Question about the programs I am using to protect my computer
Posted 12 September 2008 - 05:44 PM
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:21 PM
I understand your concern re Spyware Guard. I have it on my computer enabled at startup, just checked and you are correct there has been no update since that date. However I am leaving it there, it is your choice as to whether you keep it.
All your present programs look fine to me, however I would download and install the free AVG Antispyware and A_squared free and forget about Ad-Aware SE Professional 1.06r1. Only my opinion, but I have both and I recommend them .....they work well. All my Antispyware are manually run, randomly, and do not startup at boot time.
Here is another I recommend and does startup at boot time ComodoBioClean Antmalware 4.26. In researching this post for you I found it has an update to 4.27!
Others will comment, perhaps saying you have too many installed, but as long as they are not enabled to at startup, they will not conflict.
One Firewall and one Antivirus both enabled at startup is the go, but I am sure you know that.
Keep us posted, and thanks for your post, a good topic for discussion.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:18 PM
Edited by pbwood, 12 September 2008 - 07:19 PM.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:30 PM
Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:38 PM
Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:53 PM
Not necessarily, unless you want it that way.
....and yes it starts at boot up as well, I guess everything dealing with AVG starts at boot up(Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Resident Shield).
- Go to Start
- type "msconfig" without the quotes
- Startup tab
- Disable, 'untick' anything you do not want starting at boot.
- Make sure you leave your Antivirus, and Firewall running.
Edited by tallin, 12 September 2008 - 08:53 PM.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:11 PM
Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:38 PM
Certainly leave AVG email scanner as it is....
Put in a search on your system for watch dog and let us know what it is!
- Files and Folders
That is another one I should have mentioned to you, along with SuperAntispyware.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:45 PM
Edited by pbwood, 12 September 2008 - 09:54 PM.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:11 PM
No, on my systems, Comodo is a silent worker, updates on bootup almost every day without you doing a thing, and No it does not tell you if and when it finds a nasty.
If you watch after boot up in the Systems Tray, the Comodo icon will have a down pointing green arrow when it is updating and installing new definitions.
It concerns me that you have not got your Firewall and Antivirus showing in startup. Are you sure there is nothing in Startup tab after you go into Msconfig?
All the best,
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 10:21 PM
Edited by pbwood, 12 September 2008 - 10:29 PM.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 11:04 PM
I also have two running in my processes (38 in all)
- BOC426 .exe = 1776K and
- BOCore.exe = 1044k
Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:28 PM
I have had advice that your Firewall Kerio (aka tiny firewall, now sunbelt-kerio) is a potential vulnerability risk, It was a excellent firewall back in its day but is no longer being developed/updated and shouldnt really be used.
May I suggest Zone Alarm Free . I have it on my systems, so can recommend it. If you decide to install it, please download to your desktop before going off line and uninstalling your present Firealarm, then install ZoneAlarm going back online when it becomes necessary to update the definitions and for configuring the new software.
Post back if you need more assistance and feel free to ask any questions.
Did you realise you have your PM turned off? OR I think there is a requirement of 15 posts to enable it automatically......one or the other.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:07 PM
Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:48 PM
Let me know and if you have no Messenger Controls, I will ask a pal of mine who is on staff who knows about these things..... I just sent you a test PM and you are fine, your PM's are up and running for you.
Glad you agree with my recommendation regarding Zone Alarm, you will not be disappointed I am sure of that...
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