Over security concerns

  vassos 05:55 14 Jul 2011

I have had several security brands installed over the years. More recently I have been using Kaspersky. I was finding it a little invasive.Now I have only Max Secure Spyware Detector running which was installed by an IT college lecturer. It appears to operate efficiently. Do those that know more than I do, think that this is sufficient security cover or should I have something else.

  mgmcc 09:05 14 Jul 2011

What you need are:

1) A Firewall

2) An AntiVirus program

3) Spyware scanning software. Additionally, "Spyware Blaster" helps to keep much of the spyware out in the first place. http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:15 14 Jul 2011

Op system?

What have you tried already?

  Secret-Squirrel 09:21 14 Jul 2011

"Do those that know more than I do, think that this is sufficient security cover or should I have something else."

I've never heard of that so-called "Spyware Detector" program so I Googled for reviews - most are truly dreadful so you mustn't rely on it as your sole anti-malware solution.

If you're not willing to go back to Kaspersky then here are a couple of free, reputable, and effective alternatives:

1) AVG Free 2011

2) Microsoft Security Essentials

Both products employ real-time protection which will help keep pests out although the Microsoft one is quite basic when compared to AVG as it doesn't have any features to protect you from infected websites or dangerous search results.

A lot of security conscious users also use the free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It doesn't have any real-time protection so it needs to be run manually once a week or so, or immediately when you suspect your regular anti-malware product has let something slip through.

  birdface 09:25 14 Jul 2011

(IT college lecturer.)

I don't think his taste in security programs is up to scratch.

Maybe remove it and get something that will work better.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:33 14 Jul 2011

Avast Antivirus

Malwarebytes or SuperAntispyware as Antispy / malware detectors

and SpywareBlaster as a blocker

and your well covered for any op system

if using XP then you need a better firewall than XP's own

  vassos 09:36 14 Jul 2011

Many thanks for all that.

  birdface 11:01 14 Jul 2011

Click on Emisoft Anti-Malware on this and you also get AVG for the total price of £21.00.

That's about all you need.


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