What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

    any issues?:rolleyes:
  2. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

    Testing rising firewall:) this software is really nice
  3. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

    I can't believe I am saying this but I have uninstalled CounterSpy on my personal netbook.
  4. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    sorry to hear that my friend i know how you feel:doubt: when i have to let defensewall go
  5. justenough

    justenough Registered Member

    Turned off MBAM real-time, installed Prevx SOL. Since ClearCloud DNS won't be supported any longer, switched back to Norton DNS.
  6. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    Trying OpenDNS for the first time, prompted by ClearCloud's announcement that it is folding up its tent.
    I've always heard good things about OpenDNS. :)
  7. gery

    gery Registered Member

    Avira Premium
    MBAM pro Free
    Windows Firewall
  8. 1chaoticadult

    1chaoticadult Registered Member

    Nope not at all, I just don't feel a need for them for now ;)
  9. 1chaoticadult

    1chaoticadult Registered Member

    Yea OpenDNS was my favorite out of a selection of three I chose. I might go back to it soon :)
  10. xnevermore

    xnevermore Registered Member

    i will be using shadow defender any tips what to put on shadow mode or not. is it good to shadow mode all c:? or only wiindows system 32 where most of the virus installs? :rolleyes:
  11. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

    I see many of you have emet in your setup. Should I use it?Do I need it?
    And also is it a good idea to add returnil free to the setup?

    Please suggest anything to add or remove or replace in my setup.

    My setup:

    Avast antivirus
    Comodo fw/d+
    Malwarebytes antimalware
    Hitman Pro
    Panda usb vaccine
    Secunia psi
    Firefox-adblock plus, betterprivacy and bitdefender quickscan
    Easeus todo backup 2.5.1

    All are free!

    Acer Aspire One netbook.
    Win xp sp3 32bit
    1GB RAM
    160GB HDD

  12. JoeBlack40

    JoeBlack40 Registered Member

    Removed NOD 32 AV.Back to Avira free,with Rising FW and Sandboxie.
  13. blasev

    blasev Registered Member

    there's an article about EMET , that you can use as reference

    click the link ;)

    a bit stunned with your setup, those didn't slow down the netbook?
    if I were you, I'll trim it so that only one or two app realtime
  14. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

    Installed MBAM PRO, running on-demand only at the moment. Soon I will be uninstalling CounterSpy on my other two machines and running Windows Defender.
  15. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member


    Thank You for the link. And right you are. The setup did slow down my netbook.
    I removed some. I kept the rest as I could not find lighter substitutes. Although avira antivir free can be a candidate for the substitution of avast free but I don't know.

    Well........ now my setup is:

    Avast antivirus
    Comodo fw/d+
    Malwarebytes antimalware( trial period realtime)
    Firefox-adblock plus, betterprivacy and bitdefender quickscan
    Panda usb vaccine

    All are free!

    Acer Aspire One netbook.
    Win xp sp3 32bit
    1GB RAM
    160GB HDD

    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  16. Matthijs5nl

    Matthijs5nl Guest

    Most importantly, I employ safe computing/surfing habits.
    • Linksys WRT54G2 router
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1, all options and settings on default except for:
      • using an Administrator account;
      • DEP enabled for all programs and services;
      • SEHOP enabled for all applications.
    • Microsoft Security Essentials
    • Browsers:
      • Default browser: Internet Explorer 9, all options and settings on default except for:
        • ActiveX Filtering enabled;
        • using both the EasyPrivacy TPL and the EasyPrivacy TPL.
      • Main browser: Google Chrome beta channel, all options and settings on default except for:
        • Adblock Plus for Google Chrome (Beta) installed.
  17. sportsfan7700

    sportsfan7700 Registered Member

    How is MSE these days? I haven't tried it since it was back at 1.0.
  18. Matthijs5nl

    Matthijs5nl Guest

    RAM usage is around 60MB for all three processes, which used to be way higher. However the full scan times are still very slow. In general it doesn't feel as heavy on CPU as it did let's say a half year ago.
    I realise the other major free antivirus are probably all better, but I just like its simplicity.

    Microsoft could make two improvements which I would really appreciate:
    1. release two signature database updates a day, and improve the update mechanism that it would actually update automatically twice;
    2. improve scanning times.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 4, 2011
  19. gery

    gery Registered Member

    i did not like it at all. Avast free or Avg much better options. Update customization and better look.
  20. Cloud

    Cloud Registered Member

    They update their database three times a day.
  21. Matthijs5nl

    Matthijs5nl Guest

    Then they should modify the update mechanism in such a way that users also download three updates a day, without having to do the registry trick. Mine updates once a day, and sometimes it doesn't even update at all.
  22. BenMar522

    BenMar522 Registered Member

    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Real Time

    Avast! Free 6.0- All realtime shields (password protected)
    Malwarebytes Pro 1.51
    Prevx SafeOnline (Facebook)


    Windows7 Firewall


    Chrome 11.0- Adblockplus, WOT

    System Image/Backup

    Win7 Backup and Restore

    This setup is really light and fast!:thumb:
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011
  23. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

    C: is always in shadowmode here unless I'm updating/upgrading something.
  24. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

    nod antivirus beta and prevx here but if prevx development starts to slow down i will ditch it and switch to other company:D
  25. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

    They aren't