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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2010, 02:04:07 AM »
Immunet Protect is OK but I do not use it as the other protection is equal or better.

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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2010, 03:55:18 AM »
I was wondering how you use Avast! and Mbam Pro at the same time, since both have resident protection?

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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2010, 01:09:24 PM »
MBAM Pro is an anti malware application and works very well with avast!
Join MBAM forum to see:
http://forums.malwarebytes.org

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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2010, 03:27:30 PM »
Something is telling me that Threatfire is more effective than Immunet... Although different technologies.
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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2010, 09:33:17 PM »
Immunet sounded good since I've seen a lot of people using it, and as soon as someone else's Immunet Protect detects a threat, it sends an update to everyone else that has Immunet Protect to protect them from it.

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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2010, 05:02:01 PM »
And so do ThreatFire.
But the community of Immunet is very small compared with ThreatFire.
Also, we can't rely only in known detections and threats.
I think ThreatFire could do a little bit more nowadays.
Maybe in the future I'll think different.
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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2010, 01:12:07 AM »
Well if Avast! Threatfire, and Immunet are all compatible, I wouldn't mind using all 3, and maybe ditching PC Tools Firewall if software firewalls aren't great anymore, plus I would still have Windows Firewall.

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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2010, 09:38:36 AM »
brandonn2010,

Don't mixed Threatfire with SpywareBlaster because I had the same problem, Threatfire doesn't go very well with SpywareBlaster it cause to much confliction.
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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2010, 09:48:13 AM »
brandonn2010,

Don't mixed Threatfire with SpywareBlaster because I had the same problem, Threatfire doesn't go very well with SpywareBlaster it cause to much confliction.
Excuse me ???
Sorry that is simply not true. SpywareBlaster and Threatfire generally run without a single issue.
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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2010, 09:54:59 AM »
Tarq57,

Mmmmm I guess Threatfire must have fixed their software to allow SpywareBlaster to work together because I had this problem way back than :o http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=60125
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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2010, 10:00:07 AM »
Threatfire is now at version 4.7. It appears those reported problems were fixed.
For what it's worth, I never had a problem updating and applying the SpywareBlaster protections whenever any version of TF I've had has been active.
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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2010, 10:07:50 AM »
Tarq57,

Thanks for the heads up and sorry about that I haven't been catching up with Threatfire, so I'm happy what I've got at the moment ;) thanks
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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2010, 10:10:30 AM »
K, no worries. :)
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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2010, 05:28:24 AM »
@brandonn2010: Sorry I was not here for few weeks. Let me answer some of questions one by one.
1. Panda had good detections, so also their cloud AV. But this is not compatible wit Avast. Also it's cloud often experiences problem. It's removal capability is not good. One of my friend got infected with conficker while using his PC offline (Panda Cloud AV offers limited protection at offline), After connecting with internet and scanning it detected conficker but couldn't remove it even after several reboot
2. Who told you that software firewalls are no good anymore. PC Tools firewall that you are using is very good and has HIPS inbuilt. No need to install threatfire with it. You can read matousec review for PC Tools Firewall and Threatfire.
http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/reports/PSC%20report%20-%20PC%20Tools%20Firewall%20Plus%206.0.0.86.pdf
http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/reports/PSC%20report%20-%20ThreatFire%20Free%204.1.0.25.pdf
3. Immunet is good and compatible with Avast. It has very little problems with cloud. I am using it for some time. But being in beta phase it lacks some feature like right click scan feature and any other scan except quick scan. It also fails to detect threat on-access if it is not in system drive, there it detects on-execution. On system drive it scans on-access. Also its responce is faster than Avast. So, no conflicts. Some times it detects threats in Avast's temp folder where Avast uncompress files. But these can be avoided by adding that folder to exclusion. It is not true what Tech said, Immunet's community is much larger and older since ClamAV joins with Immunet.
4. You can use the Spybot's immunization feature as an alternative to hostsman.
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Re: Any Recommended Changes to the Security Programs I Use?
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2010, 06:19:16 AM »
Wow, Threatfire got 5% on Matousec's test? Lol, I don't think I trust Matousec as much anymore. I think I will give Immunet Protect a try with what I have, and as far as Panda, I had no intentions of replacing Avast! right now, but I will be watching Panda in future AV comparatives.