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Multiple Programs: Practical or Problematic?


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#1 chiiibill

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:20 PM

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Novice currently using Bitdefender Total Security. Have been experimenting with other programs to run alongside it. They include Hitman Pro.A, Cybereason and was wondering about Voodoo Shield.

 

Of course, nothing is more important than smart surfing. I was just wondering if any of these programs actually complement BTS, adding additional security and are novice-friendly.

 

For on-demand I choose from MBAM, Zemana, Hitman Pro, ADWCleaner and Emsisoft Emergency Kit.

 

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 08:32 PM

For on-demand scanners, you can stockpile any amount you like, there will be no issues (just don't run them at same time ^^ )

 

About real-time scanners, this is the opposite, only one is recommended, some products can be designed to be "companion" scanners but they are very few now, and the gain may not be worth the resources wasted.

 

Now, you have software with other security models (anti-exe, SRP, anti-exploits, etc...), they can be ran alongside your main AV/suite but be careful to know the implications, using an anti-exploit, when your suite does the same can create conflicts, etc...

 

the best way to know, is making a backup of your system, then try the different combinations to see if there is no issues.

 

Now to answer  your questions about BTS, it has enough features to take care of the system itself, you don't need anything else unless you are paranoid or doing risky stuff.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 08:51 PM

Thanks for the information and recommendations, Umbra.



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:16 AM

Thanks for the information and recommendations, Umbra.

You are welcome. :)



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 05:13 PM

What version of Windows 10 are you using?

If you have Windows 10 Anniversary update, it includes Limited Periodic Scanning and allows you to also use a third party anti-virus program as your primary protection.

Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update, Windows Defender is called Windows Defender Antivirus...it includes always-on protection which consists of real-time protection, behavior monitoring and heuristics to identify and block malware based on known suspicious and malicious activity. Windows Defender Antivirus Creators Update is also compatible with any third-party anti-virus.

Starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Windows Defender includes Exploit Guard with four components of new intrusion prevention capabilities designed to lock down a system against various attack vectors and block behaviors commonly used in malware attacks before any damage can be done. Windows Defender EG may not be compatible with all third-party anti-exploit/anti-ransomware programs.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:00 PM

Thanks for the helpful information, quietman7.



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 04:10 PM

You're welcome. :thumbup2:
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