Which one is fit for Avast! 4 home?

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  1. zhanwest

    zhanwest Registered Member

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    I installed Avast! 4 home edition. But it seems that Avast! is no effective for defending downloader.
    May I select Boclean or AVG anti-spyware to neutralize the threat of downloader? If not, can you kindly recommend one for me?
    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. RejZoR

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    avast! HE + Cyberhawk. I hardly think anything will go past these two...
    You can add Comodo BoClean in there but i see no need. It's free so it's up to you.
     
  3. lodore

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    the best question is what browser do you use?
    internet explor 6/7?
    if so you should consider changing to opera or firefox.
    also you should be careful in what random links you click from email/messenger.
    thirdly be careful in which .exe files you download and double click.
    lodore
     
  4. JerryM

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    Hi zhanwest,
    What firewall are you using? I was just wondering if you are using the Windows firewall.
    Best,
    Jerry
     
  5. Tarq57

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    AVG Antispyware, Asquared, Superantispyware, and SpywareTerminator all work OK with Avast.
    I think most security programs do, Avast never gives a problem here.
    Just don't try adding another antivirus.
    Downloader is a generic name for a type of trojan, not always stopped by AV programs, so one of the four listed above, and/or Comodo Boclean, would be useful.
     
  6. JerryM

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    Avast Home is the AV that I go to during an interim period, and it has always run without a problem or penetration. I think there is not much doubt that it is helped some by the use of a good anti-spy/anti-malware program such as those that have been mentioned.
    I have not tried BoClean, but have uses SAS, a-squared, Counterspy, and AVGAS. There have been no conflicts with any while using Avast.

    In 2004 Firefighter ran some tests where he used various AVs with and without an AT/AS. The results showed that some clearly profited when a AS application was used with them.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=58597
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=83323

    I have no way of determining which AS is the best.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  7. LoneWolf

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    BOClean with SAS on demand working well with Avast here. :D
     
  8. zhanwest

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    Thanks everyone for your kind help

    I use Comodo firewall pro with Avast! and my browser is Firefox.
    Mmm, I will try BOClean with SAS or AVG Antispyware on demand.
    Does Cyberhawk have any conflict with Comodo firewall pro? I had used it but it slowed down my PC.
     
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    cant go past avg suite, SAS Boclean , Trojan remover 6.6.1, and prevx 2.0
    :D :D :D
     
  10. Jarmo P

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    Download or install? Really dont know what this 'Downloade'r is.
    To install something is always a gamble.
    Just install a hips and if you dont know how to operate or some other security software either that is conflicting and you get the most nasty install you ever had.
    Just my few thoughts.
     
  11. zhanwest

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    Downloader is a malware which can automatically download malware.
    I know how to use a HIPS, but maybe somebody who will use the PC does not know. So some alternative is necessary.
     
  12. Firefighter

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    Compared to which av:s? Actually Avast has quite good backdoor, trojan and ad-/spyware detection and it has improved a lot in detection lately.

    In my WinXP Home partition of my laptop I use only Avast 4.7 Home together with Firefox 2.0.0.4 plus COMODO BOClean in real time MEMORY protection and SUPERAntiSpyware Free as an On-Demand cleaning.

    In my USB flash drive I have also an ewido micro malware scanner capable to scan my hard drives too.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
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  13. JerryM

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    Hi Firefighter,
    How does that ewido micro work on a flash drive? Is it just downloaded and moved to the drive, opened there, and it scans?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    Hi, folks: I use Avast 4 home along with firewall, BoClean, SAS on demand and Prevx2, but all combined still would not provide me a peace of mind, therefore I add virtualization app such as DeepFreeze standard. From there on I surf net in frozen mode, not worrying anything would stick to my box any more. DF freezes the whole drive, nothing will leak into adjacent partition/volume. Bulletproof almost.
     
  15. zhanwest

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    Yes, it can work anywhere with internet link.
    If offline, Ewido Micro cannot download the threat database and will not work.
     
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    Thank you, Firefighter. I have used Ewido Micro also.
    IMO, maybe they mean Avira Antivir or Kaspersky. And I have read some threads about the case.
     
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    He gave a wrong link - his link points to AVG AS's online scanner which requires ActiveX / IE to run . Here is Ewido micro
    http://download.ewido.net/ewido_micro.exe

    It is an executable which will perform full scan overy registry/memory/local drives . Before running it automatically downloads definitions from Ewido/Grisoft servers and then scans
     
  19. zhanwest

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    Mmm, it seems to be an internet security suite.
    And is it easy to use? It is new to me.
     
  20. Firefighter

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    Oops! Sorry! I had lost my bookmark to the right ewido micro one. I corrected my former post concerning this.

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  21. JerryM

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    Hi zhanwest,

    Thanks, I downloaded it, and will have to give it a try.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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    Yes, it is a suite and I find it very easy to use. I have been using it since February (replaced avast and some other components with it) and have been very pleased with it.
     
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    I install and use Blink Personal Edition occasionally and like it very much. Is it's auto updating working ok now though? There are reports of a few problems lately. It is however a very stable program, and despite high memory usage light on system resources.
     
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  24. zhanwest

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    If you have installed the FREE copy of Blink Personal Edition, it MAY ONLY BE USED in the United States and Canada. If you are in need of a license that works outside of the United States and Canada, you may purchase a copy of Blink Personal Edition.
    It's a shame.
     
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    Although not free, A-squared is a nice program that is easy to use with easy to understand warnings. It's also has IDS http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/ids/ . They also offer a free on-demand version. I have used A-squared with Avast and Online Armor2 real-time and it works great :).

    You might also keep in mind that BOClean will only catch something if it has run. In other words if you download a 'bad' file and don't run it, BOClean will never see it unless it's either executed, or you drag and drop the file to BOCleans' GUI. With BOClean, you will definitely need on demand AS/AMs to catch the bad files that may be lying around. Of course they will probably only catch cookies :p .

    Cheers, innerpeace
     
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