Various types of computer protection...

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    ...ok, so I use AVG, Spybot S&D, and Ad-Aware at the moment.

    I just read something on another forum about Ewido Anti-Malware.

    Does anyone have any experience with them, and would you recommend them?
     
  2. wolfepakt

    wolfepakt TPF Noob!

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    Corry,
    I am running a test scan and noticed the tag line at the bottom:

    2002-2006 by ewido networks GmbH & Co. KG | a member of GRISOFT Group

    Grisoft is the company that makes AVG AntiVirus...... FWIW

    Troy
     
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    duncanp TPF Noob!

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    tbh i dont use anything apart from Bullguard and Zone Alarm and in all the time ive used them i havent had a single infection..
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I thought so...so they should be good then, eh?
     
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    wolfepakt TPF Noob!

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    Dunno, I have been underwhelmed with Ad-aware lately........
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Hmm...oh...ok.

    So...Troy...in your expert opinion, do you think I should be fairly protected with what I have? :scratch: I just remembered on my home computer I also have Microsoft Anti-spyware....or is it anti-virus...I dunno, one of those! :lol:
     
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    Dweller Inconspicuous Supporter

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    Ewido is a pretty good product. The only thing I may suggest is an actiev software firewall like Zone Alarm... but some people will debate the value of it.

    I have a router, zone alarm, AVG a/v and MS Anti-Spyware and I have not been infected in ages.
     
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    wolfepakt TPF Noob!

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    so far ewido did good, and as it is from the same company it should integrate very well with AVG.
    The only FW i use is the one with MSWindows.;... as a tech support agent, more problems came from firewalls than from any other non-invasive 3rd party program.....
     
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    thebeginning TPF Noob!

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    I use a router w/physical firewall, ad-aware se, microsoft firewall (which doesnt do much so it's usually disabled), and spybot S&D. I never use more than one software firewall at a time (I uninstall or disable one before using the other) because they get tied up and cause problems. I havent had any kind of bad 'warez' on my PC for a looong time.
     
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    joyride TPF Noob!

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    I use the microsoft firewall (most of the time) and MS anti-spyware. I find microsoft does a pretty good job at catching things. I will run adaware and spybot about once a moth, and trend micro about every other. Usually these dont catch much, but I'd rather be safe
     
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    Being a systems technician and engineer I have experience with all of it. AVG is the worst, most useless piece of crap out there. McAfee is next in line. Norton is decent but is a massive system resource hog. E-trust is pretty good, and doesn't use any system resources. I have found Kaspersky to be the absolute best, as far as anti-virus protection goes. Ewido is by far the best anti-spyware, and it's always good to run Spybot every once in awhile as well. So I would say with a mixture of Kaspersky and Ewido you'd be totally good to go.
     
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    Xmetal TPF Noob!

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    Ditch it and get something better...like Trend Micro Internet Security or eTrust Internet Security, and for god's sake STAY AWAY FROM NORTON!!!

    A good firewall + Anti-virus + Anti-spyware/spam = Fort Knoxx. :)
     

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