What is your security setup these days?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dja2k, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

    What is your list of security programs that you are using right now?
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

    Primary: Appdefend/Regdefend, Online Armor, and Safe'n'Sec

    AV: F-Prot or KAV 6.0 beta

    Secondary: Spywareblaster, and Spybot installed, but don't run it.

    I would also include First Defense partially as a security app.
  3. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

    That is about the same setup I have ...

    KAV beta 2006
    LnS 2.05p2
    AppDefend\RegDefend 1.110
    Safe'n'Sec 2.0.725
    Online Armor
  4. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

    HIPS: Appdefend (will buy regdefend later)
    AV: NOD32
    Backup/restore: Firstdefence ISR
    Firewall: Look´n´Stop

    I would like to add Firefox as a security app :) using it I have no use for antispyware apps.
  5. MaB69

    MaB69 Registered Member

    Real Time

    LnS 2.05p3
    Ghost Security Suite (not registered :oops: )
    Online Armor

    On Demand

    Arovax Antispyware beta
    Steganos antispyware 2006
  6. isnogood

    isnogood Registered Member

    I have different setups for everyday work and for testbed. My base appplications, however, were always Tiny 2005 Pro + KAV5, with RD and PG. After testing the latest SnS 2.0, I am pretty impressioned by this program. It offers really excellent net access control together with application/process/file/registry protection. It is generally all what I need. The ruleset customisation is sufficient. What I particulary appreciate is the possibility to control application spawning in both direction (parent,child). Comparing to Appdefend it is more complete product, working lightly with no hassle. Without denying a great potential of Appdefend, I must say it is not usable for me in actual beta stage. To appreciate it's quality I will have to wait the final release (at least, I think). Actually, I am seriosly considering dumping all other security apps for my principal setup, leaving only SnS with a resident AV behind a router firewall.

  7. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

    Realtime: NOD32

    Spyware blaster and adaware on demenad.
  8. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

    Look 'n' Stop
    Online Armour

    And on demand BitDefender
  9. lupus

    lupus Registered Member

    ProcessGuard Full locked-down and ZoneAlarm Free.
    Firefox with NoScript also.
  10. SSK

    SSK Registered Member

    Fully updated windows xp :)
    Limited user account
    Windows Firewall

  11. CogitoErgoSum

    CogitoErgoSum Registered Member


    Netgear RP614 v2 Router w/NAT & SPI
    Online Armor
    RegRun Gold



    System Hardening:

    Disabled most WinXP SP2 services
    Windows Worms Door Cleaner

    Peace & Love,

  12. muf

    muf Registered Member

    Sygate free.
    Online Armor
    Regrun Gold

    I also use various application's on-demand, but the resident apps are more important.


    Edit: Changed Zonealarm 6 to Sygate. Was playing up with the net access on some of my apps. Went back to Sygate. Still love this old thing...
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2005
  13. Mikey Bikey

    Mikey Bikey Guest

    Real Time:
    ZA Free 6.0.667.000
    AVG Pro 7.1
    ProcessGuard 3.150
    RegDefend 2.001
    TrojanHunter 4.2
    SnoopFree 1.0.7
    Wormguard 3

    For Browsing:
    Sandboxie 2.11
    Proxomitron (with Kye U's filters)

    On Demand:
    Everything under the sun lol
  14. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

    Just curious - Those of you using NOD32, is that because you still have an active key or you just pick it over KAV or others?

    For those of you using appdefend or safe'n'sec, do you have the network module active in safe'n'sec and do you mind the network being active on appdefend being you can't shut it off yet?

  15. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

    My NOD32 key is still active until mid-february, after I don't know yet. I may give a try to KAV before make a final decision.;)
  16. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    I'm working on a new security setup :
    1. ZoneAlarm Free
    2. ShadowUser
    It's called "Extreme Virtual Minimalism" (EVM) or
    "Extreme Virtual Madness", whatever you like. :D :D :D
  17. SSK

    SSK Registered Member

    I have a valid NOD32 and KAV key, so I switch between applications (have current images with both installed :D )
  18. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

    Yeah I have a valid key for Nod32 as well , but ever since I been playing with KAV\KIS 2006, I had to uninstall it. I never had a problem with NOD32 whatsoever, it is still a good AV.

