Opinions Please..Mcafee & SAS

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Atomic_Ed, Jul 27, 2008.

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  1. Atomic_Ed

    Atomic_Ed Registered Member

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    I wanted to get some opinions on my new combo in reference to spyware/malware detection/protection. I am running the latest Mcafee suite with AS and just purchased SAS lifetime license which seems to run fine along with Mcafee with no issues. However I feel pretty confident in the SAS capabilities but while I know there aren't alot of Mcafee fans on this board, I personally like the AV & Firewall. Never had any issues and I personally never felt the Mcafee AS portion was any good at all. So what does everyone think. Is SAS along with the Mcafee suite good enough or should I also need an on demand scanner too? Opinions are appreciated...

    Forgot to mention I am running on Vista Home Premium SP1 x32
     
  2. Someone

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    Hi

    I think it's quite safe, but you can add a sandbox.
     
  3. ambient_88

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    I suggest adding Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and a-squared Anti-Malware FREE. More blacklist scanners, better chances of detecting malware (but also higher FPs).
     
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    I would suggest adding Ewido Micro Scanner/ Anti Spyware for occasional on demand scans.
    I have used McAfee Anti Spyware before and it was quite weak, but I doubt that you'll need more than SAS + Ewido
     
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  5. ambient_88

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    Can you still download Ewido? AVG aquired Ewido, right?
     
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    As long as AVG AS gets updated...Don't know exactly, but I think until the end of 2008.:mad:
     
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    Hi

    Thanks for the answer. So I guess it's not a permanent solution.:'(
     
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    Yes...thanks to Grisoft:mad:
    Anyway SAS is very good, I think it will soon be more than enough ( if it isn't already). :thumb:
     
  11. Atomic_Ed

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    Thanks for the input guys I appreciate it and from what I can tell it appears I am fairly safe with this combo. I would rather not be messing with alot of FPs by overdoing it. So I will give this config a run for awhile and see what happens.
     
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