Advice on Security Setup

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by sportsfan7700, Jun 17, 2010.

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  1. sportsfan7700

    sportsfan7700 Registered Member

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    I need to see if I need anything else or need to remove anything in my setup
    -Firefox 3.6.3
    -Opera 10.60 Beta
    -My Defrag 4.3.1
    -Secunia PSI
    -Microsoft Security Essentials
    -Prevx 3.0 (When I put money in my account
    -Free Window Registry Repair (Wanted more of a utility like TuneUp, Auslogics boost speed
    -Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1
    -Cobian Bacup
    -MalwareBytes Free
    -Revo Uninstaller Free

    Ideas/Suggestions? Matt
     
  2. kjdemuth

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    Inbound/outbound firewall. Take your pick of free one's. Outpost, Online armor, Private and PCtools plus. MSE and prevx will do you well for AV/AM. Depending on your browsing habits you should be good to go. You can add something like defensewall, geswall or sandboxie if you want to secure things further.
     
  3. the dummy

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    I would switch to chrome for a browser, It seems to be the safest at the moment.
     
  4. sportsfan7700

    sportsfan7700 Registered Member

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    Thanks kjde:)

    Sorry about your celtics.

    I have heard good things about online armor. I have never heard of outpost.

    I removed Opera & Registry repair.

    I will add the paid prevx soon.
     
  5. sportsfan7700

    sportsfan7700 Registered Member

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    Which version of OA would you suggest?Online Armor Premium Personal Firewall or Online Armor Personal Firewall ++?
     
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    Add some sort of Sandboxing and you ll be good to go anywhere
    and come out clean.
    Bo
     
  7. PJC

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    [ Keep - Add - Remove ]

    -Firefox 3.6.3 +WOT+Adblock Plus+KeyScrambler
    -Sandboxie
    -Opera 10.60 Beta
    -My Defrag 4.3.1 -OR- Puran Defrag Free
    -Secunia PSI
    -Microsoft Security Essentials
    -Trusteer Rapport
    -Prevx 3.0
    -Free Window Registry Repair
    -CCleaner
    -Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1
    -Cobian Backup
    -Macrium Reflect Free
    -MalwareBytes Free
    -Revo Uninstaller Free


     
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  8. CJsDad

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    I'm not :p
     
  9. Doesn't Trusteer Rapport do a similar thing to Prevx SafeOnline?

    Cheers.
     
  10. Konata Izumi

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    Yes. but safeonline offers more protection than Rapport :thumb:
     
  11. PJC

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    I guess that you are referring to the PAID version of Prevx/SafeOnline,
    because the Free version of Prevx/SafeOnline offers NO Malware Removal.

    In fact, when the Free version of Prevx/SafeOnline Detects Malware,
    it starts with Nag Screens to warn you
    that it can Not Remove Malware
    and that you have to Upgrade (=Purchase) to the PAID version.:thumbd:

    I prefer Trusteer Rapport
     
  12. cgeek

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    Hi Matt,
    I have looked over your list and have added and removed some items:

    -FireFox with Adblock plus Easylist and malware domain subscription
    -Mozilla Thunderbird
    -OA ++ or Premium (FireFox and Thunderbird set to RunSafer)
    -Prevx 3.0 SafeOnline Paid
    -Puran Defrag Free
    -CCleaner
    -Secunia PSI
    -Cobain Backup or Macrium Reflect
    -MalwareBytes
    -Revo Uninstaller

    Note: Currently there is a promotion for the month of June on all Tall Emu products!
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=274565

    Hope this can give you some help and have a nice day! ;)

    Kind Regards,
    Cgeek
     
  13. kjdemuth

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    Must be a lakers fan. :cautious:
     
  14. CJsDad

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    Actually my son is, he's a huge Lakers fan so I went with them. I went for Boston when they played Cleveland, tired of hearing about "King" James, Lebron this, LeBron that. Seems like Rajon Rondo was the "King" during that series.
     
  15. sportsfan7700

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    Hey Cgeek:)

    Thanks for the suggestions. I unfortunately as of now until I can buy a new keyboard in the AM, dual booting with ubuntu. For some strange reason, when I did my last scan a few hours ago and returned to the vista login screen, I can not imput any data (or login). I figured my keyboard was kaput but as you see, it is typing very nicely with my dual boot of ubuntu lucid, so I haven't the foggiest idea why this is. As soon as I can get a new keyboard this week I shall look over these options:)

    I have with your list
    -Thunderbird
    -OA Free
    -Secunia PSI
    -Malware Bytes I can readd
    -Revo Uninstaller
    -Cobain Backup or Macrium Reflect Question..is one that much superior over the other?

    I will grab Purian Free as well. Matt
     
  16. Kid Shamrock

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    Hey Sportsfan,

    Whenever you decide to get Prevx license, if you buy from here http://www.surfright.nl/en/shop/ , you'll get a free Hitman Pro license. It's a great deal, I bought it myself a couple days ago.
     
  17. sportsfan7700

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    I plan to :) Just did not expect this hiccup.
     
  18. cgeek

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    AFAIK Cobian doesn't have a full system restore feature. Macrium does. It depends if you want data backup or restore your whole system partition.

    As indicated here:
    Cobian thread

    Kind Regards,
    Cgeek
     
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    Using Reg Cleaner of CCleaner more safe than Auslogics,IMO refer your sig.

    Auslogics too much aggressive.
     
  20. ace55

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    Add sandboxie and your setup will be ideal. You can even ditch Malwarebytes and MSE once you become comfortable with using Sandboxie. I would keep Prevx anyway, especially as you have indicated you paid for it, although it is not necessary - sandboxie is all you need for safe browsing.
     
  21. Konata Izumi

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    the full Prevx SafeOnline can be downloaded for free..
    http://prevx.com/safebook.asp


    my reason for using prevx is its MITM protection... antikeylogging... antiphish/pharming... protection from cookie stealing.
    Does your long list of apps cover these scary things?

    Also this:


    SafeOnline alone covers alot and if you add into LUA/SRP combo that makes most malware unable to execute unless you forcefully do so... its pretty much complete... much more with 64bit.

    since most malware can't run on LUA/SRP environment and SafeOnline offers free malware detection, I can easily locate the virus and just simply delete it.
    an on-demand antivirus/antimalware for disinfecting files is also nice to have.
     
  22. sportsfan7700

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    Updated in my Sig. How do I look?
     
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