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Offline Armel_08

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I typically use Avast Premier combined with Malwarebytes Free. :D
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Re: What other antivirus/protection software do you run alongside Avast?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 12:56:49 AM »
The short answer you shouldn't need any other 'antivirus' in fact we discourage the use of multiple AVs at they can conflict unless that secondary AV is on-demand only.

Anti Malware is generally OK, and Malwarebytes Free is usually fine, but you may need to exclude their folders.

I used to use MBAM Pro, I even have a lifetime license, but from MBAM version 3 (which was seriously bloated) I stopped using it completely.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
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Re: What other antivirus/protection software do you run alongside Avast?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 01:05:41 AM »
Sorry, i meant to say antimalware there.
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Re: What other antivirus/protection software do you run alongside Avast?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 01:23:25 AM »
No problem.
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Re: What other antivirus/protection software do you run alongside Avast?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 08:54:26 AM »
Sorry, i meant to say antimalware there.
The word Malware covers evrything. All virus are malware but all malware is not virus   ;)

Malware = malicious software = anything that can harm your computer, Virus / Trojan / worm / ransomware / rotkits ...................




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Re: What other antivirus/protection software do you run alongside Avast?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 12:31:19 PM »
Hi Armel_08,

I use CCleaner and adw. cleaner on demand + cookienator every week  together with Voodooshield constantly.

In-browser protection extensions are:
VT4Browsers, & Recx security analyzer & uMatrix & uOrigin & Decentraleyes & Web Developer & Tracker SSL  & Retire.JS & Shodan.
Giving me a solid fingerprint unless I browse with Chameleon.

Searching with DuckDuckGo, QWant and X Intelligence. I am a user of Malzilla browser for analyses.

Google only when we cannot avoid it and because of the vast resources, while fond of Google Safebrowsing,
a perfect initiative like VirusTotal.

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