Redundancy

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by TerryWood, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi @ Wilders

    I use Windows 10 Home latest version x 64

    My principal security is:

    Bitdefender FreeAntivirus, OSArmor, Malwarebytes Anti Exploit, Voodooshield Free, Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control and Keyscrambler

    Can I ask the experts to comment on any redundant security software that I may have, and are these the best pairings. I like to keep things simple, free, and with not too much user involvement.

    Thank you

    Terry
     
  2. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    I would ditch Keyscrambler, as it only provides protection if a keylogger is already on your computer, the goal is to keep them off, the protection you are using should do that.

    I would go with Bitdefender and only 1 of VS, OSarmour or MBAE, strongest protection would be with VS. That is all you need, anymore is overkill.
     
  3. Bill_Bright

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    All of our systems run with Windows Defender and none of them have ever been infected. And we know this because two also run with Malwarebytes Premium and the remaining are scanned once a week with Malwarebytes Free. And neither Malwarebytes has ever found anything other than a couple "wanted" PUPs (potentially "unwanted" programs) - and that's since W10 came out in 2015.

    Windows Defender (soon to be Microsoft Defender) is already on your W10 system, it is free, and it could't be simpler.

    Firewall technologies are plain and simple. They all block ports the same way. So we don't need a 3rd party firewall either.

    If you don't leave your computer in public places where anyone with admin access can use it, you don't need a keyscrambler.

    Beyond that, keep Windows fully updated, avoid risky behavior like participating in illegal filesharing or visiting illegal pornography or gambling sites, and don't be "click-happy" on unsolicited downloads, links, attachments, and popups - the exact same precautions we must take regardless our security of choice.

    Don't let anyone tell you this program or that program isn't good enough. If from a known company, and you keep it updated, it is fine. You don't need to drive around in an Abrams Tank to be safe. You just need a properly maintained, current vehicle and most importantly, you must drive defensively!
     
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  4. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Thank you digmor crusher & Bill Bright for your insight..

    Terry
     
  5. imdb

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    @TerryWood

    @Bill_Bright has put it perfectly. :thumb:
    keep it simple. less is better. give it some time and you'll get accustomed to it.
     
  6. Rasheed187

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    The only redundancy I see is VoodooShield and MBAE, they are both designed to tackle exploits. If you dislike Win Defender then you could stick to Bitdefender. WFC and OSArmor are nice tools to have, if they are not causing any problems, keep them.

    But what if your first line of defence has failed? You always need a "post execution" strategy IMO. If somehow a keylogger has managed to load, and perhaps has also managed to bypass the firewall, then a tool like KeyScrambler may come in handy.
     
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