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#1 scruffbag

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 03:54 AM

Hi,

For the first time I have installed an integrated security package, namely Kaspersky Internet Security.

Prior to this I was using AVG Free for anti virus and Sygate personal firwall. Together with this I was and still am using Spybot Search & Destroy with tea timer active, Spyware Blaster and Winpatrol.

You may imagine the number of pop up warnings I get when installing or updating software!

The question is do I need this lot, is it security overkill or should Kaspersky cover all bases on its own?

Thanks
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 04:50 AM

The basic rule is this, one active antivirus, one active firewall, the others on-demand. So you have to choose, personally I would keep Spybot, and remove AVG, spywareblaster and winpatrol. Use Kaspersky for realtime antivirus and firewall (if included, I dont know the program, but I think firewall is included).

If you like you can let a realtime-antispyware, but i think thats covered already by Kaspersky IS.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 06:07 AM

should Kaspersky cover all bases on its own?


The HIPS protection with KIS is only surpassed by sandbox or VM protection

Teatimer and Winpatrol duplicate efforts and shouldn't have been used together
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:15 AM

Thanks for the responses and suggestions.

Obviously I will continue with KIS. Apart from that I've disabled tea timer which leaves Spybot S&D as an on demand scanner. I like win patrol so still using that as was. For the moment I still have Spywareblaster running but not really sure if I need it.

Thanks again
Derek Smith




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