security setup

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by DraGoNsLaYaZ22, Aug 6, 2006.

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  1. DraGoNsLaYaZ22

    DraGoNsLaYaZ22 Registered Member

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    I have been considering using various security applications for my computer. I have only considered a an anti-virus, firewall, and anti-spyware application. Since I came to this site I have noticed that there are many more security applications as well. Are programs such as anti trojans and rootkit removers actually needed?

    Additionally, I have had some trouble finding professional reviews of high quality for security applications. Can anyone recommend some to me?
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    its entirely up to you.

    one of my computers solely has an antivirus and firewall, and i feel fine surfing the web and playing online games. it all has to do with ur habits, comfort level, knowledge, common sense etc.
     
  3. Tommy

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    Recommendations for certain security applications depend on your knowledge. There are some good 'One-Klick' security applications and other which need detailed configurations which means a knowledge from your side. Also a personal feeling for some applications. So let us now are you are a beginner, advanced user or expert regarding to Internet, network and so on.

    As a normal/common surfer without a network behind you can start with one of the AntiVirus applications which are mostly recommended in this forum. Regarding to firewalls get a feeling by trying out several. If you are not an expert don't test Jetico You will get crazy. Also forget so called HIPS. A freeware AntiSpy/Trojan remover could be for startup a2square.

    So for startup use a AntiVirus, Firewall and a AntiSpy/Trojan remover (AntiVirus aplications lack in catching trojans/AntiSpy ware). That should do the job for a normal surfer which is not frequently surfing to Warez or Porn sides :D
     
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  4. dah145

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    Just make sure that the software you select in each category is a good one. :cool:

    This is a credible AVs review site:

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/
     
  5. the Tester

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    What you need depends on you and your surfing habits.
    A Firewall,AV,and AntiSpyware program are good for starters.Maybe that's all that you need.
    AT programs that I think are quality products(based on my experince only):BoClean,Ewido,and A-Squared.
     
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