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pumpman

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Is Internet Security all I need?
« on: July 27, 2011, 03:09:31 AM »
I just purchased avast internet security.  Is this all the protection I need or is there anything else you guys would recommend to go along with it? Thanks for the help

DarkMasters

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Re: Is Internet Security all I need?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 03:39:51 AM »
Depends on what and how you use your computer, however for most cases Avast IS is a complete protection for your computer.

If you by any chance need some second opinion malware scanner, use Malwarebytes Anti Malware (Free version).

Gargamel360

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Re: Is Internet Security all I need?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 04:39:10 AM »
Yes, for the average user, who keeps their software up-to-date, it is a great total package.

SHARKY7SHARKY

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Re: Is Internet Security all I need?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 09:04:40 AM »
I agree with having Malwarebytes free. It's not real time protection, but a good scanner.

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Re: Is Internet Security all I need?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011, 12:54:37 AM »
For the most part... yes. You may want to check these out. If you use the freeware make sure you "update" before each scan.  As you already know avast auto-updates.

http://filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/
http://filehippo.com/download_superantispyware/
http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

I'd stay away from SpyBot S&D and Ad-Aware as they could cause a conflict with avast. CCleaner is a great utility.
Dell Inspiron, Win10x64--HP Envy Win10x64--Both systems Avast Free v17.9.2322, Comodo Firewall v8.2 w/D+, MalwareBytes v3.0, OpenDNS, Super Anti-Spyware, Spyware Blaster, MCShield, Unchecky, Vivaldi Browser and, various browser security tools.

"Look before you leap!" Use online scanners before you click on any link.

Offline Rompin Raider

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Re: Is Internet Security all I need?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011, 06:59:42 AM »
Agree with the previous...I use MBAM Pro (real time) with AIS and absolutely no problem or slow down.
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