Advice on security issues

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by gery, Mar 5, 2009.

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  1. gery

    gery Registered Member

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    I recently was give a notebook at work and it is pretty simple
    WINDOWS STARTER EDITION
    74 GIG HDD
    1GIG RAM
    CORE DUO INTEL
    pre-installed and outdted expired KAv6
    My question is what do you suggest for security.

    I also have another laptop
    Vista home premium
    1 gig ram
    74 gig hdd
    no idea what would fit best .
    can you please help
     
  2. GES/POR

    GES/POR Registered Member

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    I could suggest a whole lot but probably notingh u havent heard of before. It all comes down to personal taste/needs/experiences/etc.

    The following i recommend to most people>

    AV: DrW SS(new though) or NOD or PROT
    Suite: Avira or KIS or ESS
    Firewall: PvtFW(buggy at least on my system but otherwise very impressive n highly underrated) or OA(Future Unknown)
    AS: SAS or MBAM(Underrated)
    AT: TR(Underrated)
    HIPS: OA or DSA or SnS or PX
    Light HIPS: WP(Highly recommended)
     
  3. NodKiller

    NodKiller Registered Member

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    I use Windows 7 but very similar.

    Don't use any resident AV or AS application, waste of resources, especially CPU (very outdated technology and its far from perfect which means safe).

    I use: UAC set to maximum, Router, Windows Firewall and DefenseWall, and on-demand scanners. This line-up doesn't slow down my system at all.

    You can choose from more software firewalls for Vista I guess, Online Armor gives very good protection (HIPS) and with Sandboxie you can set aside resident AV's.
     
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