What should I change/add? Light weight Security setup

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  1. faenil

    faenil Registered Member

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    I need help...I'm formatting and I don't know which softwares my security setup will include...I need LIGHT weight softwares, with good performances...if not the best..

    Which security setup do you suggest to install?

    I would say:
    Nod32 / Antivir Premium
    Comodo Firewall
    Cyberhawk
    AVG AS (On demand)

    What should I add/change?

    Thank you so much...

    (I hope not to be an outlaw this time) :D

    Thread has been posted twice dunno why...close one admin :D
     
  2. lodore

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    hello faenil,
    i would say nod32 rather than antivir since there are less problems with nod32.
    keep the others.
    you could add superantispyware as on demand second opinion
    what browser do you use?
    also have you got a firewalled router?
    if you haven't you should strongly consider buying one.
    lodore
     
  3. faenil

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    Yes it has got a firewall...
    I use Opera and firefox...

    What do you think of Prevx? Should I add it, or substitute it to Cyberhawk?
     
  4. lodore

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    prevx+nod32+comodo firewall is more than enough for realtime.
    another option is online armor+nod32+comodo firewall
    if you gonna use eiether online armor or prevx then you no longer need cyberhawk.
    lodore
     
  5. faenil

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    thank you very much...that's the setup I'm gonna choose ;)
     
  6. faenil

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    What about ssm paid version instead of prevx?
     
  7. Old Monk

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    Hi faenil

    SSM = possibly steep learning curve

    Prevx ABC Mode = no learning curve

    Strengths/Weaknesses in protection I'll let more advanced comment.

    I like both and I like OA. Difficult choices but all 3 are good. See which combo you're machine (and you !) like best.
     
  8. faenil

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    Furthermore:

    SSM paid is 35$
    Online Armor is 40$
    Prevx is 20€!!

    You should consider the prices as well... :D
     
  9. trjam

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    Pretty much everything you need is included in the Avira Suite, with some added force being added later this year. And light it is.
     
  10. faenil

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    Has Avira got a HIPS?...
     
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    Eh, all you need is some decent AV and Cyberhawk. Better firewall than Windows one is optional. This combination may miss something but chance of that happening is like airplane crashing in your house...
    People install so much security "crap" on PC that it would be better to just infect the PC with one malware. And it would probably still be faster...:p
     
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    Yep, big ums to. Seriously no. Never felt I needed it.
     
  13. Old Monk

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    My long held view since getting into all this is how relatively cheap security software is :D

    But to some, certainly cost is an issue, I understand.

    SSM I believe has changed it's licensing arrangements fairly recently. Check their site.

    OA renewal is good value for a great product.

    Prevx has in effect a limitless free trial up until the point where they have saved you from an infection. Then the 30 day trial counts down and after that has expired the detection remains free but if you want Prevx to clean you have to pay. Fair deal if you ask me. Payment options are available, not just annual fee. Again, check their site.

    Support is also really important. OA is top notch as is Prevx. SSM is good as well in my experience.

    Good luck with your choices.
     
  14. Old Monk

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    Hi

    Just seen that. Would it not depend on what kind of "one malware" got on your machine.

    For me I'd rather have security "crap" on my machine and 2 minute boot-up than a keylogger transmitting my bank password and a 30 second boot-up.

    And yes, I know many would advocate the chances are neglible for those who are savvy and can spot something amiss but I for one are not that confident that I wouldn't get sloppy at some point so a little extra "reminder" doesn't hurt as far I'm concerned.

    Just my opinion but yours is respected :)
     
  15. larryb52

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    I use Nod32, LnS2.06 & adaware, but than I'm a safe/soft surfer, it's light enough...
     
  16. Old Monk

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    Hi

    I'm not sure that this thread isn't in the wrong forum now :doubt:
     
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