I want to have extra protection.
Are there any products that will work with NIS, 2010 at the same time?
It is fine to use on-demand scanners such as the free versions of Malwarebytes' Anti-malware and SuperAntispyware. You want to avoid using anything that has real-time protection running, such as the paid versions of those products, as that will conflict with Norton's Auto-Protect function, causing system performance issues, Your overall security would also be hampered as the two programs would interfere with each other's malware detection and resolution capabilities.
There are some valid points here.
I would also like to recommend two online security scans which will not conflict with NIS...
Secunia Online Software Inpector - http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/
GRC ShieldsUP! - https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
Secunia is great for ensuring that your computer has up-to-date components for the OS and applications, etc.
GRC will check the internet ports and see if your system passes certain predefined security-type criteria.
Hope this helps!
Special thanks to Plankton and PapauZ,
Plankton, extreme thanks for providing me with those excellent links. They will really help me lock down my PC.
Honorable mention - PapauZ, thank you for the MBAM information, but I already have SAS.
re> thank you for the MBAM information, but I already have SAS.
Different on demand scan engine and defs.....if you like SAS free ~ you'll really like MBAM free... faster scans / logs / no adverts / simple UI / great Forum and preferred by 9 out of 10 Dentist's for a cleaner brighter smile. Just another Tool ... can't hurt to have one more on demand resident free scanner. SAS does have an online scan Tool ...and I must second and third ... install Secunia PSI ~ great Forum and great Tool and the darn thing is free. Is this a great country or what?
Secunia does a program you can download and use for free which is more comprehensive than the online scanner they also provide, it is the psi version of their program, well worth using, the forums are very useful also particularly if you have any problems with patching any of your software or addons. Many companies are happy to sell you their programs without proper follow up support, so at times the forums provide helpful advice in overcoming these problems. The program checks the software you are using to see if you have the latest security patches installed. Also should you be using anything that is not on the Secunia database they are usually very quick to include it if you make a suggestion to them.
There are two programs which are available in free versions which can be used in conjuction with your exisitng antivirus program:
1. PCTools Threatfire - http://www.threatfire.com/ or if you wish go to www.pctools.com and click the link on the main page
2. Iobit Security 360 - http://www.iobit.com/security360.html?Str=download
You can purchase both programs which in the main give you automatic updates rather than having to check manually.
Of course one of the best ways to stay safe is to make sure your programs are upto date a little program from Filehippo is very useful for this, it is restricted to the programs they have on their database but it seems to be faily extensive, you can download it from their main page, top right hand corner - http://www.filehippo.com/
There is a similar program from CNET called Techtracker, you need to set up an "account" with CNET which you can do from here - http://www.cnet.com/techtracker/app/?tag=contentMain;mainWrap
Also make sure Windows and any anti-virus program is completely upto date.
I am not suggesting that you do the same, however, I many years ago ignored people who said not to run two realtime programs, I only use one actual anti-virus program (various Norton programs over the years) currently Norton 360, I additionally use Webroot Spysweeper which is a paid for program. There was a small performance related problem about 12 months ago other than that I have had no problems running both 360 and Spysweeper. The affect on performance seems small if any and I have been advised by both Norton and Webroot that there is no security related problem in using both. I have found this has worked for me and to me it proves the point that each program will stop/prevent different forms of attack, I have never had anything download onto my computers which are online for a minimum of 12 hours every day for well over 10 years. In fact out of curiousity two days ago I downloaded Malwarebytes and ran a full systems scan after seeing many hundreds of posts it is wrong to do what I do and the scan came up clean.
All the above links to outside Norton websites are safe as I have just pasted them from my browser as I'm typing.
ps If you want to see the reviews of these programs go to the CNET website and check them out or a number of them are on Gizmo's Freeware Reviews at http://www.techsupportalert.com/
There are other on-demand programs, especially the Secunia Standalone PSI, as mentioned above which will complement NIS.
I just elected to provide you with the online scanning examples, which do not require any install and are easy to use.
My standard suite is NIS 2010 (naturally ), Malwarebytes, SAS and Secunia PSI - these are resident on my system(s) and do *not* cause me any grief, in terms of their interoperability.
Keep looking at the posts in this thread, since there are some notable contributions.
Guess the point is... where do you stop? How much do you really need, etc. False positives are possible, too.
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