WSA with Comodo firewall enough?

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  1. makios

    makios Registered Member

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    Hi, people @ Wilders,

    On my Notebook lately I used to run Bitdefender Antivirus only, but somehow it's not as stable as I wish. So, in the meanwhile, until a new build of BD is released, I'm using WSA AV with Comodo (firewall Only).
    Next to BD and Eset (license Eset has expired) my favourite is Avast! free.

    Would it be safer to run Avast! next to WSA and Comodo FW? Or would this be too much overlap?

    I like to run light Security-apps (who doesn't) and wonder if it is necessary to expand my setup.

    ... on the other hand: I also still have the Spyshelter pro lifetime license: would this be a better addon to my setup than Avast! ?

    Thnx, Makios
     
  2. Smiggy

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    If you're a 'careful' user why bother with an AV?
    Lock down PC with the D+ aspect of Comodo (excellent post in here showing how to do this) coupled with SandboxIE (free).

    Light as a feather and safe/secure.

    I usually carry out a monthly scan with Eset's online scanner just to ensure all is well and also MBAM (free) monthly too.

    Be ideal for a netbook.

    :D
     
  3. makios

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    @ Smiggy

    Thanks for your reply.
    I'm a careful user, but also download some movies and music with torrents once in a while. I'd rather would like to run an AV also.
    My notebook (not a netbook :p ) is my personal main system. Memory and processorforce and stuff are not a problem. Just like it light :)

    I didn't know Sandboxie was 64-bit compatible. If it is now, I will look into it.
    What's the difference (advance) between SB and Avast!'s or Comodo's Sandbox?

    Best regards, Makios
     
  4. ams963

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    Is your WSA AV, Essentials or Complete?
     
  5. makios

    makios Registered Member

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    It's AV
     
  6. ams963

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    Ah then WSA with Comodo FW is enough. You could also try OA for a change. It nicely blends with WSA.:thumb:
     
  7. makios

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    Tried it a few times in te past, but also had the 'feeling' it slowed down my computer more than Comodo does.
    Is the latest version lighter?
     
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    I never felt OA slowing my pc. EAM does though. Anyways, Comodo fw is also strong and one of my all time favorites. It combined with WSA provides awesome protection. :thumb:
     
  9. The Red Moon

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    If that had of been me i would ditch the WSA and gone for the complete comodo suite with av.
    From what i can tell on this forum the WSA malware detection is pretty rotten so comodo av would be a better choice.:thumb: :ninja:
     
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    I would say that, unfortunately, the understanding of the detection of WSA is pretty rotten. More worrying is, that after all the explanation given, many users are still very much polluted by the few criticising WSA and its performance based on home-made tests (YouTube + scan a folder) or AV-comparatives. Would be enough to check, for example, the AV-test results and try it yourself to find that WSA is pretty safe to use and provide one of the most advanced protection against malware on the market nowadays (including removal and ex-post infection).

    So, you are good with WSA AV + Comodo. Although the real strength of WSA resides in the "essential" and "complete" versions (with the identity protection module) ;)
     
  11. ams963

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    Hey fax now don't sadden me. AV is also strong you know. I'm using it.:D
     
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    LoL :thumb:
     
  13. Triple Helix

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    I also agree with Amit's recommendations! ;)

    TH
     
  14. popcorn

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    I am running WSA-AV alongside CIS, the full suite and have had no infections...
    there has been occasions when one has picked up where the other other had failed to flag malware (both times fake AV's), I like to think that CIS defence+ would have kicked in if WSA hadn't detected it first, on the occasion CIS AV didn't block the file.
    I haven't noticed any performance hit, both softwares are at the good end of the memory use scale.
    I say use both :D
     
  15. makios

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    Just installed OA Free (got curious). Trying it out now. Seems to run lighter than I remember. Very responsive internet / browser. HIPS just getting a little more quiet now ;-P
    I also think CIS full install would be a good combo (or only FW and Defense+). Maybe I'll try when I notice hickups with OA.

    Thanks all,
    Makios
     
  16. luciddream

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    If you run that torrent client sandboxed, before recovering the files from the box do an on demand scan of them. Problem solved without having a real-time AV chewing on your HD.

    The HIPS is a matter of preference. If it's not your cup o tea, so be it. But I don't think any rig should be without Sandboxie, personally. Unless you run a VM and have system wide virtualization. Then it's kind of moot.
     
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    it depends on what kind of PC you own. my computer experienced significant slow downs. others may not.
     
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    I'm using OA in the pc in my sig. You can understand with that low spec pc if OA runs okay I will always say OA doesn't slow pcs.:) EAM slows down pc. But OA? I don't think so. Maybe you could give the latest OA a try. When a new exe tries to execute and OA alerts and slows down that's a different matter. It's a HIPS thing. But once you blocked it or allowed it everything falls smooth.:)
     
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    agree:thumb:
     
  20. PJC

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    Q -WSA with Comodo firewall enough?

    A -More than enough.
     
  21. ams963

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    Correct answer. You've passed the examination and your certificate will be sent to your address.:D
     
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    I'm looking forward to... :D :thumb:
     
  23. ams963

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    Well....congrats! :argh: :D:thumb:
     
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