What else to use along with ESS for sure?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by rokko, Sep 1, 2008.

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  1. rokko

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    Thanks.o_O
     
  2. ASpace

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    Best is to use ESET Smart Security's firewall in Interactive mode so that you can monitor which programs want to *go out* , where exactly they want to connect to , ports , etc and you can have full control .

    ESET Smart Security is all-in-one suit , more or less it includes everything - antivirus , antispyware , firewall and anti-spam protections.

    In addition to ESET products , I also use Microsoft's Windows Defender . It works great with most AVs , including ESET NOD32 and ESET Smart Security . However , you don't necessary need to use anything else - just what you find needed. :thumb:
     
  3. emperordarius

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    SUPERAntiSpyware(possibly the professional version, on real time), MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, BOClean.
     
  4. rokko

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    Thanks. I just installed SAS Pro 4.20.1046 :thumb:
     
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    use ThreatFire for more protection...
     
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    Do none of these conflict with ESS or slow your system down? I thought you were only supposed to use 1 AV and anti-spyware product on real-time.

    I do use MalwareBytes and Spybot S&D as on-demand scanners but nothing else on real-time protection.
     
  7. emperordarius

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    Cupez80 is right, since ESS relies ONLY on singnatures and heuristics, you MUST use a behaviour blocker. Good ones are ThreatFire/CyberHawk(free, the last one is lighter on resources) or Mamutu($$)
     
  8. ASpace

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    I must disagree (at least to some extent) . ESS includes 3 protections :
    - Antimalware (AV+AS)
    - Firewall
    - Anti-spam

    All 3 combine powers , work together . Anti-spam can reduce not only ads but potentially dangerous emails that look like spam . Antimalware uses patters and different heuristic techniques (emulation , generic signatures , etc - more here , pages 1 to 5) . Firewall is great - in Interactive mode it allows users to create their own rules and have control over the situation about what is coming in and what goes out , where it goes or comes from , what ports shall be used , what program is going to perform the action , etc)

    All 3 combined give very high protection rate
     
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    The MALWARE/SPYWARE detection relies only on those methods. I was not talking about other components. They're using signatures and heuristics only. That's an outdated approach nowadays IMO.
     
  10. ASpace

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    Relatively outdated techniques but all AV products (malware/spyware detection) use them to find threats . Other modules (behavious analysis , firewalls) also help protect the machine and detect new threats
     
  11. emperordarius

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    I'm just saying that the approach Signature+Heuristic only is outdated. I don't say that the techniques themselves are outdated. It's easy to bypass signatures and heuristics. Just hex editing and packing. Even a script kiddie can do that. While hex editing and packing won't be able to bypass behaviour blocking/HIPS functions easily. A "modern" approach is Signature+Heuristic+Behaviour Blocking/HIPS or just Signature + Behaviour blokcin/HIPS is the Behaviour blokcin/HIPS module is very strong.
     
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  12. Hibiscus

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    Thanks rokko for starting this thread. I have the following :-

    AVGAS (paid for), Windows Defender (Free), Spyware Blaster (Free), Superantispyware (Free), Lavasoft Ad-Aware (Free), Spybot and CCleaner.

    Is this overkill and would I be better off using MalwareBytes Anti-malware and/or Threatfire and getting rid of some of the others.

    Thanks for reading this.
     
  13. suziedog

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    I use Spybot & CC without any conflicts.
     
  14. alphadog

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    What else to use with ESS?

    Aspirin, or your prefered headache remedy. I'm partial to two fingers of whisky...
     
  15. rokko

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    Hi Hibiscus, I think so too, thread in need.

    Is it expedient to add ThreatFire to ESS+SASPro?
     
  16. rokko

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    Hi alphadog, very nice comment:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    But which aspirin, paid or free ? :D :D :D
     
  17. DanL

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    I think rokko is wanting to hear from people who are actually using eset smart security,
    and what other programs are compatible with it.

    I'm also curious.
     
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