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#1 darkrose

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:51 AM

I'm used to having a security suite and now i'm running zone alarm{love that firewall} avast pro edition{trial version} and i have super-anti spyware{free} what i'm curious about is it o.k to leave avast running when i use super-anti-spyware?could i enable the real time protection for the spyware program without causing conflicts between the two programs? i also have mbam downloaded but am hesitating to install-not knowing if it will cause conflicts. i have read through these forums and did research before i picked my security programs but when it comes to how to use them and to avoid conflicts-i'm pretty much clueless.i'm also very careful where i surf so i'm pretty sure what i have will suffice. any and all advice would be much appreciated.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:05 AM

Yes you can run an SAS scan and there won't be any conflicts.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:31 AM

thank you frankp316, this is totally new territory for me :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:42 PM

There also should not be any conflicts when running MBAM.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 02:24 PM

There also should not be any conflicts when running MBAM.


thank you quietman 7 :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 02:47 PM

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 03:34 PM

i have one more question,with what i'm running for security do i need a rootkit program as well?there's so much information that i get a little swamped with everything.if i do need one what would be recommended? thank you for the responses- i feel a lot better knowing i can come here for help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:26 PM

Hi darkrose,
Avast should have Anti-rootkit built in so I don't think you need another anti-rookit program.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:19 PM

There are many free ARK tools but some require a certain level of expertise and investigative ability to use. These are a few of the easier ones for novice users.
AVG Anti-Rootkit
Sophos Anti-Rootkit
Panda AntiRootkit

Note: Not all hidden components detected by ARKs are malicious. It is normal for a Firewall, some Anti-virus and Anti-malware software (ProcessGuard, Prevx1, AVG AS), sandboxes, virtual machines and Host based Intrusion Prevention Systems (HIPS) to hook into the OS kernal/SSDT in order to protect your system. You should not be alarmed if you see any hidden entries created by these software programs after performing a scan.

Before performing a scan it is recommended to do the following to ensure more accurate results and avoid common issues that may cause false detections.
  • Disconnect from the Internet or physically unplug you Internet cable connection.
  • Close all open programs, scheduling/updating tasks and background processes that might activate during the scan including the screensaver.
  • Temporarily disable your anti-virus and real-time anti-spyware protection.
  • After starting the scan, do not use the computer until the scan has completed.
  • When finished, re-enable your anti-virus/anti-malware (or reboot) and then you can reconnect to the Internet.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 09:22 PM

thank you extremeboy and quietman7,i really appreciate the help.i think i will leave the rootkit programs alone for now.i believe my firewall is doing most of the work anyway! :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:45 AM

Hi darkrose,
Avast should have Anti-rootkit built in so I don't think you need another anti-rookit program.

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Yep, Avast! v4.8 does have built in anti rookit detection :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:18 AM

v4.8.1169 also includes built-in anti-spyware protection along with the built-in ARK. However, some malware can disable anti-virus programs, so it doesn't hurt to have a separate stand-alone ARK in case you need it.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 11:09 AM

v4.8.1169 also includes built-in anti-spyware protection along with the built-in ARK. However, some malware can disable anti-virus programs, so it doesn't hurt to have a separate stand-alone ARK in case you need it.


i think what i will do is this-download the avg anti-rootkit app but i won't install it unless i have a reason to.also i believe my dial-up is a big deterrent when it comes to nasties- it's wayyy slow :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 02:50 AM

Since you and I seem to be along he same lines.....trials and frees abound.....Just maintain.... ONE ACTIVE Virus Protection...

A couple of Active SPYWARE programs is OK and actually recommended and different company's interpretations of such WILL vary and is therefore beneficial. Free on-line scans follow this thinking.

As for "cleaning" the Registry.....Windows Live One Care, "cleans-up" the Registry. I do not know of any other scan that does this.....perhaps someone else does.......

http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm?s_cid=sah

After the scan is complete.....remember to click "No" for "permanent protection". I never have and it seems as if we have enough protections milling around for now.

Edited by 1Bart, 31 May 2008 - 02:51 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2008 - 01:21 PM

v4.8.1169 also includes built-in anti-spyware protection along with the built-in ARK. However, some malware can disable anti-virus programs, so it doesn't hurt to have a separate stand-alone ARK in case you need it.


i think what i will do is this-download the avg anti-rootkit app but i won't install it unless i have a reason to.also i believe my dial-up is a big deterrent when it comes to nasties- it's wayyy slow :flowers:

I believe AVG Anti-Rootkit has been incorporated into AVG 8.0, and is no longer updated / supported as a stand alone program. :thumbsup:

http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download-avg-an...nd-anti-rootkit




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