Eclectico Posted January 10, 2011 Report Share Posted January 10, 2011 I would appreciate any criticisms / suggestions for this multi-layered security approach using FREE software with 64 bit OS support. The applications below all play friendly with each other. They were chosen for their focus on high performance with a bare minimum of CPU and memory demand. There is a bit of overlap in their functionality, but each application offers an industry leading strength in at least one aspect of protection. I have contemplated adding ThreatFire (another low resource, high performance app), but it seems to be nearing the end of it's "free" product life. Any other recommendations? ClamAV 22.214.171.124 (Beta) - Active Antivirus, Malware & Email attachments Small installation size and low resident memory usage ETHOS Heuristic engine for general protection SPERO Cloud engine for machine learning online protection CLAMAV Signature engine for traditional and offline protection Open Source, multi-platform community indicates long term stability Easy on-demand (explorer right click) antivirus scanning Windows Defender & Firewall - Active Spyware, Adware & Worm protection No extra installation space required Little extra system resource usage beyond basic windows requirements Built into Windows 7 & Vista with automatic definition updates Spynet benefits from vast community intelligence gathering Hitman Pro 3.5.8 Build 118 - Daily Virus, Trojan and Rootkit scanning Miniscule install with no updates required and simple user interface Low resource cloud malware scanning from 5 strong engines Rapid daily scanning via windows task manager scheduling Quick start-up scan and force-breach mode Malware Bytes 1.50.1 - Daily Scareware, Key Logger and Malware scanning Small installation size and simple user interface Rapid daily scanning via windows task manager scheduling Easy on-demand (explorer right click) malware scanning Superior malware removal, remnant scanning and cleanup Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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