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Windows 7: Choosing an Anti-Virus Configuration.

12 Dec 2011   #1
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Choosing an Anti-Virus Configuration.

Hi Guys, I am deciding how my anti-virus setup should be.

I was thinking to use Malwarebytes for Malware removal.
SUPERAntiSpyware for Spyware/Malware.

and Kaspersky Pure for general protection.

Anything wrong with this - also any suggestions for any Firewalls?

I'll be using BitDefender/WOT/Adblock/FlashBlock/NoScript for Firefox Browser Protection.


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12 Dec 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

As far as I know, Superantispyware and Malwarebytes protect against the same things and would likely be redundant.

They shouldn't conflict though and you could run them both.

Window built-in firewall works well and requires little user intervention. Some firewalls can drive you crazy with notifications.
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12 Dec 2011   #3
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
As far as I know, Superantispyware and Malwarebytes protect against the same things and would likely be redundant.
It was mainly incase SuperAntiSpyware misses what Malwarebytes found or the other way round (Malwarebytes misses what SuperAntiSpyware finds).
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12 Dec 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
As far as I know, Superantispyware and Malwarebytes protect against the same things and would likely be redundant.
It was mainly incase SuperAntiSpyware misses what Malwarebytes found or the other way round (Malwarebytes misses what SuperAntiSpyware finds).
Yeah, that's what you would hope happens---I just don't know that in the real world that happens very often.

A better idea might be to pay the 20 or 25 dollars to get a lifetime license of the Pro version of Malwarebytes.

It works in real time, unlike the free version which only scans when you ask it to. The Pro version database updates automatically, unlike the free version.

My Pro version works very well---it won't even let me load a website that it thinks may have malware. The free version would let you load the page.
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12 Dec 2011   #5
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic
Yeah, that's what you would hope happens---I just don't know that in the real world that happens very often.

A better idea might be to pay the 20 or 25 dollars to get a lifetime license of the Pro version of Malwarebytes.

It works in real time, unlike the free version which only scans when you ask it to. The Pro version database updates automatically, unlike the free version.

My Pro version works very well---it won't even let me load a website that it thinks may have malware. The free version would let you load the page.
Yes I will be paying for all my protection.

I was thinking about Comodo Firewall.
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12 Dec 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

As far as I know, Comodo is OK---but be prepared to spend some time in configuration hell. You may get a lot of on-screen notifications that will have you scratching your head. Windows Firewall, on the other hand, is transparent--you never notice it at all.

Purists would tell you to get a hardware router/firewall.
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13 Dec 2011   #7
CanIHaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I would replace Superantispyware with Hitman PRO for occasionally scanning which is fast and have very good detection rate. It's unlimited scanning but you do have a 30day trial in case something happen which involves removal. For firewall, i wouldn't choose Comodo. It's too chatty, i would choose Emsisoft Online Armor. Very easy to use then comodo.
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