dallas7 Posted July 14, 2010 Report Share Posted July 14, 2010 In response to Immunet's latest blog up embracing the layered security approach, I'd like to report my success in running what I consider to be a superb, and totally free, implementation of that approach: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free 8.3 - just released, it uses their latest advanced genotype detection technology and Sunbelt's Vipre engine. AUG 06 EDIT: While the overall efficiency of Ad-Aware was very good, I found the Update Manager to be flawed. It takes several minutes for a "no updates" to return and some updates involving multiple modules took up to 10 minutes! The drag was several components grabbing 90-100% CPU while re-initializing after downloading the updates; it's not bandwidth related. Granted, this was on my ancient 1 GHz P3 laptop but there are posts in various forums (including Lavasoft's) where users are reporting similar issues. AUG 06 EDIT: PC Tools Free AV 7 - powerful, fast and smooth; near instant updates. This worked superbly, but it's time for something else... AUG 18 EDIT: Spyware Terminator 2.7 - installed without the Win32 ClamAV or Web Security modules. One of the best, and free, HIPS apps available with a mature and competent anti-malware component. 64 bit users need v2.8! AVG Linkscanner - For IE and Firefox, one of the best Web filtering and monitoring applications which began life as "Haute Secure" by TRUSTe, a leading Internet privacy service. JUL 16 EDIT: Oops. I got TRUSTe mixed up with Exploit Prevention Labs, the latter having developed the Linkscanner tech purchased by AVG. Spy Shelter Free - for 32 bit Windows, a highly acclaimed security application providing six of the most important of the nine components in their paid version. Note: the popups are not for the uninitiated. (FYI: the need for this class of protection in a 64 bit environment remains a matter of highly charged debate.) 64 bit usability is provided by the paid version. AUG 18 EDIT: While SpyShelter free is primo, I resumed using Zemana since I still have several months remaining on my license. Currently, Zemana is 32 bit only. Immunet Protect Free - need I say more? AUG 06 EDIT: I began using Immunet Plus 2.0.14. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free and Hitman Pro scans run swiftly to completion. Cheers! Sidebar: I've been running Immunet Protect Plus (since RC1) on my production Intel E8400 desktop in parallel with AVG 9 Free and its paid Identity Protection component, Malwarebytes Pro, and Zemana AntiLogger. Of course, some money was parted with for these. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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