What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Rasheed187
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    Rasheed187 Registered Member

    I´m thinking about adding Arovax Shield to my list, it works a lot better than WinPatrol. I´m currently also using Sandboxie, really cool if you want to check out certain apps without the risk of any damage to your system. :)

    And do mods actually read these threads, why isn´t there an option to edit posts or to delete posts? :doubt:
  2. Bubba
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    Yep :ninja: but instead of dealing with that problem in this thread We ask that you start a thread in our General Topics Forum where We discuss possible forum related issues.

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  3. TNT
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    TNT Registered Member

    resident protection/prevention:
    - Deep Freeze
    - Process Guard (full)
    - Core Force
    - KAV
    - SnoopFree Privacy Shield
    - Spywareblaster

    "on demand" scanners:
    - Ewido (free)
    - Spybot Search & Destroy
    - Ad-aware
    - KAV

    "on demand" sandbox protection:
    - Sandboxie
    - VMWare player

    encryption:
    - TrueCrypt
    - GnuPG

    other:
    Eraser
  4. Kentish
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    Kentish Registered Member

    Real-time

    Nod32
    Process Guard
    Ghost security (app and reg)
    Wormguard
    RegistryProt
    Netveda

    On-demand

    TDS3
    Spybot SnD
    Ewido (free)
    M/S A/S
    SpywareDoctor (free..at the mo)
    Tracks Eraser Pro
    MRU Buster
    various registry cleaners and defrag tools.
  5. Heco
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    Heco Registered Member

    Real time:
    SB Kerio FW
    Rollback RX
    BOClean(or Ewido... depends if it's raining or not! lol)
    Spy Sweeper
    DefenseWall HIPS
    Nod32

    On demand:
    Ewido (paid)
    Spyware Doctor
    Ad-aware(paid)
    MSAS
    :D
  6. Brandon
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    Brandon Registered Member

    *Updated List*

    RealTime
    • Dr.Web 4.33
    • ProcessGuard (full)
    • Outpost Firewall Pro
    • Microsoft Anti-Spyware
    • Ewido (paid)
    • BOClean
    • SpywareBlaster
    • OnlineArmor

    Demand
    • A-Squared
    • Spybot S&D

    Other
    • FireFox
    • CCleaner
    • Thunderbird
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2006
  7. dja2k
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    dja2k Registered Member

    Updated...

    Realtime - PLUGINS ACTIVE

    NOD32 2.51.20 (BLACKSPEAR SETTINGS)
    LOOK N STOP 2.05P2 (PHANTOM RULESET)
    EWIDO 3.5 (GUARD ACTIVE)
    ONLINE ARMOR 1.1.0.630 BETA (ALL PROTECTION ACTIVE)
    SAFE'N'SEC 2.0.854 + AV (REGISTRY SYSTEM ACTIVITY AND NETWORK ACTIVITY ARE OFF)
    REGRUN GOLD 4.50 (ALL PROTECTION ACTIVE + ULTRA HIGH LEVEL)
    GGS 1.110 - AD (ACTIVE) \ RD (ACTIVE w/ CUSTOM GROUPS)

    Additional Hardening

    SECURE-IT
    HARDEN-IT
    BUGOFF
    SAFEXP
    IE-SPYADS
    SPYWARE BLOCK LIST FILE
    SPYBOT IMMUNIZED
    SPYWARE BLASTER + CUSTOM LIST
    SCRIPT SENTRY
    COMPUTER SECURITY TOOL
    AUTOPATCHER DEC FULL + JAN UPDATE
    CURRENT WINDOWS UPDATES
    EXTRA SERVICES OFF
    MVPS HOST FILE
    HOSTS SECURE UPDATE UTILITY

    Extra

    FIREFOX MAIN BROWSER
    JV16 POWER TOOLS
    REGISTRY FIRST AID
    DRIVE SNAPSHOT
    TREND MICRO CWSHREDDER
    TREND MICRO ANTISPYWARE
    SPYWARE DOCTOR 3.5
    KASPERSKY 5.0 BACKUP SCAN
    AD-AWARE
    SPYBOT
    HIJACKTHIS
    A-SQUARED
    PROTOWALL + ANTI-P2P LIST
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2006
  8. dja2k
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    dja2k Registered Member

    What can you tell any opinion on your usage of Core Force? Is it any good and beneficial to other security and hardening programs?

