Bear in mind that I'm a normal, non-IT computer user. My surfing habits are safe and conservative. As best I can tell, Anti-Malware applications seem to fall into three categories:
1) definition, or signature based
2) HIPS behavioral blocker, and
3) heuristic analyzer
Heres what I'm currently running
1) Windows Defender, real time protection enabled.
2) Webroot SpySweeper, shields up!
3) Eset NOD32, advanced settings
4) Microsoft Cloudmark Desktop (spam-filter for OE).
1) Are the three categories listed above accurate and comprehensive?
2) If so, is there wasteful overlap or worse, gaping vulnerabilities
in the global, synthetic funtion of the four utilities I'm currently running? To address this potentiality:
a. Which should I remove
b. What should I add
1) given my rather average knowledge of computers, can you recommend a fundamentally sound, user friendly Anti-Rootkit utility that either
a. tells me what to do with what it finds, or
b. refers me to a database wherein I can differentiate between True Positives that need to go and False Positives that I can leave be.
c. Sophos Anti-Rootkit
seems to fit the bill. Opinions?
i) does it shield as well as find&remove?