Which Anti-Malware Is Best

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  1. highbids

    highbids Registered Member

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    I have a pc that has only 256K of memory & a 1.6 intel cpu.

    Which Anti-Malware or executible Is Best for a low end pc like this.

    I currently have kaspersky anti-virus & windows xp firewall enabled.

    Two days ago with the same setup I had something get thru, I coud not download any programs or copy & paste. I had to format the hard drive to get rid of this basterd I do not want to go thru this again.
     
  2. Xenophobe

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    Avira is light, and has good detection.
     
  3. highbids

    highbids Registered Member

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    I'm happy with Kaspersky for now how about something to stop rootkits and Malware. something got thru kaspersky the other day & I need some extra
    layer of protection thats light on systrem resources.
     
  4. Pedro

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    How are you sure something got through? The problem you describe could be a bug related to some legit program, who knows.

    KAV has PDM, which supposedly is very good. Do you have it enabled? Can it block executables, or does it have some option to intercept execution? That would be very good by itself.
     
  5. solcroft

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    Yes.

    But.

    Its execution control isn't "global". It will allow execution by default, and you have to add blocked processes by hand.
     
  6. Pedro

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    I see. Then it is not ideal imo.
     
  7. solcroft

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    Let's be honest; execution control isn't ideal anyway for the average user.

    The PDM will do just fine.
     
  8. Pedro

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    You are right, but it wouldn't hurt to have that option, off by default.
     
  9. highbids

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    I could have let it get thru by clicking ok to soon using kespersky.

    It should have a learning curve for the programs & actions & remember
    them but I'm always getting the same warning, like when I start internet
    explorer & windows explorer.

    I'm going to set it up it for medim protection & see how that works.

    I tried Avira but the trial does not protect againest email vires or
    does it.

    I'm thinking of setting up Kaspersky for mediam proection & find
    an anti excutible thats light on system resources. Any reccomdations
    on which one.
     
  10. solcroft

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    Have you tried telling the PDM to remember your answers?

    For easiest results, enable ONLY the Application Activity Analyzer, and make sure all the checkboxes inside are ticked except for Windows Task Manager protection.
     
  11. highbids

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    I did that but I do not see Windows Task Manager protection.
     
  12. Hermescomputers

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    Try a HIPS and some common sense.. these usually work! Prevx or Threatfire are good exemples...
     
  13. highbids

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    I downloaded Prevx 2.0 & setup Kaspersky to not warn me as much
    I'll go ahead & try that setup.
     
  14. muf

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    I recommend Sandboxie. Low memory useage and excellent protection. In a nutshell you run your browser sandboxed, then everything coming down your line from the internet goes into the sandbox and is contained there. After finishing browsing you clear the contents of the sandbox and your back to before you went browsing. It does allow you to transfer files from the sandbox to the 'actual' location on your pc so you can keep things that you have downloaded like application's or links to favourite websites etc.

    Read about it here

    muf
     
  15. demoneye

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    yeah you right :) :thumb:
     
  16. Xenophobe

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    Oh, sorry. I thought you needed a new AV.
     
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