programs we use for 2008?

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  1. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    it is almost the end of the year,how many programs did you use in 2008?free or paid?which one is your favorite(no flames please only own taste,what you like)

    DriveSentry
    DefenseWall Hips
    AppRanger
    SpyWare Doctor
    SpyWare Blaster
    BufferZone
    SandBoxie
    ProcessGuard
    MalWare Defender
    WinPatrol Plus
    Zone Alarm
    ThreatFire

    note:for me over all the one i like base on own experience and taste is Malware Defender and DefenseWall Hips my best combo ever:thumb: :thumb:
     
  2. Dark Shadow

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    I used or tried everything above among some others here.I have try all these program from XP thru to vista.I have many likes but Not favorites.I know I am missing some here.

    1.Zemana Antilogger
    2.Online Armor free and paid
    3.Safespace No longer supported
    4.Returnil
    5.Shadow Defender
    6.Ashampoo Antivirus
    7.Ashampoo firewall
    8.Fortknox firewall
    9.Symantec 2008 IS
    10.Symantec 2009 AV
    11.Vipre AV
    12.Sunbelt Firewall
    13.Twister av
    14.outpost firewall 2009
    15.Avira free
    16.Avira premium
    17.Nod32 AV 2.5 2.7 3.0
    18.Eset smart security
    19.avast free and pro
    20.G data AV
    21 F-prot
    22.F-secure AV
    23.Mcafee security
    24.Rising AV
    25.Geswall free and pro
    26.Comodo D+
    27.prevx edge
    28.winpatrol
    29.Kaspersky V7 and 2009
    30.AVG 7.5 and 8.0
    31.spyware terminator
    32.spybot
    33.SAS
    34.Malwarebytes
    35.Deep Freeze
     
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  3. emperordarius

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    Too much to post here but I can say I have tried every antivirus, antispyware, HIPS/Behaviour blocker and firewall listed on wilders.:D
     
  4. noone_particular

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    I didn't use any of those you listed.
    In 2008 I used:
    SSM, free and paid versions
    Kerio 2.1.5
    Proxomitron

    I also used them in 2007, 2006, and 2005. I'll use them in 2009 and beyond. I'm not switching to Vista or whatever is next, so compatibility isn't an issue. They've never let me down, so why should I change?
     
  5. Creer

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    Online Armor Firewall,
    Avira AntiVir Premium,
    Avira AntiVir Personal,
    Comodo FW,
    Returnil,
    DefenseWall,
    Shadow Defender,
    ThreatFire,
    KeyScrambler,
    SandboxIE,
    Windows Defender

    My favourites: Avira AntiVir + Online Armor Firewall HIPS.
     
  6. Franklin

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    I tried a hundred or so different rogue Antimalware apps.

    None of em were worth keeping! :D
     
  7. gery

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    Can you please give some light on Ashampoo antivirus and firewall?
    last time i tried was two months ago it ruined my computer .
    as far as my favorite set up

    Zone Alarm FW
    AVG antivirus i hate it as much as i like it
    PCTOOLS THREAT FIRE AND FIREWALL
    NORTON IS
    CCLEANER
    REVO UNINSTALLER is a must for me
     
  8. jmonge

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    i used a trial of Ashampoo antispyware but didnt like it:D it is fast and ligth
     
  9. emperordarius

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    Ashampoo antivirus uses the Avira engine.
     
  10. jmonge

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    then is damn good:thumb:
     
  11. gery

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    do you say it by experience or just take the above saying about avira's engine. i tell you if you try it you will be disapointed . Anyway just do not want to ruin the thread. I think ashampoo av is junk
     
  12. Dark Shadow

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    It has been a while but I used it on XP it was one of the easiest firewalls I have every tried and light as well but if memory serves me correct it seem to do nothing.Maybe its was just me but it seemed to be just another running process.I do not think I tried the pro but only the free one.Do not get me wrong I hate programs that nag me to death but ashampoo seemed rather lame as i said it seemed it was doing nothing at all.There may have been some errors as well but i can not recall though.perhaps they have improved it now but not sure. I may take another gander and see if it is vista ready.O well at least there burning studio works wonderfull thats what made me think there firewall would be exceptional.
     
  13. jmonge

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    did you guys ever tried the clasic tiny firewall or neowatch?remenber those:thumb:
     
  14. Dark Shadow

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    I tend to agree gery for some reason when a another AV vendor has a scan engine from another leader as Avira it seems never equal,theoreticaly should be the same detection and cleaning but never seem to measure up to equal the same results.
     