    dja2k
  9. coreforcet
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    coreforcet Guest

    Personally i think Coreforce is darn difficult to use, unless you are an expert like TNT.
  10. Mr. Kartoffel
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    Mr. Kartoffel Registered Member

    Linux NAT and Firewall Router

    workstation: Kerio 2.1.5
    laptop: Kerio 4.2.2

    Antivir (current)
    Bitdefender 8.0 free

    Spybot Shearch and Destroy (current)

    xpy (current)
    Sysinternals Toolset (ProcessExpl., tcpview,....)
    HijackThis

    BRAIN 1.0 (sometimes :- ) )
  11. SwordOfSecurity
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    SwordOfSecurity Registered Member

    always a fan of quality freeware :rolleyes:

    Resident/Real-time Protection:
    - avast! Home Edition
    - MS Antispyware
    - Kerio PF 4x
    - SpywareBlaster

    On Demand Scanning:
    -avast! Home Edition
    -ewido
    -a-squared

    Additional Malware Scanners:
    -MS Antispyware
    -ewido
    -a-squared
    -ad-aware
    -spybot SD

    Additional Tools:
    -CCleaner
    -Firefox
    -HijackThis
    -fully updated windows of course :p

    its my current relatively basic setup, but i find it rather solid and reliable
  12. TNT
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    Yes... it is actually one of the best security apps for Windows I've seen. But as said, it requires some learning and a bit of time. Also, it's not an application where "you just try", as misconfiguring it would give a false sense of security.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2006
  13. $NT
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    $NT Guest

    Is BOClean free?
  14. dja2k
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    dja2k Registered Member

  15. dja2k
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    dja2k Registered Member

    Any updates or changes to your security lists? Is anyone changing AV's or AT's? Or how about Firewalls? Anyone ready for OA + AV combo? Who is still trying out KAV or KIS 2006 - any comments?

    dja2k
  16. Rasheed187
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    My setup on Windows XP Pro SP2 (Update):

    Realtime:

    AntiVir Classic | Process Guard (free) | ZoneAlarm Pro 6 | Arovax Shield | Script Defender

    On demand:

    AD-Aware SE | Spybot-S&D | RootkitRevealer | F-Secure BlackLight | Sandboxie

    System Hardening:

    BugOff | SafeXP | XP Antispy | Samurai | DropMyRights (+ Software Restriction Policy)

    System Monitoring:

    Process Explorer | Pserv.cpl | AutoRuns | Currports | All Seeing Eye | Startup Control Panel (AK software)
    DriverView | ActiveX Compatibility Manager | ADS Spy | IceSword | MS Security Baseline Analyzer

    Online services:

    Jotti´s Malware Scan | VirusTotal | Windows/Office Update | Secunia.com
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    IE/Windows setup:

    - Internet Zone/Local Machine Zone locked down (Disabled/Set to high almost every setting)
    - Disabled dangerous ActiveX Controls
    - Disabled dangerous URL protocols
    - Disabled HTML Application Host
    - Disabled Windows Scripting Host
    - Disabled Command Prompt
  17. Rasheed187
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    Btw, I´m still looking for 1 or 2 HIPS, the contenders are: Kaspersky AV 6, System Safety Monitor, Prevx1, CyberHawk and BufferZone. But all these apps need to be improved a lot. :rolleyes:

    A couple of comments:
    • Other apps like DefenseWall and AppDefend/RegDefend are interesting too, but I do not like the GUI.

    • Process Guard full is not an option since it does not protect the registry and lately it hasn´t really been improved.

    • Online Armor looks interesting but there is not a lot of info on their website plus I do not like the GUI.

    • I might install Windows Defender for on demand scanning but overall the approach of the app seems to suck.
  18. dja2k
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    dja2k Registered Member

    Online Armor is a very good program. That would definately be a good addition. Also Appdefend\Regdefend is very good too especially cause of the the customization that can be done using other peoples' gsr files. I use both of those plus ProcessGuard as a third level of defense.

    dja2k
  19. dja2k
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    Updated...

