Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by carat, Nov 18, 2010.
Security ratings with Google/WOT/Website AV
But i rarely use this web rating websites, when i go into a danger zone i know the risks and i take precaution
This and WOT can be installed at the same time. Good for a second opinion. ^__^
i don't use DNS services since those are reactive and not proactive.
those are like AVs based on signatures.
which i'm allergic to.
I agree with you... almost. Proactive is something that does its best at preventing the infection in the first place, correct? Reactive, in many scenarios it will only detect after the infection occurs.
But, if a reactive measure prevents an infection from happening, because already has detections for it, then isn't it being proactive?
By the way, webutation isn't a DNS service. And, talking about DNS services, it sure is better for most users to make use of such, instead of their ISPs that provide no additional protection. At least, DNS services like Norton DNS, Sunbelt ClearCloud DNS, and others provide an additional security measure.
Looking at your signature I see Malwarebytes and Hitman... How much allergic are you?
i use Malwarebyte for downloads and Hitman once a week.
they never find anything.
i tried ClearCloud DNS but those things are like signature based AVs.
there's has to be a "signature" of a bad site being reported.
it's not "0 day" or "0 minute" protection.
sure, it's another layer of protection but i don't want to pile up protections just for a minimal increase in security.
after all, going back to a clean system is just a matter of restoring a safe image.
the time it takes to make and have a cup of coffee!
What if ISP DNS offers Faster Surfing than the one
offered by Norton DNS, Sunbelt ClearCloud DNS ?
I'm sure you are familiar with THIS
Obviously, users need to verify which one (of those mentioned and their ISPs) would provide a faster DNS. I thought that it would be more than clear that such would be required, and not needed for I to mention it.
Only a crazy person would trade a bit of extra security for speed, when you can get that bit of extra security somewhere else.
i uses ClearCloud DNS for a few days and i could not tell the difference speedwise.
if anything, surfing with ClearCloud DNS seemed faster but it could've been my imagination.
the reason i stopped using it had nothing to do with speed.
I didn't notice any difference
You can find the Norton DNS Thread here
Run some DNS Benchmark Tools, first!
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