Programs you will/not use in 2010?

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  1. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    hi i have bunch of software i tried last year and with some disapointments and some others that impress me:)
    so my list is as follow for my 4 computers,it is a mix or combos:)

    i will defenitly use= DefenSeWall,SandBoxie,Mbam,AppGuard,AppRanger

    i will not use again/anymore:Winpatrol,blue point,a-squared Anti-Malware,Mamutu,Malware Defender(hard to use+to many pop ups)=familly complant to much:'( :D o_O and maybe prevx(it is good but i already paid for Defensewall for all computers)

    note:this will ofcourse to consider your taste,compability,money and if it really protects you or not:)
     
  2. jmonge

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    i forgot about OnLine Armor Premium;) i have to fully test this one to be able to judge:D so let see if i want to use it or not in 2010
     
  3. 1000db

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    At home I will be using AppGuard for its simplicity along with Prevx. I was using GW and liked it very much (saved my butt a few times against rogues) but will most likely not use it for a while at least. I've had too many issues with it on 7 and have since moved on.

    At work we have been using DW on a lot of field systems and will continue (more likely expand) its use. We are also dropping our current AV vendor and moving to MSE for the systems that will benefit from a traditional blacklist scanner.
     
  4. Sully

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    I shall not use an antivirus program in 2010.

    I shall not use in daily use a 3rd party firewall in 2010, although I might use one during certain times of testing etc.

    I shall not use pretty much anything security wise except what is built into the OS and SBIE.

    I shall never again use Adobe Reader while it is in its bloated state. Further, should Foxit and similar become slow like Adobe, I shall not use those.

    I shall continue to use these new-ish softwares: Macrium Reflect and TeraCopy.

    I shall once again try windows 7 on my main box.

    This concludes the "I shalls".

    Sul.
     
  5. Page42

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    I am not 100% certain about any software that I will continue to use in 2010.

    I am only 100% certain about software that I will not use in 2010.

    That would be anything Symantec. And it makes no difference to me how many people tell me how great it may be now. I'll never know, because I'll never use it... even if they give it to me for free.

    :D
     
  6. gery

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    i shall not use AVG AV but i ma not 100% sure and Zone Alarm Pro again.
    ZAISS and KIS remain my favorites
     
  7. jmonge

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    gery what about trojan hunter?
     
  8. dw426

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    I'm moving over to 64-bit here in the next few weeks, so some of my wills/won't have to do with that.

    Will Use:

    1. Windows 7 built-in security.

    2. IE8 almost exclusively, Opera as a secondary. I've given up on Firefox with its creeping higher by the minute memory use and add-ons screwing with stability, and Chrome isn't even an option.

    3. Returnil.

    4. Avast 5 (either Beta or Final, whichever is around when I make the switch).

    Won't Use:

    1. Sandboxie. With Returnil I won't need it, and I'm not sure about the 64-bit version yet.

    2. Any other anti-malware app outside of Avast, especially not Malwarebytes (at least the real-time version, it gives me way way too many problems.)

    3. HOST file programs.

    4. Software firewalls or anything remotely "behavior-blocker-like" or HIPS. ( MAYBE Windows Firewall, MAYBE).
     
  9. Pleonasm

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    I shall not use Prevx, until such time as the company improves its marketing practices and its privacy policy (which I sincerely hope they eventually will do).

    To recycle the comments of Page42: “And it makes no difference to me how many people tell me how great it may be now. I'll never know, because I'll never use it... even if they give it to me for free.”

    :)
     
  10. trjam

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    I will use, Kaspersky, Eset or MSE for AV products.

    I will use Geswall if 64 bit comes out. Also will use ShadowDefender 64 bit

    I will not use Norton, , F-Secure, Mcafee, Malwarebytes
     
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    I agree. I got Norton for free once & regretted it. Never again! People tell me how much better it is now, it may be, but as you say I'll never know, 'cos I'll never use it.

    I could go on & on about it getting held up scanning for CARNY_RIDE or its annoying updating schedule or it always insisting on auto-scanning when I had told it not to or spending 4 & a half hours re-installing it or... o_O

    ....well, I don't have to explain this do I?
     
  12. jmonge

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    hey trojan why not using Mbam?by the way isnt it safeonline a sandbox?
     
