You can only have 4 Anti-Malware apps: What would you run?

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  1. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I had a post last week looking for advice but unfortunately it mainly turned into a discussion about one product. So I thought I'd make it easier to get advice by posing the following question:

    Assuming you have a router (NAT Firewall) and can only run 4 anti-malware applications (freeware, shareware, or commercial), what would you run/install?

    Thanks for you help and am looking forward to your responses. :)
     
  2. Chris12923

    Chris12923 Registered Member

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    NOD32
    Ewido
    Spyware Doctor
    UnHackme

    There are some others but those are the 4.

    Just my opinion hope it helps,

    Chris
     
  3. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    Chris,

    Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it. Also, thanks for going first.
     
  4. Ailric

    Ailric Guest

    I'm still trying to decide...

    For me personally:
    NOD32
    Ad-aware
    Spywareblaster
    Prevx

    Thanks to NOD32 and Firefox, I never seem to get any malware. :'(
     
  5. 2lazy2login

    2lazy2login Guest

    Along with Firefox as my browser I would go with

    1. KAV

    2. Prevx free

    3. AntiHook

    4. MSAS


    But it's really very difficult to choose because I like and run so many other anti-malware apps. Why does it have to be only 4? I would run so many more like Ewido, A2, Spybot, Ad-aware, Winpatrol etc......
     
  6. Night Rider

    Night Rider Guest

    1. NOD32
    2. Ewido 3.5
    3. Counterspy
    4. AdAware 1.06

    DrWEB with it's spyware/malware database is looking good too..
     
  7. Painkiller

    Painkiller Registered Member

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    NOD32
    AntiMalware Pro
    AntiHook


    I need only three ;-)

    Painkiller
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,
    AVG anti virus
    Zone Alarm or Sygate firewall
    SnoopFree anti-keylogger
    Microsoft Anti-Spyware
    Mrk
     
  9. pffft

    pffft Guest

    1. NOD32
    2. KAV Web Scanner
    3. A life apart from Wilders
    4. A life apart from the computer
     
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    ----- Guest

    1. Process Gaurd
    2. Regdefend
    3. Online Armor
    4. Prevx1
     
  11. richrf

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    ZoneAlarm: communication connection protection
    KAV 5: on-access anti-malware protection (signature based)
    ProcessGuard: anti-execution protection
    RegDefend: registry protection

    My strategy is to stop the "bad guys" at key "choke points". This prevents the problems of "cleaning up" the mess afterwards. It was a tough call between WormGuard and RegDefend. It's surveys like this, that limit voters to four packages, that prove that "suites" are essential. ;)

    Rich
     
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  12. WSFuser

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    NOD32 (anti-virus)
    ProcessGuard (anti-execution)
    Microsoft Antispyware (anti-spyware)
    Online Armor (HIPS)

    This should keep me adeqately protected.

    edit:I decided to switch out regrun and put msas as it is more useful.
     
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  13. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    KAV PRO w/- extended databases for spyware/malware/trojans
    Online Armour
    Kerio PRO Firewall



    are my main choices. Do have PG but it sometimes conflicts.

    :)

    Extras: SpywareBlaster/SpywareGuard/Spybot/AdAware PRO with AdWatch loaded/hosts file
     
  14. akshay_k72

    akshay_k72 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Here is my list:

    NOD32
    Ewido
    Spybot S&D
    Zone Alarm

    Cheers

    Akshay.
     
  15. Notok

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    NOD32
    Ewido
    Online Armor
    Look n Stop firewall
     
  16. se7engreen

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    Tough decision...

    NOD32
    Port Explorer
    Process Guard
    RegDefend

    That's assuming that the said router perfoms stateful inspection. If not, I'd have to replace RegDefend with a stateful firewall.
     
  17. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

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    Outpost Firewall Pro
    KAV Personal (extended database)
    ProcessGuard
    RegDefend (with Kent's and Tony's Ghost files)
     
  18. Antarctica

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    NOD32
    ProcessGuard
    RegDefend
    Ewido
     
  19. Brian N

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    The ones I have now, they are quite fast and none of them are resource hogs.
    The chances of getting malware when you use Firefox are very very slim (currently). Opera is nice too, but really, who want's to pay for a browser? Not me.

    NOD32.. I guess you know that one :) Fast and very lightweight.
    Ewido.. Best malware scanner I've used so far. Could use some speed though.
    Bitguard.. Best firewall I have ever used - No impact on internet speed at all (max 1-5%) loads of options and becomes a part of the OS=Maximum security.
     
  20. Randy_Bell

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    Well now, I have mustered courage to show my face yet once more publicly in the "Other AV" forum. :D My answer is, as others have answred -- why, the apps I presently have, heh {no flames please, then I'm outta here}: :D

    Norton AntiVirus 2005
    TrojanHunter 4.2
    ZoneAlarm Pro 5.5.094
    MSAS-Beta1 1.0.615

    Of course, I have KAV 4.5.104 and BitDefender 8 Standard as manual backup scanners -- and also Ewido free, and a host of antispyware apps {Spy Sweeper, SpySubtract, Spyware Doctor, AdAware, SpyBot S&D} -- but those aren't my primary four" which you asked for. :D :eek: :D :rolleyes:
     
  21. Brian N

    Brian N Registered Member

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    Why would anyone flame ya? If you think these apps are right for you, I see no reason to "hide" :)
    I must have missed something, but then again, I just recently joined wilders so.. ;)
     
  22. Randy_Bell

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    OH Shucks, I was half-joking but it sometimes isn't popular to be a NAV-user these days, is the main reason I am tentative about discussing my preferences in public. I did not mean to draw attention to myself, just teasing ya .. :eek: :rolleyes: :D
     
  23. Brian N

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    Ah, well if you think NAV is what ya need and what you like, don't be a stranger to tell people about it :D
    I always liked those 'home tests' of an AV when people, who actually tried it, talk about speed, options etc. It's all good :)

    PS: Really enjoy your update warnings ;)
     
  24. Randy_Bell

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    Well thanks Brian, you are such a friendly poster, heh. ;) I guess I would respond to that by saying that I never "push" my preferences onto others, in fact, I usually don't discuss my preferences at all -- most of the time {the vast majority of the time}, I found myself in a defensive posture in recent times -- however, I have come to conclude that I shouldn't even do that {"defend" anything} -- most of the "religious wars" over product preferences are rather futile and, if truth be known, there is a lot of "personal" stuff that sometimes gets interjected into comparative product discussions. It is the personal conflicts with people, due to different people having different preferences, that are distasteful IMHO. But thank you for being so friendly and open. ;)

    That's good, to avoid reinventing the wheel I will direct you to BigC's {Curt's} posts, he has tried just about all of 'em, and I find his observations about various products pretty "right-on'" most of the time. ;)
     
  25. spy1

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    NOD32

    ProcessGuard

    RegDefend

    ShadowUser

    And actually, that's all I'm running anymore (at least insofar as apps that actually use resources/run resident - everything else I've got is either "set-it-and-forget-it" or simply stuff I run when I'm bored to see if anyone's having any false positives today). Pete
     
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