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#1 maxitwist

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 11:28 AM

Hi, I made this post for two reasons:

1) I have maybe too much security software installed and they may be interfering with each other, so id like help to know which one(s) i should get rid of. (Please and thank you :))
2) My bulguard firewall has popped up twice in the last 3 days saying it has blocked a port scan, in one case coming from my banks address and in another from ebay. Im not sure if thats bad or if its a false flag so would like some opinions..

So without further aideau, the software i have installed is:

Bullgaurd Internet Security
360 Total security free version
Malwarebytes Free version
Clamwin Antivirus free
mcaffee seceurity scan plus (the free thing that comes with other software, does a scan in 2 minutes and tells you you should buy mcaffee stuff)

360 often flags stuff bulllguard is doing as suspicious, so i think i should get rid of it? I Just dont want to lose out on any coverage because i did get a virus before.
Clamwin seems to be the best at detecting malware. Last time i scanned it found 2 trojans in a steam game.
Knowing nothing about malware, that seems odd to me? Was that a trojan or a false flag? How would it get into a steam game??


The aim of all this is just to make my computer run smoother and have adequate protection.  Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

 


Edited by hamluis, 01 December 2017 - 01:09 PM.
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Posted 01 December 2017 - 02:05 PM

You have way too much security software, its recommended to run only ONE anti-virus only for an optimum configuration. I would uninstall 360, Clamwin and Mcaffee, all you need is Bullguard and MBAM.


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Posted 01 December 2017 - 08:44 PM

Bullguard Internet Security

360 Total security free version
Malwarebytes Free version - not necessary but is ok to be kept.
Clamwin Antivirus free
mcaffee seceurity scan plus (the free thing that comes with other software, does a scan in 2 minutes and tells you you should buy mcaffee stuff).


Edited by Umbra, 01 December 2017 - 08:45 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 07:33 AM

Read the IMPORTANT NOTE about not using more than one anti-virus program in this topic. In addition to potential conflicts, I explain in more detail why most security vendors advise against doing this.

McAfee Security Scan Plus is a free diagnostic tool which allows you to check your anti-virus, firewall protection, and web security status. When a scan is completed, you will be provided with a report indicating the status of your security protection and recommendations for solutions if any problems are detected. McAfee Security Scan is not meant to be a replacement for anti-virus software...it is a compliment to your existing security software. Major software vendors like Adobe, Java and others have been bundling third-party software and utilities like this from McAfee and Norton in their product download packages which allows users to perform a system checkup of their computers.
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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:29 AM

Do i have to remove the clamwin? As i said it was the only one that found a trojan before (did complete scans with all of them) and its doesnt offer real time protection so is it still a conflict to have this as well as bullguard?

I read the article and the note, thank you. I guess i will remove 360 now since turning off real time protection will still cause conflicts, but its a pity because i like some of its features like the startup cleanup and web protection and those little things.



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:11 PM

If you are security minded enough to recognize any issues or conflicts that may arise while using Clamwin, then you probably can get by with keeping it.

However, you can always supplement your anti-virus by performing an Online Virus Scan.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:43 AM

You also cannot be certain that Clamwin's ID of a trojan was not a false positive.

 

It is not unusual for one (or more) products not to catch very new threats that others might, but it's extremely unusual for anything that's more than a few hours to a day old to be missed by anyone given the way definition information is created and shared.

 

By the way, I have nothing against Clamwin and, for those who want to use it, adding Clam Sentinel adds a realtime component, but it is a completely separate program that you have to know about and download.


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