  13. Ibrad

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    Programs I will use: Panda Cloud, Malwarebytes Free (Pro if I can win one in a giveaway), Superantispyware, Winpatrol, and CCleaner.

    Programs I will not use: I will most likely not use programs that require a yearly subscription.
     
  14. pegr

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    I will use Acronis True Image, AntiVir Premium, AppGuard, CCleaner, Prevx, Secunia PSI, Shadow Defender, SpywareBlaster, Total Uninstall, and TuneUp Utilities.

    I will not use DriveSentry or BluePoint Security.
     
  15. Meriadoc

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    Apart from testing or installed at the gateway...
    with thanks unshamefully borrowed Sul's post:)
     
  16. the Tester

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    I can think of two programs off the top of my head that I will not use in 2010..
    Drive Sentry and IObit Security 360.
     
  17. jmonge

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    drive sentry rip me off:D so will never use ever again:thumbd: in 2010 and never ever again:thumbd:
     
  18. wtsinnc

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    Without question I will continue to use XP Home and Pro with Internet Explorer 7, MBAM, WinPatrol, CCleaner, Temp Cleaner (from ADDPCs.com), POP Peeper, Sandboxie, Keyscrambler, IE7Pro, Simple Adblocker, Comodo Time Machine, Comodo Internet Security, Macrium Reflect, Avast 5 (free) AV, A-Squared (free), DVDFab 6, Imgburn, Glary Utilities, and the remainder of my subscriptions for Kaspersky and Bitdefender Security Suites.

    I will not use anything by McAfee, Webroot, or Iobit.
    It's very doubtful I will use AVs from Trend Micro, PC Tools, Panda, AVG, Rising, or Computer Associates.
    Probably not anything from Symantec/Norton or Microsoft Security Essentials either. No particular reason; just a personal preference.
    The same with Prevx (free) and Threatfire.
    Very probably I will not use Opera or Firefox browsers; I like IE 7.

    Currently undecided about Avira (free).
    They still have updating issues.

    I'm probably through with Zone Alarm, both the Security Suites and the stand-alone free or paid firewalls.
    Too bloated in my opinion. I sacrifice too much speed in an already outdated system.

    Also probably through with Acronis, Spyware Blaster, System Safety monitor, and I find myself using Superantispyware less and less.
    Ad-Aware and Spybot have been and remain definitely out.
     
  19. Dermot7

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    Will not use: 1.Anything from iobit.
    2.Avira (get the impression they're "elitist"-?).

    Will use: 1.Kaspersky.
    2.ESET.
    3.F-Secure.
    4.Avast.
    5.MBAM.
     
  20. Triple Helix

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    I can only think of one I will not use! Any of the so called NEW ones that we never heard of! Are you with me? There are to many as it is now o_O

    TH
     
  21. PC__Gamer

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    will use:

    Prevx 3.0 with SafeOnline
    and Hitman Pro as a 'what if', secondary on-demand scanner.

    i see no reason to use anything else, Prevx has never let me down.

    i use IE8 and see no reason to change from that either,

    will not use:
    all the rest (especially DriveSentry you piece of .....!")
     
  22. trjam

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    That is probaly the best and safest answer yet.:thumb:
     
  23. noone_particular

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    For 2010:
    Now that I have hardware that's powerful enough to make it worthwhile, I will work more with Virtualbox and a pre-MS version of Virtual PC (Connectix). This version doesn't have many of the artificial limitations that were added to the MS versions.

    I will most likely remove IE from the rest of my operating systems. I'll probably set up a server and possibly a TOR node. Will try Linux and/or BSD again, thanks to newer hardware.

    As for my security setup, that won't change. It's worked flawlessly for many years.
     
  24. dcrowe0050

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    only 4 i can say for sure that i will not use is:

    Chrome
    Comodo Cloud Scanner
    Drive Sentry
    Iobit
     
  25. Noob

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    I will use 100%: (And probably more) I try almost everything i can

    Security
    - Comodo IS V3/4
    - Kaspersky IS 2010
    - OA Premium
    - A-Squared
    - Returnil

    Other options include Hitman Pro, Avast 5 and others i don't remember :D

    Utilities
    - CCleaner :)
    - O&O Defrag V12
    - Google Chrome

    That's all i can think of now :ninja:
     
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