What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. shadek

    shadek Registered Member

    I'd never remove Prevx, as it's one out of three security apps that passed the intense testing of Malwareresearchgroup big tests of security applications. It's also the lightest of the three.
  2. hckyo

    hckyo Registered Member

    Finally I decided to test NAV 2011, but just for a few days , lets see if it does what it says :p
  3. muf

    muf Registered Member

    Fair enough, but I installed it on my dads pc and weeks later he had problems. Found a trojan on there using Avira and Prevx was sat there quiet as a mouse. There was also browser hijacking going on. Used SAS to sort that out. Dumped Prevx and kept Avira. Installed Spywareblaster. That was the day I lost faith in Prevx and it was only a few days later my pc's HDD died, so it was an easy decision for me when I installed the new HDD. I didn't want my pc to end up like my dads pc did. A week or so after that episode he tried getting in his Building Society Account and it said it was frozen and he had to phone them. They asked him if he had trasferred £1800($2800) out of his account, which he hadn't. They got him his money back but whoever hacked him got his account details, all while Prevx sat there doing nothing.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2010
  4. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Registered Member

    Nothing for nothing but hardcore hackers can bypass just about any security you can imagine. I always work under the premise that if someone wants to hack your account, they will.
  5. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    that where stuff like hips or programs like keyscrambler or even default denny comes handy to save any bacon;)
  6. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

    oh yes :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. eugene91

    eugene91 Registered Member

    Current Setup:

    -Avast! Internet Security 5 (Disabled: IM and P2P shields only)
    -Prevx SafeOnline 3.0 (Free via facebook promo)

    On-Demand Scanner:
    -MBAM 1.46 Free
    -SAS Portable(On USB Stick)
    -Dr Web Cure IT(On USB Stick)

    -IE9 Beta
    -FireFox 3.6.10 (AdBlockPlus and WOT)
    -Chrome 6 (AdBlockPlus and WOT)

    -Avast! Firewall
    -Belkin Wireless Modem Router Firewall

    Got avast! 5 IS for free from its facebook mini contest :D
  8. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

    back with good ole online armor :cool: ...
  9. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    good man;)
  10. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    at this moment i have WinPatrol Plus with prevent all changes check and hide alert(no pop ups),Hitman Pro and some registry tweaks

    waiting for the new PE Guard very soon to be realease:)
  11. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

    MalwareDefender 2.6
    Sandboxie 3.46
    KeyScrambler 2.7

    Opera 10.62

    On-Demand scanning / Gmer ~ CureIt ~ MBAM ~ Hitman
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010
  12. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    wolf are you running keyscrambler with what operating system? i got my browser slowed down so i have to unistall it i have xp 2
  13. moontan

    moontan Registered Member


    don't you ever sleepo_O :D
  14. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    i do man;)
  15. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

    Xp Home.
  16. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    man and i get my browser slow down i have xp home service pack 2 and it is with out any patch or updates since install and IE6 full of holes:D may be that is why;)thanks for responding man
  17. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

    Behind router DLink-dir 635 with NAT and SPI inbound protection with settings (in decreasing importance of security)
    - changed passwords,
    - WPA2 encryption with 12 digit password
    - All security features enabled (DoS Overflow, ARP checking, Enhanced Wireless Protection)
    - disabled Remote Admin, Upnp, Wan Ping response
    - added Sunbelt Clearcloud as DNS, enabled DNS relay
    - changed name of the network, default IP address router console
    - added DHCP reservation (same effect as fixed IP's with DHCP ease of use), IP's are reserved on Mac Address of clients
    - limited IP range to 5 IP's currently in use (TV, My Play PC, Laptop Son + Wife plus one wired connection for emergency)
    - Put son's Laptop and his TV in own lan-partition (they can't communicate with Wife's Laptop and my Play PC)
    - Access Control Policies on 4 own IP/MAC combo's based on user profile (e.g. Son is allowed Internet access from 15.00 until 23.00 hours on weekdays, in weekends from 10.00 until 18.00, Wife's Laptop and my Play PC are not allowed internet access from 01.00 through 07.00, only one hour a day access window for trouble shooting wired line)
    all other machines (IP addresses) are not allowed access.
    - intrusions are send to an email account which is pushed to my mobile phone

