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Adware / Firewall / Anti-Virus Reccomedations

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by graphicnut, Dec 7, 2008.

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  1. graphicnut

    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    Lads,

    I have XP and a decent computer. BUT i have always hated running any form of firewall / adware scanner / virus scanner as you know they eat lots and lots

    What do you suggest is my best bet to keep my comp quite clean but yet not loose much speed/mem etc etc

    Regards
     
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    manudevil20 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    For adware i use spy sweeper. For firewall and virus i use Norton Internet Security
     
  3. graphicnut

    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    Windows Defender for all ? Short
     
  4. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    take this as a recommendation from an admin on the ppi forums, kaspersky internet security and malwarebytes antimalware
     
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  5. graphicnut

    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    Thanks pal :) msg too short fs
     
  6. squiggy22

    squiggy22 Registered Member

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    I'm currently using Panda Antivirus Pro 2009. It's done well for me for quite some time as far as I can tell.

    Any reason to switch to Kaspersky/Malwarebytes?

    You've got me freaked out now!
     
  7. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    lets just say these are the hardest combination to silently bypass for majority of malware
     
  8. Essential Clix

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    There's tons of these threads on countless forums across the net, including several here. I think you'll find most people recommend what they currently use... Take it all with a grain of salt.

    With that being said, Trophaeum is correct; Kaspersky would be your best choice, followed by NOD32. I find NOD32 uses less system resources than Kaspersky, but with slightly less performance. Your best bet is to simply not download shit from shady websites, or dont even visit them at all. I have NOD32 installed, but I (almost) never leave the autoscan turned on. If I download a file from the net, I simply right-click it and scan it before opening it, or upload it to jotti.org to get multiple virus scanner results.

    As for a firewall, just use the one that comes with Kaspersky Internet Suite. Otherwise, check out Agnitum Outpost Pro or Look n Stop Pro. Or as a last resort, the free firewall from ZoneAlarm. Don't just use the built-in XP firewall.

    For spyware/malware, again Trophaeum is on spot; check out Malwarebyte's Antimalware, as well as SUPERAntiSpyware and SpyBot.

    Also, always keep your computer and IE up to date. Lots of nasties can get in using simple exploits without you downloading anything or even knowing anything bad happened, just by visiting a website.
     
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    Hehhe, Trophaeum is right. Kaspersky Internet security is the best. I use it. Since I pay for a lot of stuff on the internet, I feel naked without kis :D
     
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    I use Kaspersky too.. easy and reliable.
    If you don't wanna pay.. then download it. lol..
    can get it in warez forum.
    Only download from the trust worthy wan though
     
  11. skina

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    get nod32 as permanent antivirus and use periodically search and destroy for adwares
     
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    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    I recommend AVIRA anti vir. it only got me 2x in the past 4 years.

    the ones that infiltrated are the trojans, anything else is detected straight up even from rar and zips.

    lately i have been using AVG as I got a nasty infection in my laptop that only AVG seem to blocked lol
     
  13. trophaeum

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    http://search.pricewatch.com/search?q=kaspersky+internet+security

    guys, kasp is cheap, its worth it, MORE than worth it

    as for firewall, if you dont use whats with kaspersky, outpost is the best (read, hardest for me to bypass)

    superantispyware is a good combo with malwarebytes if you dont trust that you got everything if your removing an infection

    ps whilst nod32 does use less resources, its heuristics are CRAP compared to kasp's (sorry clix, they are), its pretty easy for me to get around personally, kaspersky also lets you update to the latest version as soon as its out, no cost, your license lasts for 12months, all you have to do is enter your license in the new version and it all just works

    oh and yes, windows updates are a must, as well as keeping acrobat upto date as well, also i highly recommend NOT using internet explorer. firefox or opera, see what you like, ie is reknown for security exploits, yes ff and opera get them too but they are FAR less targetted than the generic ie exploits

    edit: clix you should lock and stickie this thread in its current state, we get this question a fair bit and we always answer the same way, this 1 hasnt turned into a flame war yet so it'd be a good 1 to get stickie... just my 2c :)
     
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    jonnybgood Newbie

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    avg is good and free, whatever you do stay the hell away from Norton, bloat ware that will give you many headaches
     
  15. trophaeum

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    i know there are MANY avg/avira lovers out there, but please understand, im an admin on a forum dedicated to malware, avg and avira are better than norton but they dont compare to kaspersky

    please guys, be careful, malware is getting smarter by the week
     
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  16. Essential Clix

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    Agreed. Locked & Stickied.

    Kaspersky Internet Suite, FTW.
     
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