Online Armor FW free with Avast! free and Winpatrol Plus

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by makios, Nov 15, 2013.

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  1. makios

    makios Registered Member

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    Would Scotty be overkill running with OA FW free and Avast! free?
     
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    In my opinion, no its not an overkill. Its good to have scotty to monitor startup items, services and others.
     
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    yeah it would be. OA hips is going to alert you most of the system changes being performed. Other than that taking a quick look under startup items in CCleaner once in a while for something that may have slipped by.
     
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    Agree. I haven't run Scotty in real-time in a few years. OA will monitor anything you haven't specifically excluded and will alert to autorun requests when a program is first installed or run.
    (I do make a habit of checking the autorun tab in OA for programs and processes on a fairly regular basis, however, and KJ's recommendation to double check with CCleaner (or a great program like Autoruns from SysInternals) makes sense.)

    I also think it's a good thing to have less overlap, generally speaking.
     
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    I agree, less overlap is better I think (for performance)
    What about overlap regarding Avast free and OA free? Any overlap there?
     
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    Not with default settings.
    Even with modified (DeepScreen,Hardened mode) I think it is ok.
     
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    I would defer to siketa (and others) on this topic, not only because they are much more knowledgeable generally but because I have no recent experience with Avast.
     
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    My experience with Winpatrol is it has no noticeable impact on performance. I wouldn't rely on it for security purposes either, but the advantage of running it "real time" was I checked things like auto-starting items and BHOs more often. Of course it's also necessary if you use the Winpatrol "delayed startup" feature.
     
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    also it will check for tool bars in realtime
     
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