VTZilla, VT Hash Check and Web of Trust, COMBO

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by javahole, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. javahole

    javahole Registered Member

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    Look like great products? Although i guess many on here don't seem to rate WOT from what i've read...or maybe they just rate machines more than people? :)

    The great VT Hash Check thread seems to locked...or maybe it's just locked for idiots like me. Any update on that software, and more importantly does anyone use all 3 of the above together as an alternative to regular AV's?

    I was thinking of going back to the free Avira AV, but then remembered that they install the Ask tool bar if you want ''web protection'' and i dont want that. Plus i like the fun free stuff and a light system.

    I've ditched my AV (not Avira) so am just weighing up my options. I have Toolwiz Time Freeze installed (using it now, sandboxie doesn't like my PC), so in a practical and nerdy interest point of view what about all of these together and keep an AV off my system?

    Any other software to look at, much appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

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    Did you look at herdprotect?
     
  3. javahole

    javahole Registered Member

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    No, cheers just checked it out. That's another one then.

    Did i read right on another thread that you no longer use it?
     
  4. subhrobhandari

    subhrobhandari Registered Member

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    Well, I use it rarely, about once in a month. Due to all these engines and me using alpha/beta softwares, there are always FPs, so I need to manually look at everything. Besides, herdprotect caches a lot of entries here, which I think is probably the unknown hashes C:\Program Files\Reason\herdProtect\Scanner\Cache. I usually use herdprotect once after I do a clean windows install, just to check.

    When you are scanning for the first time, herdprotect will take a lot of time to upload/classify unknowns, which might be a downside to some.

    On topic: Are you looking at the correct VT Hash thread? For me it's open and showing the reply options. I started using VT Hash few weeks ago myself.

    IMO, if you are using anti-exploits like MBAE/EMET/HMP.Alert with a good firewall and a good security software (EAM/Webroot my favorite), you should be able to avert most malwares.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2015
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