Good Morning @jerzy601 and others: Thanks for the note! I wouldn't say its overkill as not all of the programs are being run at the same time actually. The main programs that I do have running 'at the same time' (if you will) would be the following:tremendous overkill with system protection tools
and also with copying programs, it is strange that there are no problems with compatibility.
Otherwise, for all of the rest I only use it as needed or when needed scenarios (as it applies). Yes I take virtualization super seriously (over the top) this I will admit, but I'm also doing a ton of testing with various equipment that I go to great lengths to protect everything. There is times I'm testing stuff for work on my personal machine with a lot of back end networking going on and tons of virtualization going on to the point that in the end I don't have to worry about a thing on my machine. I rather not jump down the rabbit hole, but it gets quite extensive and if I would explain it out everyone would have a "ahhhh so that's why" moment. lol For now, I'll leave it that I do some heavy testing and reporting out.
@HarborFront I think you were tracking what I was laying down. Thanks for listening a while back. Others too thought the same thing.I retracted my above post #10 in some other thread posted elsewhere because I'm also using Shadow Defender/Sandboxie/VirtualBox. BTW, he is also into testing malware so having the aforementioned software could be a necessity in his case.
As for me I'm not into mlaware testing. However, I use
Shadow Defender to protect my entire system
Sandboxie to sandbox applications like browsers, MS Office, SumatraPDF Reader, SMPlayer etc when I'm using my Windows host machine
VirtualBox when I run Linux OSes like Linux Mint Mate, Linux Manjaro etc
Not too much I would say
@Gandalf_The_Grey Good point! I can see this and get this. I'll make a modification and remove it this from my use as secondary scanners or periodic scanners.You have as periodic scanners: Norton Power Eraser, Emsisoft Emergency Kit and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
According to @cruelsister and AV Test Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool would be a better option.
Does NPE make sense with Norton Security Premium as real time protection?No matter how devastating an attack on a Windows PC: the initial response is to attempt a repair. But which software package is capable of reliably doing so? AV-TEST tested 7 security solutions and 4 special tools.www.av-test.org
I would ask the same question for Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool if you were running a Kaspersky solution real time.
Which are the most efficient second option scanners?
Can the HUB testers, @cruelsister and other members give their opinion on that?
However, with this being said I will not be going into the Kaspersky side of things at the present time. I do too much for the powers that be and given that it is banned for my line of work I will be staying clear from it on my personal computers too along with my work computer. I will be in search of different secondary scanners. I would be open to how others feel about various other scanners!
Some more changes to come. Again I don't want to go too deep into the weeds on what I'm doing for testing. Expect to see another change log today.