Help Me Decide Which Anti-Malware should I install? 2018

Discussion in 'Compare Apps' started by gmaister22, Dec 23, 2017.

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Which one?

  1. Emsisoft

    45 vote(s)
    57.0%
  2. Malwarebytes

    7 vote(s)
    8.9%
  3. Heimdal

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. Other

    22 vote(s)
    27.8%
  1. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Level 2

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    Hello guys

    i am looking for a decent anti malware protection software to purchase during the holiday sales for my stores (i have 3 different PCs)

    Which would you recommend along my Kaspersky IS 18?

    If you vote for other please let me know which one you recommend and why on a response !
     
  2. askalan

    askalan Level 9
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    None.
    HMP.A would be the only addon I would consider, but Kasperky is totally sufficient and there is no need to get paranoid because Kaspersky is too heavy anyway.
     
  3. Opcode

    Opcode Level 18
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    I don't recommend you use Emsisoft Anti-Malware or Heimdal Anti-Malware because you are already using Kaspersky Internet Security. Therefore, out of the list, I'd recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free (on-demand only, no real-time protection enabled).

    HitmanPro.Alert is good as mentioned by @askalan however it breaks a lot of software depending on the configuration and must be frequently updated to fix these issues, it can be a lot of hassle for an average user - the logs for crashes and what-not are neither appropriate for an average user, an average user isn't going to understand a call stack. Which is why the only people that tend to use it are computer geeks or enterprises.

    Although, I wouldn't use the latest version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. I'd use an older version on-demand if I'm honest. But up to you what you decide to do.

    I agree with @askalan overall, Kaspersky Internet Security is sufficient. Add an ad-blocker if you like the idea and haven't already.
     
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  4. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Level 2

    Feb 4, 2014
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    Alright then

    Ill stay with KiS 18 only :)

    I also had a look at this AppCheck Anti-Ransomware - CheckMAL , it seems pretty cool for a ransomware protection since it also backs up stuff
     
  5. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

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    Kaspersky is a master piece. Don't worry
     
  6. Opcode

    Opcode Level 18
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    Some ransomware is actually scared of Kaspersky and will not deploy a payload if its detected as being installed. Kaspersky have some really nice technology... I would have used it properly before if it wasn't as heavy on resources for me.
     
  7. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 11

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    If you are already using Kaspersky Internet Security. I wouldn't add anything else, just some browser extensions. as HTTP Everywhrere. Unblock Origin or Adguard. and ScriptSafe, the rest is not necessary if you use Kaspersky.
     
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  8. gery79

    gery79 Level 4

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    #8 gery79, Dec 23, 2017
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    What you have is more than enough . I would go with free emsisoft scanner
     
  9. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
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    you already have KIS, stay with it, I advise you to use Zemana Anti-Malware on demand, Malwarebyts has many errors and your protection is not the same anymore, Zemana is far superior.
     
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  10. SHvFl

    SHvFl Level 32
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    None. Buy a backup software if you don't have one. If you do then buy beer/wine for the staff.
     
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  11. TrinitronMSDOS

    TrinitronMSDOS Level 2

    Sep 29, 2017
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    Emsisoft
    If if had to choose between these products as a main protection, i would have voted Emsisoft Anti-Malware without a doubt. But since you already have Kaspersky and want an additional layer of protection, i don't think that would be best. Malwarebytes is good but heavy and I've never tried Heimdal. I would advise you HitmanPro or Zemana without real time protection and set for a daily scan to don't slow your system down as Kaspersky provides excellent protection.
     
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  12. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 22

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    Do you have a UTM/NGFW at your stores? If you have a simple NAT router then that is not enough unless you use a malware blocking DNS. (FortiGuard DNS, Quad9, Norton DNS). Otherwise, Heimdal would be a wise addition. KIS should be sufficient alone as long as your DNS is taken care.
     
  13. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    You need to learn how to use App control! You don't need anything with Kaspersky internet security!maybe just Sandboxie for the browser that's all.adding an antimalware will not increase your protection.
     
  14. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

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    Maybe EAM or stay with Avast.;)
     
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  15. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

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    Hello, I think Zemana Anti Malware is the best option, or perhaps Malwarebytes:)
    Merry Christmas!!:D
     
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  16. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

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    You are already using KIS. Just leave it at that and don't worry about it IMO. Kaspersky is excellent.
     
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  17. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    in a matter of fact, all AVs are good enough in detection/protection for home users
    In a technical point, what decides things are the user-friendliness, resources usage and features of the software.
    Then you have the reputation of the companies.
     
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  18. ShadicTheHedgehog

    Nov 11, 2017
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    What about Anti-malware: I suggest you to use Emsisoft. Because Emsisoft is powerfull Antivirus with Anti-Malware protection which is not that easly to defeat or trick by ransomware or stronger malwares. Emsisoft will scan your PC in couple of seconds if you doing quick scan, so this is high pros.
     
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  19. daljeet

    daljeet Level 5

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    Heimdal is a traffic scanning application with software updater. It protects from ad and links and It performed very well in blocking this with Dark layer guard engine.
    Heimdal is compatible with any AV it works silently without any creating any annoying notifications. You already have Kas IS you can use Emsisoft emergency kit instead of Emsisoft AM. Members already suggest you HMP.A I suggest you Zemana AM it lightweight and performance is also amazing. Kaspersky is able to handle ransomware and has behaviour blocker also you don't need extra protection.
     
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  20. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Level 14

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    I would try an antiexploit. EMET or MBAE.
     
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