[quote=jflan;2104864]Noone runs two AV’s together, period.
They are big engines…sometimes two-three engines and they do not play well together, not to mention the resource hit even if you could get them to work together.
OK, as previously stated anti-spyware solutions can be run together. Many pros runs multiple anti-spyware apps because there are so many malware definitions and families that one AS can’t cover them all.
AVG’s packaged AS solution is “Ewido” which AVG (Grisoft) purchased. In the free form I believe that Ewido times out after 30 days trial.
This is normal behaviour for an AV upon install to ask you to disable all scanners (AV, AS, firewall, etc) and of course you should be doing all of this [B]off-line[/B]. BTW, NOD32 is one of the best paid-for AV’s…low resource hit with top-notch detection rates.
Avira, I know it as AntiVir, is one of the better freebie AV’s…the smitfraud scam was more of a ad/spyware rather than a virus.
AntiVir was doing its job looking for viruses.
I find AntiVir annoying (pop-ups) in its free form.
Suggest you Wikipedia “computer virus” and separately “spyware”
I tried that until a friend in the computer security biz gave it a thumbs-down.
SAS is his fave in that genre.
This computer is running all freebies…
- Hardware firewall (NAT router)…your first line of defense
- Software firewall…COMODO
- Avast! anti-virus…my favorite freebie because it works and doesn’t bother me.
- McAfee SiteAdvisor…a Firefox or IE plug-in that is highly recommended
Flags all your search results.
- My Anti-Spyware scanning is not real-time!!!
I should buy another license for SUPERAntiSpyware for this computer !
That’s a good one…can find and kill alot of bad stuff.
Using this and the afore-mentioned brain.exe has keep me malware free for several years.[/quote]
I had installed COMODO once…it was asking a lot of questions…i allowed most of it…but some sounded completely unfamiliar…i blocked few …next time IE did not open(or something like this happened…i dont remember exactly what)then i uninstalled it…even then i had heard it was the best free firewall available but how do i decide what to allow what not to…
Even avast i was running before…but once some time ago i downloaded something p2p avg called it a virus(then i was running avg + avast since avast had lot of resident features ) so i scaned it again with avg,avira and avast…avg &avira called it a virus while avast kept quit…then i didnt feel safe with avast…so decided to remove it from startup…but it didnot allow me…it said me i need administrator privileges…well so i uninstalled it completely
i am now using both mcafee site advisor and script blocker with mozilla…i think they are both very helpful…