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

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by InfinityAz, Aug 9, 2005.

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  1. JimF

    JimF Registered Member

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    Actually, all you need is the limited user account, and you can forget the rest.
     
  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I'm waiting for a thread with the title :
    "You can only have 30+ Anti-Malware apps : What would you run?"
    It's the only one I can answer. :)
     
  3. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    * AD & RD (considered as 1 program cause if you install the appdefend beta, you'll get the other one too - why? fast reaction, tuneable to my needs, well it's basicaly appdefend I find one of the best programs I have)
    * NOD32
    * BOCLEAN
    The router mentioned beneath is hardware (hehe) but if hardware cannot be incorporated into this poll then I would choose: Kaspersky AntiHacker cause it has a very low memory/cpu footprint - 1.8mb in mem (8mb VM), easy to use and I have a lots of faith in KAV team at the moment...
    * US ROBOTICS Router (with a very nice feature list)

    I am betatesting KIS2006 and you could replace all those programs just with this 1 security suite.
     
  4. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    I read several posts about the memory usage between nod32 and kis/kav2006 ... this is what I think of this:

    some members posted that Eset should, at least, change the statement on their website about nod32 having the smallest footprint cause it should be kav/kis2006 having that 'award'....(there are others too having smaller mem footprint)

    I have been told that it's more important to look at the virtual memory size and not the memory size (at the end it's not important at all if you have like 2*512mb of ram ddr)
    but if I look at the VM of nod32 and kav/kis2006 I see a big difference of like 150mb vm for kis2006 and 60mb for nod32 ...

    best wishes,

    Inf.
     
  5. Moore

    Moore Registered Member

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    Outpost Pro/Blockpost [ & spyware blocklist] ;)
    Regrun
    Processguard
    Admuncher

    [and Hosts File, though its not an app it still works to stop malware ]

    I havent needed anything else to stop any malware so far.. Although Vmware is nice and handy and System Saftey Monitor is very effective to test against hijacks , but I already got 4 in the list.
     
  6. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    for now....

    KIS 2006
    ONLINE ARMOR
    APPDEFEND\REGDEFEND
    SPYWARE DOCTOR

    dja2k
     
  7. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    Here are the top 19 results (103 applications - 552 votes):

    Rank. Product - [Votes\Percent of Total Votes]
    1. NOD32 - [47\8.5%]
    2. ProcessGuard - [46\8.3%]
    3. Ewido - [36\6.5%]
    4. KAV - [33\6.0%]
    5. RegDefend - [25\4.5%]
    6. Outpost Pro - [23\4.2%]
    7. Online Armor - [18\3.3%]
    8. MS AntiSpyware - [17\3.1%]
    8. Spysweeper - [17\3.1%]
    10. SpywareBlaster - [17\ ]
    10. Zonealarm - [17\ ]
    12. Boclean - [16\2.9%]
    13. Ad-Aware - [14\2.5%]
    14. Look 'n' Stop - [13\2.4%]
    14. Spybot S&D - [13\ ]
    16. Avast - [9\1.6%]
    16. AVG - [9\ ]
    18. ShadowUser - [8\1.4%]
    19. Counterspy - [7\1.3%]

    I combined free with paid to determine top 19.

    To make it a little easier to read, here's the same list in a slightly different format:

    # of Votes - Product
    47 - NOD32
    46 - ProcessGuard
    36 - Ewido
    33 - KAV
    25 - RegDefend
    23 - Outpost Pro
    18 - Online Armor
    17 - MS AntiSpyware
    17 - Spysweeper
    17 - SpywareBlaster
    17 - Zonealarm
    16 - Boclean
    14 - Ad-Aware
    13 - Look 'n' Stop
    13 - Spybot S&D
    09 - Avast
    09 - AVG
    08 - ShadowUser
    07 - Counterspy
     
  8. WSFuser

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    update:

    nod32
    ewido
    regrun security suite platinum
    appdefend
     
  9. CogitoErgoSum

    CogitoErgoSum Registered Member

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    BOClean
    DefenseWall HIPS
    NOD32
    Look'n'Stop


    Peace & Love,

    CogitoErgoSum
     
  10. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    "Updated"

    Kaspersky AV 2006
    Look'n'Stop
    Online Armor
    GSS Appdefend\Regdefend

    dja2k
     
  11. MaB69

    MaB69 Registered Member

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    Updated for me too since nearly a month ago

    NOD32
    Jetico
    Online Armor
    Arovax Shield
     
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  12. EASTER.2010

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    Excellent configs, great choices.

