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#1 bitesized1612

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

Anti-malware/anti-spyware recommendations for a laptop running Windows 7 SP1 and a tower PC running XP SP3? I'm already using Microsoft Security Essentials on the laptop and Avast! on the tower and the built in firewall for both, so that is covered. I need the most up date freeware that doesn't hog memory, thanks.

Edited by bitesized1612, 07 November 2012 - 02:10 PM.


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AVAST! - Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox - LibreOffice - Rainmeter

 

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

I ditched Avast last month and have been relying solely on MS Security Essentials for real-time protection for both my desktops (XPsp3 and 7sp1) along with the built-in firewall in both cases (I'm behind a NAT router anyway.) So far, no issues. I also keep Malwarebytes Antimalware installed and updated for on-demand second opinions.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

I ditched Avast last month and have been relying solely on MS Security Essentials for real-time protection for both my desktops (XPsp3 and 7sp1) along with the built-in firewall in both cases (I'm behind a NAT router anyway.) So far, no issues. I also keep Malwarebytes Antimalware installed and updated for on-demand second opinions.

Exactly the same (XP and W7), and it has caught the one or 2 nasties that try to get in - But I also have SUPEAntiSpyware for any clean-up help -
MSE tells me if it needs updating by turning Orange if I don't turn on for a few days -

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:22 AM

Thanks for the suggestions! :)


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AVAST! - Google Chrome & Mozilla Firefox - LibreOffice - Rainmeter

 

Currently Testing: Linux Mint 17.3 XFCE on a Dell Inspiron 531 (2.1Ghz +3GB RAM)

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

The lightest multilayered setup that I know with different apps and features:
- Look'n'Stop firewall
- Mamutu behavioral blocker
- Webroot SecureAnywhere AV
All that use less then 10 MB RAM and no freezes even on laptop with 0,9 GB RAM and CPU 1,6 MHz. On demand: EEK, MBAM and light virtualisation like Shadow Defender, Wondershare Time Freeze, Returnil etc.

Vista: SpyShelter Firewall + Shadow Defender + Keriver 1-Click Free

XP SP3: Kerio 2.1.5 + SpyShelter Premium + NVT ExeRadar Pro + Shadow Defender + Keriver 1-Click Free


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:36 PM

Anti-malware/anti-spyware recommendations for a laptop running Windows 7 SP1 and a tower PC running XP SP3? I'm already using Microsoft Security Essentials on the laptop and Avast! on the tower and the built in firewall for both, so that is covered. I need the most up date freeware that doesn't hog memory, thanks.


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