  19. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

    Windows XP Home SP2 (automatic updates set to prompt)
    Linksys Router RT31P2 (hardware firewall)
    Outpost Pro Firewall 3.0.557.5918 (437)(real-time spyware protection enabled)

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0.390 (extended database enabled)
    UnHackMe 2.5

    DiamondCS ProcessGuard 3.150
    DiamondCS WormGuard 3
    RegDefend 2.001 (with custom Ghost Files from Kent and Tony Klein)

    SpyBot Search & Destroy 1.4 (Immunize enabled)
    SpywareBlaster 3.4 (and Custom Blocking List: http://koti.mbnet.fi/pattaya1/swb3.htm 12/13/05)
    MVPS Hosts File (12/12/05)(Hosts File Manager Version & HostsMan 1.2)
    IE-SPYAD (12/12/05)

    FraudEliminator 2.3 anti-phishing toolbar (for IE6)
    C/Cleaner 1.26.218
    MRU-Blaster 1.5

    Resident On Demand Scanners
    Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06
    A-squared scanner 1.6.1
    Mischel TrojanHunter 4.2
    Kephyr Bazooka 1.13.03
    Trend Micro CWShredder Version 2.19
    F-Secure Blacklight Rootkit Elimination 2.2.1007
    Sysinternals RootkitRevealer 1.56
    HijackThis 1.99.1

    Online Scanners
    CounterSpy spyware scan
    Help2Go Detective, HijackThis log file analysis (HijackThis Analyzers)
    Jotti's malware scan
    McAfee online virus scan
    Trend Micro anti-spyware for the web
    Trend Micro Housecall online virus scan
    Webroot Spy Audit
    X-Clean Micro (XBlock.com) spyware scanning
    Zone Labs online spyware detector

    Maybe a bit paranoid, but I feel safer:D
  20. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

    Never could be too safe there G1111 ! Its all good. I changed my AV for NOD32 for now, since I gave up playing with the whole KAV\KIS 2006. Too much installing and removing messed up my system, had to re-image and went with NOD32 for now. I saw a difference right away from KAV 5 to NOD32 , don't know why I didn't see that before, but NOD32 + L'n'S is working flawless with Ghost Security Appdefend\Regdefend, Online Armor, and Safe'N'Sec 2.0 + AV. I am also behind a Linksys WRT54G firewall router with Sveasoft's Alchemy V1.0 Firmware. I will see what the future holds for me with Kaspersky as I have not given up as of yet. Now a lot of people say that with NOD32, you have to add some kind of protection for spyware\adware as they say KAV is better to block those than NOD32, so maybe I will add Ewido (active) back to the mix though too much of a memory hug. Don't know if I want to add Prevx1 and if it will help though. Also, I used to use RegRun Gold which I stopped from using a while back, don't know if I should add that too this setup - some stuff it had was good like tha anti replace and others might just overlap.

    Last edited: Dec 17, 2005
  21. Jan J

    Jan J Registered Member

    I'm just learning... but here's my setup:

    Router (BEFSX41 V1.45.7) 10... IP
    NAT (BEFSX41 V1.45.7) 192..IP

    Black Ice Defender
    AVG Pro
    Ad-Aware Plus

    And I keep Windows updated...
  22. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

    Decisions, decisions. I am happy with KAV 5 now, but if they go with a security suite and don't allow the AV by itself I will switch to NOD32. Waiting to see what happens with ProcessGuard and Appdefend. Right now everything is smooth, but who knows what the next version brings (for any software). Chances are that many won't have the same setup 6 months from now that they are using today (at least not the same identical setup).
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2005
  23. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

    ProcessGuard full

    I've tried all sorts of combinations with other excellent programs, but in terms
    of minimal impact and effectiveness, I think I'll stay with this for a long time.
  24. BlueZannetti

    BlueZannetti Administrator

    One thing I have noticed about the current Kaspersky beta (KIS or KAV) is that the installation program is extremely granular. You are given a lot of latitude to not install specific functionality in both packages. From what I've seen, you will be able to install a pure AV if desired.

  25. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

    Thanks Blue. I have not tried the KIS Beta.