  15. Dark Shadow

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    Ah yes old school.:oops: memory of the days when I used Tiny and BlackIce long gone but not forgotten.Hey I just think when I am gone and in the dirt perhaps my kids,other members kids will be grown men and women and if wilders is thriving still as it is know,they maybe in here talking about the programs we talk about know no longer around and missed.
     
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  16. wtsinnc

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    No way I can list them all; I have fourteen hard drives- five are permanent installs and nine are for trying out software.

    My five permanent installs; (all have CCleaner, Win Patrol free, Ad-Aware 2008 free, Glary Utilities, Malwarebytes free, Avast antirootkit, Kaspersky, Eset, Ewido, and A-Squared online scanners, Auslogics defrag free, Acronis 9, and my DVD backup software).

    1) Avast Professional AV, Zone Alarm Pro FW.
    2) Avira Security Suite.
    3) Kaspersky Internet Security Suite 2008.
    4) Norton Internet Security 2009.
    5) Zone Alarm Security Suite 2008.

    -Plus-
    Literally dozens of other applications, primarily antivirus, antispyware, and firewalls that I have tried for as little as 15 minutes to several months.

    Everything runs on XP Home Edition. I retired W2K/SP4 and totally gave up on Vista (Ultimate).
    Don't need the extra features of XP Pro and never can get a Linux distribution to work to my liking.

    My DVD backup software;
    1clickdvdcopy5
    1clickdvdcopypro
    DVD43
    Copy to DVD SE 4
    Alcohol 120%
    DVDFab HD Decrypter
    DVDFad Platinum
    Clone CD
    CloneDVD 2
    Any DVD HD
    DVD Shrink
    Imgburn
    And a few others such as VLC player and Nero DiscSpeed.

    That's about it except for retired but still useful Trend Micro and Bitdefender security suite subscriptions plus a free one year trial of A-Squared Antimalware + Antivirus.


    Yes, I know;
    I'm sick- very sick !
    Somebody please stop me before I download again ! o_O
     
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  17. acr1965

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    Good question. This would also be a good poll topic.
    I used-
    KIS
    Avira Premium
    Nod32
    PC Tools Firewall
    ZA Pro firewall
    Sunbelt Software firewall
    Threatfire
    AdMuncher
    SuperAntiSpyware paid
    MalwareBytes free
    SpywareBlaster
    Ccleaner
    System Tune Up
    Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4
    others I cannot remember now
     
  18. jmonge

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    avira is good :D well when your system is clean,but anyway i dont trust any scaner cause i am a hips freak:D
     
  19. jmonge

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    for sure they will make fun of those days,maybe they will be the ones making the antimalware apps:D
     
  20. progress

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    I used:

    Ad-Aware 2008
    Spybot S&D 1.6
    SAS
    MBAM
    Threatfire
    A-squared 4.0

    My favourite tool: MBAM because it doesn't detect tracking cookies :shifty:
     
  21. jmonge

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    damn we used alot of security apps i hope one day we settle with only couple of them,until we get satify with the service and protection,it is not imposible but it will be hard for sure:D me personally i spend some money in apps now i dont really need,now i will only use my credit card for programs that really satisfy my needs:D my goal for the year 2009 is to settle down with my 2 favority ones:thumb: i will be testing always but buying only the ones i consider or deserve to be permanent active in my pc:D

    note:in 2008 i got alot of free license codes from alot of major vendors:D but
    still was not fully satisfy:D let see what will happen i this new year comming:thumb:
     
  22. the Tester

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    I have tried quite a few programs this year. Two of the more memorable programs were freeware.QCD(Quintessential Player) is my replacement for Windows Media Player.I also recently went back to using MailWasher free after reading some favorable posts about it here.
     
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    Ive also received a few free full licenses :thumb:
     
  24. chris1341

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    Tried dozens. I think it's been a good year with most programes improving and a few good new ones. God we even got a Norton product that gets general approval!

    Still ended up back with Avira Premium and Sandboxie though. I genuinely don't know that I could sleep nights if Tzuk stopped doing what he does.

    Best new one this year for me is Malware Defender. With established standalone HIPs products fairly stagnant it's good to see an active developer taking up the reigns.

    Cheers
     
  25. jmonge

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    i think i will settle down with malware defender and defensewall,they both work and serve me good:thumb: :thumb:
    plus kept my system very clean and fast which is good,2008 was a good year for me
     
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