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Offline I Mazza I

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Need an overview
« on: September 08, 2006, 11:31:32 AM »
since the norton internet security is expiring in 12 days ( came with the lapop ) I have a checklist of the firewall and virus protection so far:

Avast or AVG
Comodo free firewall
Jetico
I also have spyware terminator, adware se, spyware blaster, spybot.

Since I have been hearing comodo is so good I was wondering if anyone has opinions before I download it. Thanks.

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Re: Need an overview
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006, 12:55:45 PM »
firewall issues have been discussed numerous...try doing a search...in addition...i reckon you should remove any traces from symantec thoroughly using..

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039?Open&docid=2005092709200113&nsf=sharedtech.nsf&view=docid
« Last Edit: September 08, 2006, 12:59:52 PM by shgoh »
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Re: Need an overview
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006, 01:51:54 PM »
Avast or AVG
avast for sure  8)

Comodo free firewall or Jetico
Comodo in my opinion. More flexible. Updates frequently. Forum support.

I also have spyware terminator, adware se, spyware blaster, spybot.
Keep all of them  8)
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Re: Need an overview
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2006, 03:38:15 PM »
I also have spyware terminator, adware se, spyware blaster, spybot.
Keep all of them  8)

I would support that but add the proviso not to have the ClamAV integration with spyware terminator (as Tech reminded me earlier ;D) as that effectively would be two resident AV installed on the same system which can cause conflicts.
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# Antivirus Integration - Spyware Terminator allows users to integrate an open-source antivirus program, ClamAV, in order to extend the ability to detect malicious programs both during the scan and within the Real-time Shield. Updates of the antivirus database are downloaded automatically with Spyware Terminator updates.
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Re: Need an overview
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2006, 03:43:38 PM »
I would support that but add the proviso not to have the ClamAV integration with spyware terminator (as Tech reminded me earlier ;D) as that effectively would be two resident AV installed on the same system which can cause conflicts.
They won't conflict, avast and ClamWin, and you won't have troubles as the way ClamWin signatures are used to scan.
Of course, you'll have resources being used, but this is another history  ;)
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2006, 04:16:18 PM »
Because ClamWin is an on-demand scanner, however they are trying to do something different with this integration, read the quote again, "allows users to integrate an open-source antivirus program, ClamAV, in order to extend the ability to detect malicious programs both during the scan and within the Real-time Shield."
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Re: Need an overview
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2006, 12:50:16 AM »
thanks for all the comments.

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Re: Need an overview
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2006, 02:59:25 AM »
 :)  Hi Mazza :

      Since you have SpywareBlaster, it would be best to
      uninstall Spybot because : 1) Its Updates MAY "reverse"
      some of SpywareBlaster's "protection" ; 2 ) Its quality
      has fallen off recently . Better to have the good & FREE
     "Ewido" from www.ewido.net/en .
       AND better to replace "Spyware terminator", with its
      Developers "checkered past" with SUPERantispyware
      ( FREE ver ) from www.superantispyware.com, who's
       Developer does NOT have a "checkered past"; there
       is a thread in our "General" forum on the "Terminator".
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Re: Need an overview
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2006, 06:34:07 AM »
thanks, but I have had no conflicts with spybot and spywareblaster.

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Re: Need an overview
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2006, 08:17:24 AM »
Spiritsongs,
You made this comment:

"Since you have SpywareBlaster, it would be best to
      uninstall Spybot because : 1) Its Updates MAY "reverse"
      some of SpywareBlaster's "protection" ; 2 ) Its quality
      has fallen off recently ."

I have had both applications for quite a while.  How would I know if Spybot was reversing Spywareblaster's protection?  Usually Spybot doesn't find anything anyway, but many seem to say it is a good app to have. ??? ???

I also use Ewido to scan once a week.


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Re: Need an overview
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2006, 11:20:15 AM »
I used to use Spybot, it is still installed but mot updated and used.
I got tired of having problems with the update.
Also it uses a lots of CPU when scanning, freezes my over heating CPU.

So I use lavasofts one and sometimes scan with a2 online scanner too. and kaspersky online scan etc.

I never liked teatimer taking so much resources and bad popups.
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Re: Need an overview
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2006, 01:17:04 PM »
Since I have been hearing comodo is so good I was wondering if anyone has opinions before I download it. Thanks.
Comodo Firewall is a GREAT firewall, and it works very well with Avast! No problems here at all.
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Spybot & SpywareBlaster
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2006, 11:34:14 PM »
 :)  Hi Ro Ro :

      The best way to know IF Spybot's Updates are
     "disabling" some of SpywareBlaster's "Items" is
      to go to SpywareBlaster's GUI AFTER a Spybot
      Update and see if it says something more than
     "0 items have protection disabled" in either of the
       top 2 lines !?
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Re: Spybot & SpywareBlaster
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2006, 12:52:43 AM »
The best way to know IF Spybot's Updates are "disabling" some of SpywareBlaster's "Items"
Is there any way to prevent this to occur? :-\
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Re: Need an overview
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2006, 05:38:49 AM »
it doesn't do that on mine.