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Your Combination of Security Software Suites ?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by NationsAnarchy, May 25, 2014.

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Your choice of Security Software ?

  1. No I don't give a sh*t !

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    28.1%
  2. One software is enough

    13 vote(s)
    40.6%
  3. Multiple softwares

    10 vote(s)
    31.3%
  1. NationsAnarchy

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    Should be a very interesting one to see. What are your approaches in terms of this matter ?
    Mine are Bitdefender Internet Security 2014 and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium.
     
  2. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Voted 1 software but i use kaspersky IS 2014 and malwarebytes
     
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  3. NationsAnarchy

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    Interesting right there. Thanks !
     
  4. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes premium and a scan with cc cleaner now and then.
     
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    I think Malwarebytes alone can do it, with a scan from CCleaner. You must have some special reason to use Windows Defender I think ?
     
  6. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    Bitdefender total security. Came from Avast premium. Both great products with great detection rates. been with avast for like 6 years i just wanted to run bitdefender for a year. but I only ever ran one.
     
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    Bitdefender kinda annoys me in terms of its automatic scan in idle mode. But overall still a really good suite to use
     
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    I run Defender + MBAM as well as an occasional CCLeaner too. That keeps my rigs at home and portable units safe and clean overall. That might be too much for a few and not enough for many though, just depends on habits and what one chooses to get into, chooses what to click on, and where to browse. A lot of issues can be prevented by smart browsing. Another thing to keep in mind that is often ignorantly overlooked is monitoring firewall rules. MS's firewall is good enough when teamed with a decent router + firewall. I wish I had a better router, and would love a Sonicwall or something higher-grade. But managing rules and running consistent scans is the way to go imho.

    I prefer MBAM free so I update and scan when I need it...and I utilize Defender/MSE as my automated/live scan utility...for me it seems to consume little resources and doesn't seem to degrade my gaming performance whilst I am still able to keep a clean running system. I try to run an MBAM quick scan (on 1.75, and the standard smart scan on 2.00, depends on what version you like...both are solid imho, I also like 2.0 better). Having other utilites at the ready isn't a bad idea, ADW, JRT, Hitman...things to run if you truly get infected because something snooped into your system and planted something nasty.

    I end up dealing with a lot of customers (dozens/week) that run just one solution, even enterprise-grade solutions don't cut it alone. Even for those that keep their nose out of the dark corners of the Internet where they shouldn't be going should they not be seeking infection and risks.

    Keeping run-times like Java, Adobe products, etc updated is critical too...I usually run through a ninite run of those once a month too just to ensure they're updated.

    It's easy to assume you won't be infected, but pick the utilities you want, keep them updated and keep open to using more utilities, understanding how to manage your firewall, how to find and follow articles to remove the nastier infections and you'll be fine.

    :toast:
     
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    :toast: Well said right there my friend, +1 :D
     
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    I was using Kaspersky(KIS)... Which, is a great suite.
    However, I was given some lifetime licenses of Vipre Internet Suite and it has matched up to Kaspersky (IMO) in everyway; so, it cost me nothing and I'll keep it.
    Also, have the new MBAM and SUPERAntiSpyware, both good; however, I am preferring MBAM at this time
     
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    Kaspersky + MBAM here.

    I also run CC cleaner, Kaspersky Bootdisk, Kaspersky rootkit and Gmer every few weeks.

    Students tend to give me USB drives full of viruses, so I like to be extra careful.
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have nothing installed on my home PC. Once in a while I'll start up Malwarebytes and run it, but it always comes up with nothing.
     
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    Windows Defender and Comodo Firewall
     
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    MSE, Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D
     
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    Microsoft Security Essentials on Win7/Windows Defender on Win8 + Occasional manual scans with Malwarebytes Free

    But mainly I just use my brain...
     
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    I typically just run MSE( or Windows Defender in Windows 8) with Malwarebytes, but for other peoples computers that I work on, I typically uninstall whatever they have (Norton or McAfee) and install Avast and Malwarebytes.
     
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    MSE & Malwarebytes on my personal stuff Avast on my 2 work laptops
     
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    Common Sense 2014 Enterprise Edition
     
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    Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Firewall, and common sense. No need for some fancy crap. All you need is the basic knowledge that doing stupid things causes things to happen.
     
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    Defender on W8, Security Essentials on W7.

    On the office machines? Ironclad administrative control (the waaaaaaa-why-can't-I-change-my-desktop-wallpaper type of ironclad) and disabled USB ports (thank you Asrock for your continued support for PS/2 :respect: ) If they need to put a file on the server from an USB drive, it has to go through me.
     
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    Avast + Malwarebytes combo.
     
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    Avira Free av(no web module)+Comodo Frirewall Free+ghostery +no autorun plugin+custom windows hosts file...
     
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    firefox plugins to block malware sites all I need.


    I use Malwarebytes to clean up peoples messes usually.
     
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    Yep - this is what I use as well.
     
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    Not installing Java would probably be enough protection for most of us. That being said, I've never got a virus unless I clicked/downloaded something stupid in my younger days. Since then I've never gotten a detection or a virus in the last 5 or 6 years. I have Avast Free installed, but I have yet to see it do anything other than irritate me once in a while.

    I think 99% of viruses are due to people not installing @remixedcat's Common Sense 2014
     
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