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Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Baserk, Nov 22, 2007.

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  1. jin07

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    Worth baring in mind that all leak test results should be taken with a pinch of salt as they rarely represent real world experiences. Very much different to AV.

    I happy to continue using Look 'n' Stop even though it scores low in those tests and is a paid product. Why?...because it works well, is the lightest around and is a good accompaniment to the protection of a router.
     
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    Online Armor failed the GRC shields up all ports test :( Specifically, the ping reply. I wonder if this has to do with my bit-torrent settings opening up that port.
     
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    I have all my ports closed and i still ping. it just has to do with your firewall. With zonealarm on my xp machine i used to not ping but now with vista firewall i ping.
     
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    Do any of you guys use two anti-virus programs and if so do you keep both of their active-protection systems on at once? Right now I'm using Antivir and Avast and am deciding if I only should use Antivir's or Avast's active protection, or both.
     
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    No, you're not supposed to run two AV's at the same time.
     
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    Seems to me Avast does more than Antivir.
     
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    Please explain what you think Avast does that Antivir does not.
     
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    I think he's referring to the active protection. I can't really answer anything beyond that. I don't know much about either active protection system, hence is why I asked which is better.
     
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    I just looked and compared quickly...

    Antivir Free


    Avast Free
     
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