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Windows 7: Security Question

21 Mar 2013   #1
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 
Security Question

I am trying to devise a layered security approach for my PC. I wrote in about this a while back but some of the programs were messing with my PC so I uninstalled them. I recently found ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus + Firewall. I currently have Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2013 installed. I like Trend a lot but don't like the fact that their Titanium products don't have a true firewall--only a booster which utilizes the Windows Firewall. Would installing ZoneAlarm's Free Antivirus + Firewall conflict with Trend's protection? I'm thinking yes just because there would be "2 antiviruses" running in real-time.


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21 Mar 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would think so too. 2 antivirus apps at the same time is never a good idea. That is different with scanners. There you can have several.
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21 Mar 2013   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quick answer, yes. AV software has to get inside of the system files where "normal" software is not allowed. Each AV can regard the other as malware due to this action. you can use free Malware Bytes (link under my sig) to run on demand scans.
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21 Mar 2013   #4
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

Thanks for the info! I believe I already have Malwarebytes installed.
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21 Mar 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome. I think Trend Micro beats Zone Alarm in the AV department, but ZA used to have the best free firewall around.
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21 Mar 2013   #6
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I've been really satisfied with Trend. I've seen a lot of good reviews on them, did a prevention test on their products myself and it has saved my PC many times from attacks. It's really good.
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23 Mar 2013   #7
nilank

 

Comodo free firewall is a great free software and does the job pretty well.

Your Trend Micro AV + Comodo Firewall can be good combination.

Never install 2 AVs side by side. That creates lots of conflicts and kills the system.
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23 Mar 2013   #8
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I forgot about Comodo. Thanks for that!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nilank View Post
Comodo free firewall is a great free software and does the job pretty well.

Your Trend Micro AV + Comodo Firewall can be good combination.

Never install 2 AVs side by side. That creates lots of conflicts and kills the system.
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23 Mar 2013   #9
nilank

 

You're welcome.
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