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I've installed these:
avast! 4.8 pro (Love it!!!)
outpost firewall pro 2009
malwarebytes antimalware (paid version)
keyscrambler premium

Do you recommended any other tools (such as antispyware and...) to cover my security?

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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 10:38:43 PM »
Hi....

I would suggest adding SpywareBlaster as well. :)

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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 11:29:44 PM »
I think you have all you need (if you include spywareblaster), I would go so far as to say disable the outpost firewall pro's anti-spyware module if it isn't already disabled under the compatibility option.
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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009, 10:50:28 AM »
Hi, ardvark
Thanks for your answer, I've already installed that.

Hi, DavidR
No, I've not installed Anti-spyware and Web-Control during installation (The new version give your option to select which one you want to install).

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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 10:55:07 AM »
Hi, ardvark
Thanks for your answer, I've already installed that.

Hi...

Ok, it wasn't mentioned on your list... ;)

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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2009, 12:41:19 PM »
-= Spybot S&D..
-= A squared
-= Spyware terminator
-= Ad-Aware
-= Hijack This
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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 12:48:43 PM »
-= Spybot S&D <== has outlived its usefulness
-= A squared <== does it still have many False Positives?
-= Spyware terminator <== has anti virus application that could interfere with avast!
-= Ad-Aware <== has outlived its usefulness and is just a waste of hard drive space
-= Hijack This <== only required for special occasions but it is good to have installed
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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 12:54:28 PM »
-= Oh.. Right.. Ad Aware is sorta crappy as of now.. Its bloated plus very crashy..
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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009, 12:57:17 PM »
Thanks chronoboi001, is all of them working beside avast without any conflict?

Thanks YoKenny, I agree with you, just about Ad-Aware I must say, it seems you have not tried "Lavasoft Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition 8.0 Pro", it's very improved and has better detection beside the light system resource

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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2009, 03:14:02 PM »
Hi, DavidR
No, I've not installed Anti-spyware and Web-Control during installation (The new version give your option to select which one you want to install).

I'm aware that it is an option in the new version, but some choose to ignore it (which is why I mentioned it) and the anti-spyware is particularly noisy, opening many files on boot, causing avast to also scan those files (first), this can extend boot times considerably. I'm using the new OP Firewall Pro, I have been an OP firewall user since about version 3 and the free version before that.
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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 03:57:23 PM »
it's hard to me to pay for Online Armor and Free version don't protect me good enough...

also I feel outpost is clean and light to use, also IP Blocker in outpost is very useful feature for me when I use P2P tools :)

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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2009, 12:04:31 AM »
-= As of now.. Im not having any problems with those..
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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2009, 03:34:49 AM »
-= Spybot S&D <== has outlived its usefulness

I did a little more research and found some info on aumha.org, bleepingcomputer.com, and mvps.org which support your assertion with good reasons.  Thank you for the warning.

Why do you say this?  It's still recommended by the techs on the Mozillazine forum.
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=5741115#p5741115


Edit: answered my own question
« Last Edit: February 16, 2009, 04:57:53 AM by Alan Baxter »

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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2009, 07:58:18 AM »
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-= Spybot S&D <== has outlived its usefulness
-= A squared <== does it still have many False Positives?
-= Spyware terminator <== has anti virus application that could interfere with avast!
-= Ad-Aware <== has outlived its usefulness and is just a waste of hard drive space
-= Hijack This <== only required for special occasions but it is good to have installed

The av service in Spyware Terminator is either optional at installation (does not have to be installed) or can be disabled once installed. It is ClamAV and can be used as an on-demand scanner should it be installed.

Spybot S&D is not completely useless. It's TeaTimer module is useful for registry protection should some malware tries to alter the registry. Spybot also detects many of the malware that is currently infecting too many computers.


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Re: avast 4.8 pro + outpost firewall pro, now what's recommended Antispyware?
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2009, 11:16:04 AM »
-= Still there are things I hate in spybot:
Interface
Slow update
Slow scan speed
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