    Off line Backup for data (Syncback free) and images (Paragon free) on external disks

    PC security setup

    Play PC (Vista x32 business)
    - windows FW 2-way
    - Safe-admin settings
    - UAC full
    - Norton UAC Tool
    - WinPatrol Plus (default startup and own added registry checking on User startup entries, all other options disabled)

    On demand Hitman Pro + A2 free

    Wife's laptop (Windows 7 x32 ultimate)
    - Windows FW 2 way
    - LUA + SRP + ACL
    - PrevX facebook SafeOnline (freebie)

    On demand Hitman Pro and A2 free (run elevated)

    Son's University Laptop (WIndows 7 x64 Home Premium)
    - Windows FW 2 way
    - Safe-admin settings
    - UAC default (allow user initiated changes)
    - WinPatrol Plus (default startup and own added registry checking on User startup entries, all other options disabled)
    - PrevX facebook SafeOnline (freebie)

    On demand Hitmand Hitman Pro, MBAM, A2 Free

    Browsing with Iron plus WOT and SiteAdvisor for Chrome and searching with Google, so we have 4 blacklists
    a) Sunbelt Clearcloud beta
    b) WOT for Chrome
    c) Google IP blacklist of search engine
    d) SiteAdvisor for Chrome
    e) [Wife + Son] PrevxSafeOnline IP blacklist + medium level popularity

    Works really light :D
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010
  18. wutsup

    wutsup Registered Member

    hey kees, i have a dir 655 router(which should be similar to yours) and im just wondering how i know if ARP and DOS overflow is enabled?
  19. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

    Could not find the Denial of Service setting very quickly o_O the Anti Spoof protection is in ADVANCED, FIREWALL SETTINGS of the console
  20. eugene91

    eugene91 Registered Member

    All those really are light :thumb:
  21. justenough

    justenough Registered Member

    All I have done so far is click the max security setting. Haven't found a clear guide to using EMET yet.

    Kernelwars, Avast now has pirate talk.
  22. buckslayr

    buckslayr Registered Member

    I've gone to a new set up. Running GesWall Pro along with Avast free. Running really light. I'm feeling that this is pretty solid protection.
  23. makios

    makios Registered Member

    I think I finally (for now :D ) found the best security-software setup for me on both my netbook (x32) and desktop (x64).
    Same setup, running smooth, light and safe (I hope).
    I really think I'll stick to this for now (tried a lot of setups and feel happy with this one: Nod32 4, WinPatrol PLUS + Comodo 5) :argh: ... but I really should say that I will miss the searching for 'the' ideal softwaresecurity setup.

    So I hope I can control myself :p
  24. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

    Well I will be redoing my parents machine (my desktop) setup more this weekend. After getting hit by MyWebSearch (hit no install it decided to anyway) last night I figured I need something more then Panda Cloud on it

    Current setup Panda Cloud + SuperAntiSpyware (Which removed 995 infections, MyWebSearch sure adds ton's of useless stuff to your PC)

    Since this is a old PC with not much ram I will be attempting to go light so it will most likely end up being: Panda + SuperAntiSpyware + Windows Defender

    I am kinda still deciding between WD and Ad-Aware for that machine. Ad-Aware may be a little heavy so I feel it will be better with WD.
  25. Securon

    Securon Registered Member

    Good Evening ! Real-Time...Vipre Premium...Prevx 3.0 with Safe-On Line...On Demand...S.A.S. Pro...Active Browsers...Opera 10.6...Google 6.0.672...O/S...Windows 7. Sincerely...Securon