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Frequent Voice
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Second anti virus?

Just curious, does anyone run a second anti virus for a double layer of protection?

 

Tom:cathappy:

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ttomm46 wrote:

Just curious, does anyone run a second anti virus for a double layer of protection?

 

Tom:cathappy:


Yes some do as you said for a layered approach! But I would recommend Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware Pro as it's a one time payment or a free AV such as Avast free or Microsoft Security Essentials but it is upto the user I myself just use WSA as I'm a safe surfer and don't click on unknown files!!

 

HTH,

 

TH

 

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Re: Second anti virus?

Hi Tom I run and have done for a long time both WRSAE (& Prevvx3 before that) with KIS (currently 2012) and they play very well together IMHO. In fact if I recall correctly coexistence was Prevx's philosophy re. their original product, that has since evolved into WRSAE following Webroot's purchase of Prevx. So I assume that this philosophy has has effectively transferred too. Just my view & conjecture. Cheers Balders

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Re: Second anti virus?

Hi Tom,

 

Welcome to the Webroot Community !

 

While SecureAnywhere provides complete protection against threats by itself, it was also designed using the same approach that Prevx used to ensure compatability with other 3rd party security products. and Webroot performs extensive QA testing to ensure this compatability.  The bottom line is that SecureAnywhere will keep you protected and if you want to use the layered approach and use other security software alongside SecureAnywhere, you should not experience any conflicts.

 

Thanks !

 

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Re: Second anti virus?

I use WRSAW and I also use Stopzilla Anti Virus as well. A couple days ago, Stopzilla caught and quarantined a rootkit trying to invade my computer. I have a Microsoft Tech service which goes through my computer to analyze threats and they like that I have Webroot on my computer, so I'm a happy camper.

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Re: Second anti virus?

Hey all

Thanks for the welcome:cathappy:...I have an ancien't computer with only a pentium 4 2.66 ghz cpu and XP...

I got secureantwhere because kaspersky tended to slow my pc ..And the same with Vipre.

 

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consumer wrote:

I use WRSAW and I also use Stopzilla Anti Virus as well. A couple days ago, Stopzilla caught and quarantined a rootkit trying to invade my computer. I have a Microsoft Tech service which goes through my computer to analyze threats and they like that I have Webroot on my computer, so I'm a happy camper.


Welcome to the Webroot Community Forums! And if your a happy camper so are we!

 

Cheers,

 

TH

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ttomm46 wrote:

Hey all

Thanks for the welcome:cathappy:...I have an ancien't computer with only a pentium 4 2.66 ghz cpu and XP...

I got secureantwhere because kaspersky tended to slow my pc ..And the same with Vipre.

 

Tom


Just use WSA and use Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware Free to do weekly On-Demand scans! IMO

 

TH

 

 

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Re: Second anti virus?

Yep!

 

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Re: Second anti virus?

I, too, use Malwarebytes Pro along side WSAC. They are the perfect combination and I have never felt more secure with my web browsing and my personal info. They are both constantly updating and evolving to keep up with the many massive threats out there on the internet. I am a "safe browser" as well, but the knowledge that I have that added layer of protection should I stumble upon an infected website is just added piece of mind.