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Hello All! I just purchased a 3-pc license for WSA Antivirus yesterday. I will be running it on a 64-bit Windows 8 laptop, a 64-bit Vista desktop, and a 32-bit Vista laptop. I have a question about what antivirus/internet security software runs the smoothest alongside WSA. I know that it can run just fine by itself, and I may do that eventually. But for peace of mind, I want to run it with something else for a while. I trialed it with Comodo Internet Security 6.0 a few weeks ago, but I received a BSOD every time I tried to open Comodo's Virtual Kiosk. Apparently, not compatible yet. I also run Malwarebytes Pro in realtime, and use Sandboxie. So what other programs do you all recommend from your experience that work well with WSA?
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I think this question will be best answered by some of our fans. I think MBAM Pro combined with Webroot is a nice setup.
I myself am only running WSA, but I have noted quite a few people that use WSA and Kaspersky together.
I've heard great things about Webroot's support and the great forum community. Looking forward to experiencing it for myself!
I ran MBAM Pro real-time with WSA for a long time without conflict. Until the MBAM fiasco last week. :S
Now I'm running just WSA Complete. ;)
WSA is very strong itself and can be used alone as it's the fastest, lightest and most effective security solution.
But if you wanna run it alongside another app, TrendMicro Titanium, Emsisoft and Avast products run very well.
Will it be Kaspersky/Webroot/MBAM?
Just to add my experience. I was a NIS user for ages. Later (a couple of years back) I added Prevx because I was impressed by its technology and approach to security (cloud). In the course of years Prevx transformed in to WSA (after Webroot acquired Prevx) and I was still using NIS together WSA until Norton released NIS 2013 what is by far the worst NIS since 2006 or 2007. So I gave up on NIS and stayed only with WSA and I had not any security issues yet.
While I was always an advocate of the layered security I have to admit that running WSA alone is really more than enough. WSA is so powerfull standalone solution that adding another security solution is of no help. Surely, it's your choice but believe me in fact there is no need.
Mike, I tried it along with the Emsisoft Internet Security pack (EAM plus Online Armor) last night. I had to remove OA, however, because it just bogged my whole system down. Slowed everything to a crawl. I like EAM, but it too seemed to slow down browsing - especially in Comodo Dragon and Chrome. I may try WSA with KIS next. And I'm definitely running it with MBAM Pro, no matther what else I use.
Thanks again for the replies!
If you give it a try to KIS, be sure to exclude WSA in KIS modules but that also applies to MBAM Pro (real-time protection). Having do so, you should avoid potentional system lockups.
What If Webroot "Misses" a Virus?
You're welcome. It's good to be cautious at first. You'll learn to trust WSA as go more into how WSA works which makes it the fastest, lightest and most effective security solution.
Hmm.... I had tried EISP and WSA. There were certain conflicts between OA and WSA as both offer exact features in some areas. But EAM ran smoothly with WSA. I did not find EAM slowing down my browsing. In fact some time ago I had suspected WSA to be slowing my browsing.:D I'm a big fan of Emsisoft, TrendMicro and Webroot.;)
But I'd suggest not to give yourself a hard time. I always try to advocate - to each his own. You should go for whatever suits you. Just try out other apps and see what you feel runs smooth. Keep it simple.:)