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I have a chance to get Trend Micro Internet Security Pro for free.

Is this software any good?

I currently use Avira Free and ZoneAlarm free and Malwarebytes Free. Is
there any reason to switch?

Mel



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No, although Trend Micro is a good AV - so is Avira. As for the other
facets of the "security suite" most are really unneeded IMO but those
you opted for as seperate components have got you covered.

I use Avira free, can get MBAM when desired via another laptop, am
behind a router *and* have the software firewall that came with XP (now
sp3). If the data on my machines were more valuable to me, I would opt
for the pay version of Avira before I would opt for Trend Micro's pay
version. IMO both Malwarebytes and Avira deserve our financial support
for making such good tools freely available.



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mel wrote:
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Hello Mel:

What FTR said.

IMO AntiVir Personal is the best that can be had now.

We always steer folks away from security suites in deference to
individual best in breed applications.  The paid Trend Micro product
would need to be renewed at the end of its subscription ($70USD for
others).  Almost everything we recommend is freeware and has no
expiration.

Another antimalware product I'm pleased with is SUPERAntiSpyware (SAS)

              <http://www.superantispyware.com/

Personally I recommend MBAM & SAS as a pair when attempting to resolve
many malware issues.

--
1PW

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1PW wrote:
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Just an intuition, not proven, but MBAM seems to enjoy a reputation of
having a slight edge on SAS, and if so, why wouldn't either be as good
as the other, yet without the redundance?

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I believe that the difference in method between these two is enough to
offset any redundancy concerns.

I too would recommend SAS to users that want that sort of thing.



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FromTheRafters wrote:
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Maybe it's the presence of RaiD in this forum that positively skews the
impressions of his product, in spite of the petty hosts file wars of
late, but I gather MBAM has incorporated most if not all the heuristic
advantage SAS might once have enjoyed into their current version?

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Want what sort of thing, the confusing bloat of redundance,
or to be polite, a second opinion in a world of 0-day sploits?

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His product? Are you confusing MBAM with BugHunter?

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I don't know about that, but if they now do the same thing, the same
way, it is indeed redundant.

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I view them both as clean-up tools. You download them when you want to
and run them - then delete them when you're done. Some people like
active protection (aside from Brain 1.0) and I don't see anything wrong
with supporting the effort that goes into keeping a free antimalware or
free antivirus available and current.



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FromTheRafters wrote:
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see my response to him

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resolve
of
good

To clarify, MBAM isn't mine. That credit belongs Marcin; He is the lead
programmer and it's original creator. BugHunter is mine. I do however
work fulltime for malwarebytes as a researcher, but the software itself
isn't of my creation.


--
Dustin Cook [Malware Researcher]
MalwareBytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org
BugHunter - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk

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Dustin Cook wrote:
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It's your company association to which I used the colloquial 'your'
product, not that it was your creation alone, sri for any confusion.

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One likely will catch what the other may miss. No one program gets them
all.


--
Dustin Cook [Malware Researcher]
MalwareBytes - http://www.malwarebytes.org
BugHunter - http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk

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Dustin Cook wrote:
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While that type of CYA isn't advised against, it dilutes the confidence
someone might have in any one product.

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Per mel:
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Can't speak to the software, but I dumped Trend Micro some years
back when I realized that their support was worse than useless.

"Worse" bco the wasted man hours spent discovering that they
weren't helpful.

I use Avast's freebie version ford my PCs and a for-pay version
for my home server.

Haven't had any problems.
--
PeteCresswell

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Their AV product is not worth much.  

So why would their "security" suite be worthwhile.

Free doesn't make you safe.  It might just sucker you into a belief
that your really are protected.

Check here.

http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/09_02


There is a of  the top suites here:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/158178/top_internet_security_suites.html


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