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Questions Regarding The 1 Antivirus, 1 Firewall And 1 Antispyware Rule


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#1 annabackwards

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 09:36 PM

I know that it is best to only use 1 antivirus program, 1 firewall and 1 antispyware program as using more than one may cause conflicts.

My question is that is it okay to use Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security with real time protection (no firewall) with Spybot resident?

The reason I'm asking this is that i think that trend Micro is both a anti-virus and anti-spyware program in one, and i think Spybot is an anti-spyware program. So is this using both okay?

Also, i am using Comodo Firewall (Pro 3.0.2.5 Alpha). It says that it has Windows Security Center Integration, that is Windows XP SP2 recognizes Comodo Firewall Pro. Does this mean i can use both Windows firewall and Comodo? Or should i only use Comodo?

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 11:12 PM

Actually, Should use One AV ,One Firewall (so use Comodo it's way stronger and monitors traffic in and out) and several layers of spy/adware protection. You can use one software firewall (Comodo) and a hardware (router) together.
I use With my AV and Comodo Superantispyware,spywareblaster, spybot and adaware SE
You can use all of those I mentioned together and the ones you've combined.

Edited by boopme, 12 July 2007 - 11:14 PM.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 12:33 AM

Okay, coolness. Will disable Windows firewall and use Comodo instead.

Thanks heaps for helping out!!!! :thumbsup:

From now on i will use Trend Micro, Spybot, Adaware, Spywareblaster and Spyware guard

Have a nice day!!! :flowers:
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 08:11 AM

I don't know Trend-Micro. But be on the lookout for possible conflict with real-time Spybot protection (Teatimer). If the computer is slow or you get too many conflicts where one wants to change something and the other doesn't allow, turn off real-time in Spybot.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 06:45 PM

Okay. I will turnoff Spybot resident, but still use Spybot regularly to scan my computer.

Thanks for the advice! Have a great day :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 07:09 PM

Hi ..not to give you a headache but Tos226 was making a suggestive warning. I don't have TM either but if the teatimer works ,causing no slow downs or conflicts, I'd use it, as it a good funtion.

The Resident TeaTimer is a tool of Spybot-S&D which perpetually monitors the processes called/initiated. It immediately detects known malicious processes wanting to start and terminates them giving you some options, how to deal with this process in the future: You can set TeaTimer to:
be informed, when the process tries to start again
automatically kill the process
or generally allow the process to run
There is also an option to delete the file associated with this process.

In addition, TeaTimer detects, when something wants to change some critical registry keys. TeaTimer can protect you against such changes again giving you an option: You can either "Allow" or "Deny" the change.

As TeaTimer is always running in the background, it takes some resources of about 5 MB.


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Posted 15 July 2007 - 01:30 AM

Lmao. I am a bit confused. But i'm glad lots of people are willing to give me advise on what to do.

To all who have given me their opinion, thanks heaps guys! :thumbsup:

I will use tea timer then, but if for some reason someone out there thinks i shouldn't, i'd appreciate it if you tell me

Have a great, safe day! :flowers:
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 01:51 AM

There may be reasons not to use it, but the first time you have Spybot S&D slam the door shut on a malware you will see why so many love it. Including me.
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 03:08 AM

Yep.
I know what you mean. I love Spybot!

But my query was regarding the resident function of Spybot- i always use Spybot to scan to scan my computer.

Have a nice day and thanks for the comment :thumbsup:
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Posted 16 July 2007 - 12:19 AM

Thanks for replying.

But the problem is that i did already disable windows firewall, but the popup is happens.....even tho Comodo is enabled!
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 02:22 AM

Thanks for replying.

But the problem is that i did already disable windows firewall, but the popup is happens.....even tho Comodo is enabled!


Was an reply posted by accident. I attempted to remove it but it seems you can't....

I have decided not to use the resident function of Spybot, to avoid any conflicts with other programs
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 03:26 AM

Thanks for replying.

But the problem is that i did already disable windows firewall, but the popup is happens.....even tho Comodo is enabled!



Here is a clean little guide on how to remove the windows firewall popup.

How to turn off the Windows Firewall

Notice step 6.

Edited by acklan, 17 July 2007 - 03:26 AM.

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:13 AM

Thank you heaps acklan.

No more annoying popup :flowers:

Very happy!!!

Have a great day! :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:39 AM

I'm happy your happy. You are welcome.
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