512 MB laptop light protection

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  1. Onur

    Onur Registered Member

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    Hello.

    I need your light security recommends for my laptop. I installed Win Xp Pro. Sp3 just minute ago.

    AMD Sempron 2Ghz.
    512 Mb Ram
    128 Mb Geforce Go 6100
    160 GB Hdd
     
  2. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    Give a try DefenseWall HIPS it is extra light for resources.
     
  3. Sully

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    If your worries are simply internet based, browsing and email type things, using SBIE and forcing those applications into a sandbox is a very light way to go. SBIE introduces a slight delay in starting these programs, but usually a very neglible difference in program performance after that.

    Sul.
     
  4. CogitoTesting

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    An excellent light security apparatus:

    1) Comodo Internet Security (without av) and NOD32 Antivirus.

    or

    2) Comodo Firewall only with Blue Point Security.
     
  5. Dr33

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    If it will be plugged to the internet then PrevX

    And if you will Plug Pen Drives Offline then a regular signature based AV
     
  6. _kronos_

    _kronos_ Registered Member

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    I'm currently using on a PentiumIV 512Mb ram 3 Ghz:

    • Limited User Account and Software Restriction Policy (hardening, no needs ram)
    • Comodo Internet Security (only FW and D+)
    • Prevx Pro

    If you don't want to spend money to buy Prevx, just use the complete Comodo Suite (Fw, D+ and Antivirus)..

    so you'll be light on resources with maximum security;)
     
  7. Kees1958

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    The lightest setup I can come up for XP is

    a) Surun (gives you UAC like capabilities)

    b) Use your XP Pro to apply a default deny for the Documents & Settings, next search/Google for the trick to add a basic user option to your XP Pro with secpol.msc through a registry hack. Or use PGS to achieve the same without the clunky user interface of secpol.msc. Now run all your internet facing programs as limited user.

    ==> Surun and PGS will use OS internals, so it will bring you minimal CPU load increase.

    c) When you want to use Iron, just download EdgeGuardSolo from this link Xttp://www.easy-share.com/1907822488/setup EdgeGuard Solo.exe (change xttp in http)

    ==> Iron has a sandbox of its own and it is restricted by EdgeGuardSolo again, on the fast/save rating this is the fastest/savest for a webbrowser, use this for your daily browsing


    d) Add Forticlient and use FW + AV

    e) When you want your DNS server to do phising/webcontent filtering, use OpenDNS (to reduce additional payload on your PC, set Iron's phising protection OFF then).
     
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  8. acr1965

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    Besides the light realtime set up you may also want to consider some on demand scanners. MBAM and SAS are pretty good and you could also try Hitman Pro on demand or just have Avira free without the realtime guard installed. Also, there is the virustotal uploader which will enable you to add an uploader directly to virustotal.com via the context menu (just right click a file --> send to--> virustotal. MBAM also allows context menu scanning in their free version. And if you choose Prevx you would have a very light realtime scanner and context menu scanner.

    http://www.virustotal.com/metodos.html
     
  9. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    YEP :thumb:
     
  10. Durad

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    Avira free with max heuristis should be enought + MBAM as separate scanner.
     
  11. Meriadoc

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    Stop autorun.inf instructions

    Copy these lines into notepad and save with a .reg extension, eg disableautorun.reg.
    Note there should be no space between : and DoesNotExist after @SYS in the text below - I had to put a space in to stop this
    double click and answer yes to add to the registry or select merge. To reverse this just goto the above in registry and delete.
     
  12. CIS for sure will suitea 512MB laptop's needs. Only taking up 8MB Memory here.
     
  13. NormanF

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    Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Firewall Control, Threatfire and PE Guard. All of that is freeware and makes light demands on CPU.
     
  14. dlimanov

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    PrevX for on-access, Hitman Pro for on-demand.
     
  15. Lebowsky

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    Yep, It is protecting me from 3 untrusted applications, barely using 4MB in the task manager.
     
  16. jmonge

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    yeap it saved my bacon in so many ocasions;)
     
  17. Onur

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    Thanks all. I want to use Defensewall but its not free so I am using Sandboxie :D and Comodo Time Machine.
     
  18. nomarjr3

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    How about Microsoft Security Essentials for XP?

    The scans are light, fast, and thorough.

    Lighter than Avira imho.
     
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