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is this software good enough to protect me


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brisingr

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This is what I'm currently running.
Firewall -Online Armor
AntiVirus-Avira Antivir Personal free
Spyware Detection-
Ad-Aware
SUPERAntiApyware
Firefox Add-on-AdBlock Plus
General Browser Add-on-McAfee Site Advisor

is this software good enough to protect me
is it to much? do they conflict?

i also dont want my computer to be slowed cause theres to many anti malware things running
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Hello to a fellow Golden Knight!

Welcome to GTG...

Your security software is similar to mine (see my sig below)...and I've been pleased with Online Armor and AntiVir for quite awhile.

I have not had any conflicts with between my security programs to date...

If you haven't seen this thread, you may want to take a peek at for additional information --->>> Free Security Software


Enjoy the forums!

dm
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we dropped the GOLDEN!!! ewww. im a KNIGHT. but always good to see a fellow UCF Knight!

now off to marketplace for a bit :)

Edited by brisingr, 03 March 2010 - 08:28 PM.

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Wow, I've obviously not kept up with my UCF news.. :)

I hope my comments were helpful...

Enjoy your evening!
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oh and i have malwarebytes too but i didnt think that was always running?
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You are correct, the free version of MBAM is an on-demand scanner only...

So, if you have a paid subscription to SuperAntispyware (SAS) then you would have real time protection. I'm not familiar with Ad-Aware, so I can't comment on its features.

Otherwise, you may want to purchase a license for MBAM (which is what I did) and I actually have SAS also for on-demand scanning only.
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interesting... i'm currently using both SAS and MBAM for on demand scanning. having another real time protection in my process tray doesn't sound very appealing. i try to keep my startup time in the single digits :)



PS- Adaware has a think called adwatch that if you have the free version protects processes real time but not "files, registry, or network". i mostly use it for on demand scanning
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Hello again brisingr,

I don't even notice any performance hit with MBAM set to real-time protection and I'm running an almost 4yr old laptop with XP.

Of course each situation is different and the choice is always the user's to make. For me, having one anyt-spyware program set to real-time + Avira's Guard and the Online Armor Premium firewall has been a good combination for my system.

Happy surfing and enjoy the forums!

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