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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: EliyahuT on December 29, 2008, 07:03:50 PM

Title: Do I Protect?
Post by: EliyahuT on December 29, 2008, 07:03:50 PM
hello avast


Its Fine? ???
Title: Re: Do I Protect?
Post by: Bluesman on December 29, 2008, 07:24:15 PM
Its Fine? ???


But where is the firewall?
Title: Re: Do I Protect?
Post by: DavidR on December 29, 2008, 08:22:04 PM
There are a lot of anti-spyware/malware applications in your list "MALWAREBYTES, SPYWARE DOCTOR, SUPERANTISPYWARE, SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY."

Like anti-virus programs where one resident is good two can conflict, the same applies to anti-spyware applications, one resident on the rest on-demand only or they too could possibly conflict.

Taking the above into consideration, I would still say 4 is a little on the heavy side and you would have to spend time ensuring they are up-to date, signatures/program, etc.

As Bluesman mentions, what firewall, as it is an essential part of your system security.
Title: Re: Do I Protect?
Post by: Lisandro on December 29, 2008, 11:19:30 PM
If you're using just avast as resident, it's ok... I think more than that will be overkilling... ok, you can use one of the antispyware as resident (the free Spyware Doctor or Spybot)... but I won't ;)
Title: Re: Do I Protect?
Post by: ardvark on January 01, 2009, 02:05:18 AM

I would also add SpywareBlaster...


If you're using either Windows XP SP1-SP3 or Vista you already have a limited firewall that scans incoming traffic only. Vista's firewall can be configured to scan outbound as well if you don't mind manually configuring it. There are several free full featured firewalls available, like Comodo or ZA, if you desire the extra protection. :)

Best Regards...