safe surfer looking for lighter options

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hi

    i have noticed some users reli on just nod32 and windows firewall since they are A safe surfer and have a nat firewall. now I was wondering if i could use just bitdefender 10 standard and prevx1? since I am safe surfer?
    or kav6 and prevx1?

    or av+look n stop firewall?

    I have a nat device at noted in sig.

    the main thing is bitdefender and look n stop firewall enough protection?
    it has antispyware and registry protection and its BHAVE heristics.

    btw i havent forgotten antivir. antivir suite isnt out yet so i only judge products that are out.

    since I like bitdefender 10 I could get that instead.
    as far as i know bitdefender 10 is lighter than bitdefender 9.5.

    of course they both slow down internet speed a bit because of there http scanners. but this doesnt matter to me really.

    i just want a light setup with eiether bitdefender 10 or kaspersky 6.0 and the options above.

    thanks in advance
    lodore



    kaspersky av is great but i would have to add quite a few programs to trusted zone I think.

    lodore
     
  2. Drew99GT

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    Well, Prevx1 and KAV seem to be incompatible with the proactive defense on.

    For minimum security, you could use Prevx1/windows firewall plus the AV of your choice.

    I tested Prevx1 in some of the firewall leak tests and it passed!

    I have Antivir and Prevx1/windows firewall currently as the only security products. I have comodo but it's turned off currently.

    Firefox with no script and flash turned off essentially renders you as safe as can be (short of a sandbox) from pure drive by downloaded crud - I've tested it.
     
  3. eBBox

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    At this moment im testing Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007. I havent tested the firewall yet, but the Antivirus and Antispyware is doing its job terrific. Really a positive expirence so far. And I find it quite light, both in boot time, surfing, using programs and so on. :thumb:

    Give it a shot if you haven't done that allready :)
     
  4. lodore

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    i havent tryed that yet. but i might but dono.
     
  5. lodore

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    I do like bitdefender+prevx1+look n stop. that would be ideal.
    or kaspersky+look n stop+prevx1 but as far as i remember DOn at kaspersky forum said he had full KIS minus antispam with prevx1 and has no problems.

    lodore
     
  6. Don Pelotas

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    That comes as a quite a surprise to me since i have used this combo for quite sometime without issue's.
     
  7. lodore

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    ye as I said above from what I posted the other day.
     
  8. Don Pelotas

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    Why?....
     
  9. lodore

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    one thing that i would like to clear up is as follows. with kaspersky ive heard that everything is filtered through a proxy is this true?

    because most av's just use a proxy for web scanners.

    and the rest is scanned as it is downloaded and not trough a proxy

    lodore
     
  10. austin1257

    austin1257 Infrequent Poster

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    you have prevx1, add Nod or Kas and Ewido free and your own firewall, and that is about as light as you can get and be safe. I tried Bitdefender to and had some issues but they may be resolved. It didnt get a Advance+ rating this time either. Dont shy away from Nod either.
     
  11. lodore

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    Hi, Don, I have diskeeper which I think needs to go in trusted zone so kaspersky dont scan all the files it accesses. i think i would also need to add window blinds to trusted zone or it might come up as riskware invador.
     
  12. Don Pelotas

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    How can two programs become "quite a few programs"?
     
  13. lodore

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    I couldnt think of any more atm Don. i will tell you if i think of more.
    btw do i lose much protection if i turn of the last catogorie called riskware?

    if i can just turn off that option then that might be good enough.
    and then once i have added the stuff to trusted i can then turn the option on
     
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    My sig is pretty light, not meaning to knock on the wood or anything :D

    Very light av, light HIPS, probably the lightest firewall out there, nice HOSTS file that is short and simple. I live by the KISS policy ;)

    Probably uses under 20 MB RAM and almost 0 CPU now that I think about, will check later since on am on my Arch pc

    Alphalutra1
     
  15. Lucy

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    Hi Iodore,

    As trends go nowadays, don't you think that a single proactive protection and a firewall for the network control are enough.

    Honestly I believe that antivirus are usefull cleaning tools but are certainly useless when it comes to deal with infectionand furthermore with quite a huge amount of ressources.

    Ilya said it here several times. Maybe it's time to put things up side down and consider proactive protections as the first and main line of defense (after firewall of course).

    Prevx1 (or others) is a good choice. Then an antivirus scanner on demand only is more than enough. In this config., antivir seems a perfect light choice (avs as well with karspersky engine for free,...)
    For example, Zopzop has a nice light config on his laptop.
     
  16. lodore

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    I do see your point.

    but I have stayed almost virus and malware free on this pc for nearly two years.

    but i just want a lighter setup since f-secure is heavy.

    someone just use prevx1 but i wouldnt fell safe just using one app.

    thats why i wanted av+prevx1 and then use windows firewall for inbound protection.
     
  17. phasechange

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    I have a number of machines and use a number of AV solutions. However my main desktop PC is protected simply by AVS and a hardware firewall (low end, NAT router with firewall). I don't use a software firewall.

    I have not had a virus infection on a Windows machine (except for the day when the Iloveyou thing got mailed to me by a girl i liked at work on the day of the big outbreak how embarrassing but true is that)!

    I blame that one on user error!

    Fairy
     
  18. lodore

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    ye i agree. on my old pc it had tons of viruses and tojans but on those days i went on warez sites. as said before I have learnt my lesson and now am a very safe surfer. so havent been infected for like two years.

    so i think i can relie on an av and prevx1 no problem but i still would like sergestions
     
  19. WSFuser

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    is that when u use the Proactive Defense? Im not using PDM and KIS gets along fine with WindowBlinds.

    my suggestion is AV + nat router (or peronal firewall) + Prevx1.
     
  20. lodore

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    I think its when you use PDM. how come you dont use PDM?

    thanks for you sergestion. i have got a nat router.

    so it would be av+nat router+prevx1=light setup
    I would turn on windows firewall just as extra precation doesnt hurt.

    so now im sussed in that way its bitdefender 10 vs kaspersky 6 vs antivir.

    i mean i do like kav 6.0 because of its fast scanning after first scan fast updates etc.
    bitdefender because its quite light and its bhave heristics and hourly updates.
    antivir because its really light great heristics and set and forgot av.
     
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  21. WSFuser

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    i prefer Prevx1 over using PDM.
     
  22. farmerlee

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    I am currently experimenting with nod32, look n stop and trend micro antispyware. All 3 programs are very light and don't slow my pc down.
     

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    Bitdefender should be good... wish i could test it v 10... but i don't want to remove kaspersky.. because i no ill just install it bak...
     
  24. Durad

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    I am using NOD32 only, Jetico and Opera. I do not remember that I ever had virus warning except for emails.

    From time to time I run HijackThis just to make sure nothing is hidding.
     
  25. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    I have never been lighter and feel pretty safe behind my Hardware FW on my Compaq (My PC). See my sig. ;)
     
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