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Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Sjoeii, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. Sjoeii

    Sjoeii Registered Member

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    Hi I've got NOD32 and Comodo installed right now and I hate pop ups.

    Is this a good combination? Or do I need ZA pro , Outpost?
    Or maybe a HIPS? SSM, Cyberhawk, PREVX?
     
  2. JCorliss

    JCorliss Registered Member

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    Never hurts to install a HIPS. NOD32 and Comodo are great together, though.
     
  3. disinter1

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    Comodo pro is just as good if not better than ZA or outpost, all the firewalls give annoying pop ups, it depends on how you customize them. And Nod32 can be set to reduce or stop pop ups, etc
     
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    Thanx
    What do you recommend with NOD32 + Comodo?
    pop up blokker?
    SSM?
    anti spyware needed?
     
  5. WSFuser

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    if u hate pop-ups, go for Prevx1 or Cyberhawk.

    for AS, just use ondemand scanners like a-squared free or superantispyware free.
     
  6. farmerlee

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    NOD + Comodo if a basic but effective setup for most people. If you want something extra prosecurity free or system safety monitor free could be the answer.
     
  7. Sjoeii

    Sjoeii Registered Member

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    Thanx for all the help.
    I hate slow down of my PC is a seperate HIPS or a anti spyware needed?

    Or is it better to go for ZA pro with ad blocker in it?
     
  8. lodore

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    online armor prevx or cyberhawk should be good HIPS with low amount of popups.
    also have you got a nat router?
    if not buy one of those.
    a hosts file can be useful for blocking some of the crap.
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
    what browser do you use?
    lodore
     
  9. WSFuser

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    i consider HIPS and AS as optional rather than needed, but it depends on you.

    if u use firefox for web browsing, i suggest u get the adblocker plus extension.
     
  10. KDNeese

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    I have run this combination (with variations on the firewall) for a long time and have remained totally clean:

    Comodo (or any other good firewall)
    NOD32 (with advanced heuristics & anti-stealth enabled)
    MVPS Hosts File


    Popup blocking should be taken care of by your browser settings. IE, Firefox & Opera can all be set to block pop-ups. The MVPS Hosts file takes care of the ads and other garbage.

    I use SSM free at times but is generally not needed. However, I'm very selective about the sites I visit and don't download anything questionable. In my experience, NOD32 has demonstrated better detection of malware in general than any anti-spyware app. Both NOD32 and SSM run very silently and don't take up a lot of resources, so running them together should not be a drain on your system. Also, if you run SSM, I would disable the application behavioral stuff in Comodo, as it shouldn't be needed if running another HIPS.
     
  11. Ice_Czar

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    2nd the NAT hardware router

    add
    virtualize as many threat vectors as possible (browser, email client, IM)
    get sandboxie and religiously use it
    proxy IM too (meebo)

    start doing scans from outside the box as well from a live CD \ USB pen drive (clamAV is bundled with Knoppix) let it work while your at lunch or something
    and keep an updated log with one or several rootkit detectors (Unhooker, Ice Sword, ect)
    you could also benchmark security with startuplist \ HijackThis (update all benchmarks after each software install)

    you can also keep real good track of what software does with Install Watch

    Id also toss on a real time checksum ap to monitor critical (nonchanging) system files and security exe \ dll
    Filechecker (support forum is here) dont get too crazy experiment with acceptable overhead for your box, same with windows security and object auditing logs

    (they are all freeware)

    dump OE\IE and avoid Vista like the plague (forever if possible, minimum a year or SP1 whichever is longer)
     
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