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Windows 7: Need security advise .


15 Dec 2010   #1

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 
Need security advise .

Hi all.
I have Avast Internet security pro. which come with firewall ..
I'm thinking to buy superantispyware to use side by side with it ....
Would there be any conflicts since Avast already has malware included...?
Thanks .


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16 Dec 2010   #2

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

You might want to peruse this article:

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...nti-virus.html

As for another malware scanner, any protection you can add is a definite plus.

A lot of people here run Malwarebytes. It's free and it does a good job.

Malwarebytes
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16 Dec 2010   #3

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wds7 View Post
Hi all.
I have Avast Internet security pro. which come with firewall ..
I'm thinking to buy superantispyware to use side by side with it ....
Would there be any conflicts since Avast already has malware included...?
Thanks .
Well, having two real-time protection on simultaneously isn't recommended but from my experience, i can tell that the probability of happening something tragical is very low as your not using an AV with another AV. It's kinda using an AV with a supplement. Moreover the chances of something undesirable can also be toned down little by adding each other to their 'Exclude' list.
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16 Dec 2010   #4

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Well, having two real-time protection on simultaneously isn't recommended but from my experience, i can tell that the probability of happening something tragical is very low as your not using an AV with another AV. It's kinda using an AV with a supplement. Moreover the chances of something undesirable can also be toned down little by adding each other to their 'Exclude' list.[/QUOTE]


This is what I'm afraid of , Runnigng 2 malware programs at the same time .
I do have malwarebyte and superAntispyware "both free V" installed in case i need them.
I 'll hold off buying it ...let's see how Avast does.
Thanks for helping .
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16 Dec 2010   #5

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wds7 View Post
Well, having two real-time protection on simultaneously isn't recommended but from my experience, i can tell that the probability of happening something tragical is very low as your not using an AV with another AV. It's kinda using an AV with a supplement. Moreover the chances of something undesirable can also be toned down little by adding each other to their 'Exclude' list.


I do have malwarebyte and superAntispyware "both free V" installed in case i need them.
Thanks for helping .[/QUOTE]

Then your good to go. Just install a HIPS program like Winpatrol, if your comfortable with.
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16 Dec 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Both MBam and SuperAntiSpyware are good to have when you want to do an extended, full scan.
The freeware does not run in 'full time' to help protect you, but their definitions (if you update often) may find something that your regular Antivirus may not find.
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16 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I had been using Avast Free but got a good deal on NIS2011. I use MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware free versions and run them once a month to see if NIS missed anything. I also use WinPatrol which watches for any changes to my system.

Jim
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17 Dec 2010   #8

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Thank you all .
I'll take your advice ..leave it as it for now .
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17 Dec 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

For what it is worth:

I am running 2 realtime applications simultaneously without issues:

Microsoft Security Essentials and the licensed realtime paid version of Malware Bytes.

No sign of any conflict--possibly because they don't do exactly the same thing. MSE mostly anti-virus and MBAM anti-malware.

I ran the free version of MBAM and MSE without conflict also and was slightly concerned about moving to the realtime MBAM, but it has not been a problem. The paid version of MBAM updates 3 or 4 times a day automatically and I like not having to manually get the most recent updates.
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17 Dec 2010   #10

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
For what it is worth:

I am running 2 realtime applications simultaneously without issues:

Microsoft Security Essentials and the licensed realtime paid version of Malware Bytes.

No sign of any conflict--possibly because they don't do exactly the same thing. MSE mostly anti-virus and MBAM anti-malware.

I ran the free version of MBAM and MSE without conflict also and was slightly concerned about moving to the realtime MBAM, but it has not been a problem. The paid version of MBAM updates 3 or 4 times a day automatically and I like not having to manually get the most recent updates.
For all due respect ....i don't consider MSE is a main security that i would rely on ..
I had it installed on my friend laptop "Well he asked for free" ...2 weeks later ..his laptop got infected all kind of viruses .. ended up to reinstall wds .
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