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Windows 7: What's the Best Anti-Malware?

09 Aug 2011   #91

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

MaxPayne- The Matousec Proactive Security Challenge tests the functionality of the highly effective Host Intrusion Prevention Sytems that many computer security programs used these days. Norton does not score well on a test like this because it does not use this kind of default deny protection.

I discovered Comodo several years ago looking for a replacement for Norton after it let a downloading Trojan in as well as allowing 2 different Host File Infections the second of which eventually caused my computer to crash. I have not detected a single piece of Malware on my computer since I installed Comodo and I have not used an Antivirus for 2 years.

~Maxx~



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09 Aug 2011   #92

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

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2 different Host File Infections the second of which eventually caused my computer to crash.
Huh? Would you care to explain the mechanism of this phenomenon?
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09 Aug 2011   #93

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
MaxPayne- The Matousec Proactive Security Challenge tests the functionality of the highly effective Host Intrusion Prevention Sytems that many computer security programs used these days. Norton does not score well on a test like this because it does not use this kind of default deny protection.

I discovered Comodo several years ago looking for a replacement for Norton after it let a downloading Trojan in as well as allowing 2 different Host File Infections the second of which eventually caused my computer to crash. I have not detected a single piece of Malware on my computer since I installed Comodo and I have not used an Antivirus for 2 years.

~Maxx~

Which version of comodo are you using? So are you saying comodo is
Better in terms of protection? If that's the case I could just switch. What setup do you recommend? I need something that is good in terms of protection and removal.
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09 Aug 2011   #94

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

The curent version of Comodo is v 5.5.195786.1383. You might want to check out the Comodo Forums for set up advise.

~Maxx~
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09 Aug 2011   #95

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
The curent version of Comodo is v 5.5.195786.1383. You might want to check out the Comodo Forums for set up advise.

~Maxx~
Oh ok.
Ill check that out. What else do u use with comodo?
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09 Aug 2011   #96

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

can i use comodo internet security plus with Norton Internret Security?
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09 Aug 2011   #97

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

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Two things bother me though it states it misses nothing and I find that a little hard to take in - is it really that good?? and I saw mentioned the D+ is virtually impossible to get uninstalled once in the machine - trye??
Judge for yourself how good Comodo is..



I've never heard the rumor about Defense being difficult to uninstall, but I have done dozens of clean Comodo installs where Defense+ had been completely uninstalled.

~Maxx~
what test is this? crap i just installed Norton Internet Security 2012 and according to your test it suckks...
This is my current setup..
Norton Internet Security 2012 as my real time protection
Malwarebytes as on-demand
SuperAntispyware as on-demand

Is that sufficient?

According to these tests norton is actually pretty good:AV-TEST.org Tests of Anti-Virus- and Security-Software

and according to this site its the best antivirus of 2011:AntiVirus Reviews & Downloads - Norton 2011, Kaspersky, NOD32

So, im confused now.
Yes Max I think we all are quite frankly the "tests" wherever they come from have quite wildly differing outcomes. I don't think there will EVER be a general consensus of opinion as each of us has different expectations and habits for that matter.

I still say though that no suite will ever be 100% simply because of the enormous volume and deviousness of the crims and hack fools. You have only to look at car security systems for instance invent a new one and you can bet your house on there being some crook already onto it.

I'm with KIS 12 at the moment and I must say it's a vast improvement on 11 less disk space cleaner GUI more tools so am staying with it on my main machines. My old XP I'm trying the free Avira and it seems to be pretty competent. I also reckon it is down to us too to be careful in what we do - what do you think??
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10 Aug 2011   #98

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Enhanced
 
 

I'll tell ya what I think. I use Sandboxie and trust it and have a few small tools like malwarebytes and Spybot S&D - But, I think we should have a way to virus scan an application before we download it, scan it as it's coming in and scan again after it's on the system - and then run it in a protected sandbox environment in case it turns out to be a virus the software didn't catch so it can't get into the host to infect it.

The trouble is many of us use apps the virus software sees as malware or virus's like no CD patches or some networking apps. This opposed to nasty malware that hijacks your browser and causes redirects every time you go to a web page or something really evil like a virus that corrupts or destroys your system. Even if you use custom rule sets to try to let your safe no cd patches in this does not always work. What we need is a paradigm shift in virus detection technology that can better discern between the many types of possible malware. I use sandboxie because I can make an informed choice to 1) download only from trusted sources and 2) choose to let said download into my system. If I let an anti malware program do that for me live, it's gonna screw up every time unless it just locks off the whole connection and lets nothing in which is no good. I cannot trust any of them to make choices for me so the only live protection I have is my own mind.
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10 Aug 2011   #99

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

All I know for sure is that I have been using the Comodo Firewall and Proactve Defense+ HIPS for over 2 years running my browser in the virtual space of Sandboxie without the detection of so much as a single tracking cookie.

Having my computer remain Malware free represents a success to me and all of the vain speculations about other Malware being able to operate with Sandboxie in drop rights mode have never materialized not because I have been careful, but because the computer security software from Comodo and Sandboxie have done their jobs.

~Maxx~

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10 Aug 2011   #100

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Hmmmm

Yes I use Sandboxie on my XP tester and it's certainly woth it's weight in gold eh/

Mind you my main machines are covered by Safe Run in KIS 12 - if I want it and it's set for auto Safe Run for banking and sensitive stuff as well - brilliant concept!!
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