? :)
     
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    OR DefenseWall...;)
     
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    Based on his setup i don't really think he wants to join the bandwagon of annoying apps :D
     
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