New Free Setup - Comments?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by optigrab, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

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    I've recently set aside KIS2009, and have installed:

    1. Avira Personal (free) AV
    2. Comodo Firewall Pro
    3. Comodo BoClean
    I'm not at all afraid of configuring software, but my goal is for a minimally intrusive setup since my wife doesn't enjoy responding to security dialogue boxes. My security strategy includes regular backup (to a NAS) and imaging (both Paragon and ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery).

    Am I fairly well protected as is, or shall I add to the portfolio?

    I've considered but not yet installed Threatfire and GesWall.
     
  2. gery

    gery Registered Member

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    You don't need Boclean if you just add SAS or MBAM. yes you are protected
     
  3. optigrab

    optigrab Registered Member

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    Thanks, but the free versions of SAS and MBAM are not realtime monitors, right? I don't see adding two on-demand scanners as an equivalent replacement for a realtime monitor. Unless you are suggesting that Avira AV + Comodo FW is the only realtime monitor needed... ? BTW, I opted out of the Defense+ when I installed Comodo FW.
     
  4. Arup

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    MS Defender in Spynet mode is real time and does its job well with minimal intrusions and works well with Avira free.
     
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    SAS or MBAM ondemand is at least a thousend times more worth then BoClean realtime.
     
  6. gery

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    yep and even though i said one of them could be enough and as far as i know there is almost no value in Boclean because i don't think Avira will need its help
     
  7. xtree

    xtree Registered Member

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    Geswall is a good choice to defend you against threats coming from the net.
    Also Site Advisor can be useful to minimize risks of browsing and Keyscambler to avoid keyloggers if privacy is a major concern. With Avira on board I would suggest you use a light anti-malware like Winpatrol instead of Bolclean and keep those two on-demand scanners to run them periodically.
    All the above progs have their free versions as well.
     
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