    Realtime - PLUGINS ACTIVE

    KAV PERSONAL PRO 5.0.391 (EXTENDED DATABASE)
    LOOK N STOP 2.05P3 BETA (PHANTOM RULESET)
    ONLINE ARMOR 1.1.0.650 (ALL PROTECTION ACTIVE)
    PROCESSGUARD 3.200 FULL (BLOCK GLOBAL HOOKS DISABLED \ BLOCK REGISTRY DLL INJECTION DISABLED)
    REGRUN GOLD 4.50 (ULTRA HIGH LEVEL \ DISABLED REGISTRY TRACING)
    GGS 1.110 - AD (ACTIVE) \ RD (ACTIVE w/ CUSTOM GROUPS)

    Additional Hardening

    SECURE-IT
    HARDEN-IT
    BUGOFF
    SAFEXP
    IE-SPYADS
    SPYWARE BLOCK LIST FILE
    SPYBOT IMMUNIZED
    SPYWARE BLASTER + CUSTOM LIST
    COMPUTER SECURITY TOOL
    AUTOPATCHER DEC FULL + JAN UPDATE
    CURRENT WINDOWS UPDATES
    EXTRA SERVICES OFF
    MVPS HOST FILE
    HOSTS SECURE UPDATE UTILITY

    Extra

    FIREFOX MAIN BROWSER
    JV16 POWER TOOLS
    REGISTRY FIRST AID
    DRIVE SNAPSHOT
    TREND MICRO CWSHREDDER
    TREND MICRO ANTISPYWARE
    SPYWARE DOCTOR 3.5
    EWIDO 3.5
    NOD32
    AD-AWARE
    SPYBOT
    HIJACKTHIS
    A-SQUARED
    PROTOWALL + ANTI-P2P LIST

    *Will remove KAV 5 from my active list once I trial the new Online Armor + AV this upcoming week.
  20. MikeNash
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    MikeNash Security Expert

    Hi Rasheed,

    I agree the site can be a bit difficult to navigate at times, but we do have a reasonably large amount of info up there.

    Can you tell me what sort of information you think is missing from our website, and if appropriate I'll make sure it gets updated ASAP.


    Mike

    PS.. Why don't you like the GUI o_O
  21. Rasheed187
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    First of all I have to say that I´m perhaps a bit strange when it comes to the GUI, but if I do not like the look and feel of an app, I will not use it (well most of the time, I do use PG because the GUI is acceptable :D ).

    About the OA website, I now see that all of the features are covered in the "features" section but a couple of more screenshots would sure be nice. And at the moment I do not see any advantages that OA has over the other HIPS. :rolleyes:

    Also, I´m perhaps not the best software tester, but I often judge an app very quickly, I guess it´s that "look and feel" thing again. For example, I know that AppDefend/RegDefend are powerful apps, but when I tested them, some things (GUI and the way it behaved) annoyed me. So at the moment they are not on my list. :shifty:
  22. WSFuser
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    thought id update my config:

    Resident:

    nod32
    looknstop
    regrun gold
    proxomitron
    HostsMan (with MVPS Hosts, Mike's Hosts, and Block Adverts)
    firefox extensions: javascript options, noscript, permit cookies, and netcraft toolbar

    On-Demand:

    ewido anti-malware
    Spybot Search & Destroy

    Other Security / System Hardening:

    nLite'd Windows XP (with service tweaking based on TweakHound's guide)
    RyanVM's Windows XP Post-SP2 Update Pack
    Harden-it
    BugOff
    Windows Worms Doors Cleaner
    Samurai HIPS
    Spybot Search & Destroy immunization
    spywareblaster
    process explorer
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2006
  23. MikeNash
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    MikeNash Security Expert

    Thanks Rasheed,

    I'll try and make the website a bit easier to navigate around; As for the GUI .. hmm, well, I am sorry it's not to your taste :( If you have suggestions for improvement I will gladly take them on board.

    Not to drift too far off topic: advantages of OA - hmmm. I think we have a few - breadth of coverage of features, support, upgrade/pricing policy and so on.
  24. nicM
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    nicM nico-nico

    I'm thinking about posting mine for a while, but it's changing every two days or so.. :D Lol

    nicM
  25. Rasheed187
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    @ MikeNash, well you can´t please everyone, I guess. And about the advantages, perhaps an idea to compare OA with Kaspersky 6, SSM, Prevx1 to name a few? Of course not in this thread. ;)

    And btw to name a few other apps that do not seem good enough at the moment: KAV 6, can´t believe how many bugs there are in it at the moment (if I look at the KAV Forum), plus it seems to be way too intrusive. I also had to dump BufferZone, nice concept but it´s a resource hog. :doubt:

    @ nicM, are you serious, there are not THAT many security apps I believe? :D