Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Iangh, Oct 9, 2005.
Do I need MJ and/or Winpatrol?
Anyone tried Winpatrol RID? Worth buying?
I use it and works very well
Take a look at this site: http://www.winpatrol.com/rid.html
Read this table first :
The combination MSAS realtime + SpywareGuard was IMO better than WinPatrol.
Is better if you have to have on your system more resources usage and redundant protection...
For some reason I cannot now run MSAS on two-user XP pc. Used to be able to but now get an error when I try to run it on the wife's account.
I understand the resident protection is not that good like all resident spyware apps. I use free ewido and spyware doctor to catch infections. Backed up by spybot and ad-aware when I have time.
Use Firefox so rarely see anything. When I did have MSAS working it never spotted anything.
Like Winpatrol because it's low on resource and easy to use. Sits nicely alongside free Avast and free Look'n'stop. Use free Escan and Bitdefender as on-demand scanners.
Is it worth buying Winpatrol plus? Or am I getting paranoic from reading the posts on this site? I'm a normal web-user so don't go near naughty sites. Love Wilders, learnt so much. Probably too much for my own good!
Buy or not Buy WP Plus with RID?
I won a license, but if you can, you should buy it because is a lifetime license and add more protection to your system...
You only need to pay one time
In response to your question about the R.I.D. I have Winpatrol Plus but don't run the R.I.D. I purchased the licence mainly to provide my support to the author because of the great work he does. I am sure he does not have a money tree in his garden
I don't run R.I.D because it causes some slowdown on my pc. My system is a 1ghz Athlon with 512mb Sd ram & WinME. Pretty poor by today's standards. I use Winpatrol as the default 'free version' setup. If you have a modern system running WinXP with a 2ghz+ processor then i would heartily recomend you purchase the Plus version and enable the R.I.D. I get a new pc(hurrah!) on 25th October 3ghz & WinXP, and i can assure you i will be installing Winpatrol and enabling the R.I.D.
I currently have A squared along with DrWEB. Would Winpatrol with RID be overlap in protection for me or would it compliment my setup?...
In my opinion, it would compliment your current setup. Drweb is mainly virus protection with quite good trojan protection. A2 is mainly trojan protection with some good spyware protection. If it's the A2 Personal you are running then you also have the IDS feature which is very good. Winpatrol will provide you with very good protection heuristally from spyware type intrusion's. It will also advise of many things adding themselves to your system. i.e startup's, BHO's and toolbars. I do think it will be beneficial.
In china we have a saying, black cat, white cat, fat cat, any cat that can catch the mouse is a good cat.
I wonder when people ask about "overlap" are they talking about overlap in terms of exact functions (say x or y both poll the registry) or in terms of end result (both do different things but aim to catch trojans).
I suppose the former right?
yes it usually refers to the former - we have a saying here - too many cooks spoil the broth
Thanks for the feedback. I think I just may upgrade my Winpatrol free. Would these two combined with DrWEBs new spyware database kinda eliminate the need for a dedicated spyware program since I use Firefox to avoid Leaky IE6...?