The minimum protection available?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Firefighter, Aug 12, 2005.

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  1. Firefighter

    Firefighter Registered Member

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    I'm just a curious how many aps is the minimum needed protection available to feel in safe? The firewall is outcluded but the rest is that what I'm interested in. Here is my choice.

    DrWeb 4.32b with Beta AntiSpyware Defs + the browser link scan option
    BOClean 4.12
    Ewido 3.5 Plus
    M$ AntiSpyware Beta
    Kaspersky Free online full scan
    Spyware Block List File

    After these I don't need anything else but I still have some add progs to keep my night without bad feelings.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
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  2. jg88swe

    jg88swe Registered Member

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    i say DrWeb with Spyware detection
     
  3. rothko

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    i feel safe surfing safely and with these to back me up in case i stray or something jumps out at me:

    NOD32
    Ewido (free - on demand)
    MS Antispyware, Spybot and Ad-Aware
     
  4. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Kaspersky 5.0
    A hostfile
    Microsoft AntiSpyware or Spy Sweeper
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    Perhaps, if you are a risky surfer:
    Ewido full
    BOClean
     
  5. The Hammer

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  6. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    Just some good AV. avast! does a good job for me,but in general KAV should do the trick for anyone. No need for extra anti-trojan/anti-spyare crap.
     
  7. YeOldeStonecat

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    I just run NOD32, MS Antispyware, and Spybot immunized. Internet Explorer with Google Toolbar, other times Firefox.

    What's "safe" varies from user to user, it's not cast in stone. Depends what you do on the web, where you surf, what you're downloading, etc. That certainly varies from person to person.
     
  8. Atomic_Ed

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    I agree and also run Avast! Pro. I have only run it a short time but so far it has been great on my system.
     
  9. squash

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    I agree.
    Windows Firewall, avast! and Firefox - and regularly reimage for me.
     
  10. The Hammer

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    Sorry but I have to disagree as all AV's still miss trojans now and then including KAV and Avast.
     
  11. Ned Slider

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    Absolutely. I had a particularly badly infected machine in for cleaning the other day (I do this for a living). I ran the following sequence and found:

    McAfee: 775 Viruses (probably mostly the same few viruses)
    Ad-Aware: loads - can't remember
    Spybot: quite a few - again can't remember
    F-Secure (KAV based): 9 more viruses missed by McAfee
    A-Squared: 15 more trojans/malwares
    ewido: 2 more trojans

    each missed by the previous scans. At that point I kinda gave up on it :rolleyes:

    But I think this really illustrates how much stuff any one program can miss, and all of the above are generally considered either class leaders or very good in their field (all were fully updated). Admittedly, this was on an unprotected machine that had been visiting some decidedly dodgy sites. But don't forget, these are viruses/malwares that are actually in the wild, not some theoretical lab sample.

    Ned
     
  12. rdsu

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    Anti-Trojans and Anti-Spywares isn't crap! Why all the stuff that you didn't use or like are crap!?

    They are extra-protection, but if you didn't need them don't criticize them for its work...
     
  13. rdsu

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    Depends of where the users surf on web, and how they deal with the stuff... ;)
     
  14. rdsu

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    You didn't had any active protection to get all these Malware, right?
     
  15. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    IMHO this is false!! Only do this if you can not afford anything but an AV. AVs are not good enough to stand alone. YET. ;)
     
  16. The Hammer

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    Don't forget email and IM.
     
  17. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Nod32
    Process Guard
    RegDefend
    Look n Stop
    SpywareBlaster
    CounterSpy

    My Choices :cool:

    Cheers :D
     
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  18. World Industries

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    I currently use

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal
    Outpost Firewall Pro
    WinPatrol PLUS
    Ad-Aware SE Professional
    A-squared Personal
    SpywareGuard
    SpywareBlaster
    Spybot S&D
    BlueTack's Host File

    World Industries
     
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  19. bellgamin

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    DrWeb + AdInf + Online Armor is a good strong *minimum* I think.
     
  20. WSFuser

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    firewall excluded; for the bare minimum i would have a good av like nod32 with a good antispyware/antitrojan like ewido. it should be sufficient for safe hex. to expand this (if necessary) id add processguard, mvsp HOSTS, and online armor.
     
  21. Meltdown

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    Paranoid2000 in another thread:
     
  22. rdsu

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    Right ;) It's a dangerous way to be infected...
     
  23. TAP

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    I only use these 3 apps to protect my machine and home network machines

    - avast! Home Edition
    - Spybot S&D
    - Kerio Personal Firewall

    All these free, I feel safe with it and haven't been infected.
     
  24. RejZoR

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    I meant "crap" as for something that you don't necessary need.
    You can eliminate infection vectors by using smart replacements,so you don't need loads of extra scanners for this and that.

    IE6 replaced by Firefox or Opera
    Mail clients replaced by GMail service operated through Firefox (basically zero infection chance)
    avast! as main and only antivirus
    Windows XP SP2 firewall (read below why it suits me just fine even though everyone are screaming that WinXP firewall sux)

    Well thats pretty much it. I used to check PC with Adaware and Spybot,but i found out that it detctes only tracking cookies (harmless anyway) so i uninstalled them.

    I haven't seen ANY (i mean any) malware since i started using GMail. It's a bit more restrictive with executables,but thats just a small tradeoff for basically perfectly safe mail viewing. avast! keeps back all those more common things pretty well too. Forefox blocks majority of spyware trash and avast! detects more common Adware nasties. Thats it. Never had any infestation since ages.
     
  25. wildman

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    :rolleyes: (1) Zone Alarm

    (2) AVG 7.0 (Free)

    (3) SpyWare Blaster

    (4) AdAware.

    (5) SpySubtract (Came with the machine) (has 33 days left).

    All the security patches for WindowsXP are current.

    Thanks
    Wildman
     
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