    Mine with changes.

    KERIO 2.15
    SYSTEM SAFETY MONITOR
    CYBERHAWK
    EWIDO

    No AV :cool: Online Scans Only! (Thanks HIPS)
     
  13. LoneWolf

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    look'n'stop
    nod32
    ewido
    online armor
     
  14. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    UPDATED

    KAV 2006
    RegRun Gold
    Outpost Firewall
    Online Armor

    dja2k
     
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  15. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    NOD32
    Sygate Personal Firewall
    ProcessGuard Full
    Trend Micro Anti-Spyware
     
  16. WSFuser

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    update:

    nod32
    ewido anti-malware
    regrun security suite gold
    online armor
     
  17. TNT

    TNT Registered Member

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    Update:

    Core Force
    Kaspersky Antivirus
    Process Guard
    Sandboxie

    Used to include Deep Freeze and I still think it is a useful protection tool (when associated with other stuff), but the inability of Faronics to provide any solution to Emiliano Scavuzzo's continuous "unfreezing" made me take it out. Sorry, I can't put too much trust in a security product that's continuosly exploited with the same technique. Deep Freeze is still useful, but without execution control it's a little too vulnerable, so I take it out of the four "essentials" (but I would definitely still recommend it when adequately protected).
     
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  18. Lucy

    Lucy Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I am part of the ones who think that 4 apps is already too much.

    So here is my choice:
    option 1:
    Jetico
    DefenseWall or BufferZone Home

    Of course BZ or DW can be replace by Geswall, ghost softwares...

    And as a number 3 app, a scanner on demand only and free (if possible):
    Bitdefender or Antivir...

    Virtualisation softares or sandboxes with a ring0 implemented driver protect both applications, data theft and registry by default, are alertless (so easy to use by novices). So the possible holes are reduced to a neglectable level and protect from the consequences of OS or prog vulnerabilities. Furthermore let's not forget that nowadays, malware creators focus on Return On Investment. As long as it will be so easy to highjack computers, malwares will be of poor tech, and therefore, the level of security provided by this kind of protection (firewall + HIPS) will be more than sufficient.

    Regards
     
  19. arithona

    arithona Registered Member

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    only three:
    kv2006
    skynet
    ewido anti-malware
     
  20. vince35

    vince35 Registered Member

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    hi

    NOD32 2.5
    Outpost Pro 2.7
    Spysweeper 4.5
    Opera 8 ;) (internet browser)

    :)
     
  21. chaos

    chaos Registered Member

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    kav 6.0
    ewido 4.0
    SpySweeper 4.5.9
    Outpost 3.5
    SocketShield (still beta)
    Firefox & Opera.
     
  22. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    "I WOULD USE THESE FOR NOW"

    KIS 2006
    Defensewall
    Socketshield
    Online Armor

    dja2k
     
  23. Brandon

    Brandon Registered Member

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    I would use:

    ViruScape 2006
    Jetico Personal Firewall
    OnlineArmor
    Ewido 4.0
     
  24. arneevillar

    arneevillar Registered Member

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    i use...
    bitdefender9 standard
    zone alarm pro 6.1
    ewido 3.5
    trend micro venus spytrap
     
  25. <RiC>

    <RiC> Registered Member

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    Current use -

    AdMuncher (with specific rules - preventing loading dangerous script).
    DrWeb beta with Spidergate.
    Sygate.

    only 3 ... ;)
     
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