Advice on my setup

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by TVH, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. TVH

    TVH Registered Member

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    After using these forums this is the security setup ive decided to use. Both pc’s run light taking under a minute to fully boot up. Does anyone have any suggestions on how it could be improved?

    PC 1 (Windows XP) – My PC where I test software, use p2p, do banking etc etc.

    AV: Nod32 (Real-Time), Kaspersky (On-demand)
    Firewall: Router (Hardware), Outpost Pro (Software)
    Antispyware: SAS Pro (Real-Time), Counterspy (On-demand)
    HIPS: SSM Free (On-demand)
    Encryption: TrueCrypt
    Privacy: Windows Washer
    System Eraser: DBAN 1.0.7
    Backup: Acronis True Image 11, FD-ISR (replaces system restore)
    Hardening: SpywareBlaster, PeerGuardian 2, SafeXP, Harden It, Secure It, IE7 Pro

    PC 2 (Windows Vista) – Family PC general browsing etc

    Security: KIS 7, Windows Defender
    Privacy: Windows Washer
    System Eraser: DBAN 1.0.7
    Backup: Acronis True Image 11

    Im hoping both systems are pretty bullet proof for their uses but can anyone suggest any software I could add (free or paid) or even remove. Thanks.
     
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    Looks pretty secure to me, but then mine is prolly closer to your second setup. The only thing that raised an eyebrow with me is that I am not sure how you have a HIPS "On Demand" wouldn't have thought it was much use, bit like carrying body armour in a holdall.
     
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    I use it only when surfing some dodgy sites or downloading some adware filled software. Its just an extra precaution.
     
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    Fair enough, the only thing I'd say about that is I'd imagine it to be a pain in the a$$, as it will likely generate quite few popups, since programs will have changed due to updates etc that it was not aware of since last time it encountered that program. Might want to consider something like Sandboxie or Returnil if it is just for that purpose.
     
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