And what about Malwarebytes? Would that interfere with Zonealarm with Antivirus? Just installing it? Driver conflicts maybe?
I'm asking because I'm having some seriously annoying problems lately, a bizarre sort of "redirects" in Opera, that are extrememly hard to get rid of. I can use google without a problem, no redirects there. But after a while Opera pops up a new tab, and the keywords from my previous google search (where did they get those from?) will be used for a search on sites on pages that very often don't even exist anymore or are just blank pages and that oddly enough still redirect to affilate links on other sites or just nowhere at all because the sites are gone. All very weird. It seems as if there's DNS hacks involved and all. There's also some .tmp files that are rootkit droppers involved that are trying to install a driver/rootkit. Anyway we'll deal with that in the appropriate forum I guess.
What I wanted to ask is: Is Zonealarm with Antivirus enough as a basic line of defense? I've been using it for years and never had a problem so far. I guess I just got lucky. After 12 years online without any issues it had to happen one day. And what really stumped me was that Opera is being exploited. A browser with such a small userbase. Neither Zonealarm nor Prevx, not even Malwarebytes notice the popup/new tab and the redirect obviously.
I always use Opera as default browser, the only exception is Firefox for my bank, that simply won't work in Opera, and all other browsers for my webdesign work and only for that. And I think that my own sites can be considered "safe" (untill proven otherwise of course).
Edited by xmephistox, 07 June 2010 - 12:36 AM.