Pondering (as usual …dont worry you’ll get used to it)
Do you think i really need a dedicated Antispyware on my PC , i already have CPF3 and NOD32 V.3 Running. If so i guess i only need an on-demand scanner, so which ? AVG Antispy or Superantispyware ?
I saw in a thread earlier that soyabeaner was ditching antispys when CPF3 came out !! Is CPF3 that good on a clean pc you dont need anything else ?
YES, i think you still need one. why on demand only ??? why don’t use CBOClean, or maybe Spyware terminator/ spyware doctor real time shield (turn off the HIPS).
just ignore it. he (or she ;D ) ditches everything ;D . but he (or she?) keep a big hammer next to his/ her comp ;D
well, Defense+ will block every malicious attempt from malware. (:NRD) but what if we accidentally allow it? then we need second protection, for virus/worm/some trojan, we need AV, and for “other malwares” we need AS.
i currently use CFP with Avira antivir
CBOClean (real time protection)
Spyware terminator (on demand only)
I still like having Windows Defender around. With CFP3 and D+, you get popups whenever the spyware tries to call out, but don’t really prevent or remove it. Depends on how much things like tracking cookies annoy you, unless you download a lot of toolbars and other crapware. But then, I think antispyware is an artificially created need and CFP3 takes care of the real stuff, along with a good antivirus.
I use NOD 2.7, CFP and BOClean and haven’t had any conflicts. Someone mentioned that BOC and D+ were similar and I may not need it, but it hasn’t caused any conflicts and hasn’t appeared to slow down my machine.
I also use, Spybot from time to time, on demand (I have Tea Timer disabled) . I mostly used the advanced mode tools. And CCleaner to clean my cookies and registry after uninstalls
On a whim, I just ran Ewido online anti-spyware/malware scanner and only came up with tracking cookies.
When my NOD subscription runs out in June, I’ll be looking at Comodo AV. (B)
Must’ve been a really old thread, but I still hold that thought. I already ditched anti-bad scanners long ago. Been using CFP 3 (Clean PC mode) for over a month, and with the recent nLite reformat, the harmony is sweet (:KWL). I originally (many moons ago) planned the same with CFP3+NOD32, but CFP 3 is sufficient.
The fact that you ask this question means you’re not certain or confident in your setup, which means to keep NOD is a good idea.
Well of course im keeping NOD32, thats my Antivirus. ;D !!! I’m extremely confident in my setup and have been for years, never ever had an infection, all i meant was what i asked " Do i really need an Antispyware now ? " nothing to do with confidence. Just more a keeping my sys running lean and mean with minimal running apps and whether most users deemed AV and CPF3 to be sufficient. Cheers.
I guess having one as an “on demand” will do, i dont surf anywhere nasty but some good sites get bugged occassionally, as i have NOD32 V3 and CPF3 running, on demand antispy will do if i run it every few days or once a week wont it ?
You do have NOD32 anti-virus to protect your information from viruses. Then why do you ask as for anti-spyware? :THNK
Each program should perform some certain function. Anti-viruses cannot protect your computer from spyware programs (especially, keyloggers, which represent the utmost threat to your privacy).
Personally I use Kaspersky Internet Security 7 (it combines anti-virus and firewall) and PrivacyKeyboard (anti-spyware). These 2 programs have trial-versions that gives you an opportunity to try them before purchasing.
But whatever you choose, remember! You must have 3 things installed: firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware. (:NRD)
Because what were talking about is layered protection.
Layered protection is when you use one program to satisfy one need. Layered requires a minimum of 3 products, an anvtivirus, firewall, and an antispyware. Your yousing AIO (All In One) protection, which is when you use a suite that integrates all three together.
I think the web browser is an important aspect too. With a browser like Internet Explorer, I think there’s a risk to get spyware into your system (unless you have a program to prevent that). Firefox with NoScript takes down the risk a lot.
I feel totally secure now with CFP 3 and Firefox+NoScript. Only. Sure I’d like to get CMF integrated with CFP, and sure I want to try CAVS 3 (but not necessarily keep it), but I just as sure certainly won’t use any antispyware!
There are no guarantees, but I think a browser like FF+NS (or Opera, it’s also good), CFP and an AV program is enough. And some common sense. Including, like Info-Sec wrote, watching where you surf.
Also use some immunizations (like spyware blaster) and your even better.