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Windows 7: is 2 antivirus excessive

16 Aug 2010   #31

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
With Firewalls, the way I see it you should run both a software and a hardware firewall as the more layers of protection you have, the safer you are. You will never be 100% safe but you must set a level of acceptable risk and then work your way from there.
there is also a program called peerblock

PeerBlock – Peerblock Site which wont mess up your current firewall installation, and its free, andx also I-BlockList | Home

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16 Aug 2010   #32

Arch Linux 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Also, it is a proven fact that MSE and Avira AntiVir free (another good AV program) can run side-by-side without issue.
Second time you have typed this but I believe you are confusing Avira with Avast!
Avast! and MSE play nicely with each other.
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16 Aug 2010   #33
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
If you want you computer to be 100% free of threats then mission impossible. It is virtually impossible to keep up with all the threats, spam, hits and viruses that occur daily.

The only way NOT to get computer threats, hits or viruses is not to OWN a computer.
It is impossible to be 100% safe all of the time just because of the process involved.

The virus gets released into the wild, the virus has to be detected, samples need to be sent to the AV companies and an AV definition needs to be written and deployed.

All this takes time, sometimes days depending on the complexity of the virus/malware.

As for running 2 AV's, you can, but you'll take a hit on performance as well as cause possible problems since most conflict with each other.

I do see by some of the posts that MSE seems to "play well" with other AV's on the PC, which is a credit to MS. I keep MSE running on the system, even though I have another. It's caught things my "paid" version did not.
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17 Aug 2010   #34

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
My 2c worth...

I am running my machine (W7 Pro 64bit) with: real-time AV from G-Data. Am using Windows firewall (it seems to work, passes ShieldsUp! and Eicar tests) but have toyed with Comodo FW (I used to have it on my old laptop).

I also use on-demand scans from free products - SAS, Malwarebytes, MSE and Sophos antirootkit and use these to scan once a week.

So far touch wood all stayed clean.

I agree that common sense / normal caution about surfing habits is important etc.

My bank asks me to install Trusteer Rapport. I read up and it seems to add extra protection from certain exploits (man in middle etc) so wondered if anyone had recent experience, especially with my security set up as above?
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21 Aug 2010   #35

windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhd17 View Post
has anyone heard of ParetoLogic, rad that it's pretty good but just wanted an opinion
Steer clear
thanks stuck with mes seems good
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