Multiple real-time anti-malware?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by JBob555, Feb 11, 2010.

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  1. JBob555

    JBob555 Registered Member

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    Is it ok to run Prevx 3 and Counterspy v3 in real-time? Is this not recommended? I also am using NIS 2010. o_O
     
  2. G1111

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    It may work. The trick is to find multiple software (layered approach) that don't conflict. Prevx 3 seems to get along with all other software I have tried. I have not used either NIS or Counterspy though.
     
  3. Fly

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    Not the best idea IMO.

    NIS 2010 should be enough for real-time protection.

    If you want to invest, I'd suggest getting a good imaging setup.
    A good but long read: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=252253
     
  4. curious george

    curious george Registered Member

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    There seems to be a slight conflict with sandboxie and safeonline though. Maybe it was just me...but the browser kept crashing. I read about it somewhere else, where jaws options had to be enabled, but even then, it was rather weird.
     
  5. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

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    IMO Fly had it spot on.

    There's a thing in computing (and life in general) known as the law of diminishing returns.That is a point at which any possible security benefits from installing additional applications are outweighed by the accompanying degradation in performance/stability.The key is to find the correct balance.Piling on multiple AV/AS apps will,at best offer a marginal increase in detection and at worst slow your system to an unstable crawl.

    Far better to go down the route of complimentary security products,such as Sandboxie,alongside a good backup/imaging strategy.
     
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