Am I safe (my security suite :)

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ako, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. ako

    ako Registered Member

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    My system:

    firewall: ZyXEL Prestige 334

    F-secure IS 2007
    Prevx1R
    Winpatrol Plus
    Processguard free (execution control disabled)

    Analog X-Script Defender
    Hostsman (updating 4 HOSTS-lists)
    CCleaner (scheduled to clean HD every evening)

    Firefox (Siteadvisor + Netcraft toolbar + Adblock Plus + NoScript + Cookie permit + Cookie culler + DrWeb)

    Sometimes used:
    Syncback
    Actronis true image
    Sandboxie
    MS Baseline security analyzer
    Secunia software inspector
    Virustotal
    Several on-demand scanners such as SAS, Escan, Gmer etc.etc etc.

    What do you think? Am I safe? :p
     
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  2. lodore

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    wow thats a bit over the top
    you can get rid of some of those apps.
    you must have a fast pc to be able to have all those apps running and still use the pc.
    pc specs?
    you dont really need prevx1 and f-secure. f-secure 2007 has HIPS called deepguard so you dont really need process explorer eiether.
    lodore
     
  3. ako

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    2.4 GHz P4 + 1 GB memory. Runs smoothly.

    PG is only protecting others, no process control used (done by prevx).

    I like both PX and FS :)
     
  4. lodore

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    im just saying there is no pointing in running all those apps in realtime.
    you would have enough protection just using fsis and a hostsfile
    lodore
     
  5. plantextract

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    you are safe, (close to overkill) just remember not to rely to much on your software, use your brain too. :)
     
  6. ako

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    You are definitely right, but I'm a beta tester of Prevx1, and I find it a very promising and interesting program.
     
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  7. ako

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    It is overkill :) , but I like to tune up the security to the best I can get (like many others on this forum do). Perhaps it is not very useful, but it is fun and interesting.
     
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  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    its mega overkill, good luck.

    if you have f-secure IS 2007 in, why soooo much other stuff, and we all know f-secure can be dodgy with other security apps, i think your taking a massive risk in your computers health and performance.
     
  9. trjam

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    I am trying out how you can get F Secure to even work with all the other stuff you have. Past history tells me something isnt right.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Simon6776

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    I'm very surprised F-Secure works with all that other stuff installed. I can't even get it to work with NOTHING else installed! :D
     
  11. trjam

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    Actually ako, I find it hard to fathom how Notok and Stubbs would allow beta testing with Prevx and all your other applications. But I could be wrong.;)
     
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  12. Cadoul

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    Hi,
    Too much Security kill Security.
    Sincerly
    Cadoul from France
     
  13. Pedro

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    F-secure IS comes with AV+FW+what?
     
  14. trjam

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    hips and behavior stuff, norman firewall, rootkit detection.
     
  15. Pedro

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    In that case, loose PG, IMO. WinPatrol is ok to learn stuff, like advanced What's Running! (just installed 2007 final:D , i missed Scotty)
     
  16. JerryM

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    My signature shows that FSIS works with some other security applications. However, I have experienced another AV that ran well with other security for a year or so, and then crashed.

    I admit that the fewer the better as long as the bases are covered reasonably.
    If I thought there was a need to do so, I would be confident with FSIS, SAS, and Win Patrol. I just like the things I can do with Win Patrol in the areas of start up, and checking resources. I am not sure it adds anything to security with my other applications.

    Best,
    Jerry
     
  17. trjam

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    personally I like Prevx1 and Antivirs AV, nothing else.
     
  18. Pedro

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    It's hard for me to say anything more than above. I don't know Fsecure, and i probably would never try that. Antivir, if something happened to Avast!, AVG after.
     
  19. ako

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    You have quite an arsenal too!:thumb:

    I have run FS and PX 12 months together.
    Only conflict between FS 2007 and PX has so far been with FS webshield, which is now turned off.

    WP never conficts with any other application. I'm using WP the same way as you: against such nasties as Quicktime and Realplayer :)

    So far (in 7 months) PG has never had any issues.

    So I do not think i'm risking too much :) , but of course PG would be the first to throw away.
     
  20. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    No you are not safe.

    Computer security is determined first and foremost by YOU - the user.
    Necessary software components for safe Windows usage is a firewall, possibly accompanied by non-MS programs that replace the default, buggy MS products and take away 99% of bugs with them.

    Example:
    MS Office - Open Office
    MSN Messenger - GAIM
    IE - Firefox
    And so on.

    The fact you asked the question means you are not sure you can handle the threats alone. This means no amount of security will help if you decide to damage your machine.

    Your list can do well - but so can a much shorter list - but it can also be useless, all fully depending on what you decide to do.

    The list can be optimized too.

    Now, tell me, would you allow scvhost.exe to connect to windowsupdates.com?

    Mrk
     
  21. ako

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    You crystallized some most important points of security very well! :thumb:

    However, I'd like to add, that (almost) nobody seem to have noticed the (self)irony included in my original post. :(

    Also, the point in the list was not only the collection of HIPS/AV but the many other aspects of security there are such as HOSTS-file and MBSA.

    I have been collecting a list of (either BEST or all useful, depending oh the topic) free security programs and services. Not only anti-virus but also many, many others (This is a finnish anti-malware webpage, but you can get the idea):

    http://www.virustorjunta.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=5430

    There are many lists, but I think mine is one of the most extensive, covering almost all possible aspects of security. :D

    I of course appreciate any comments I have got, and hopefully keep learning all the time. How would you optimize the list?

    ako

    P.S. About your question, I let Prevx1 decide :)
    EDIT: I read the question again. I do not know what to do in such a case, as spelling errors may happen to anyone, even to Microsoft. :D
     
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  22. lodore

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    i did notice the irony:D
    lodore
     
  23. madaro

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    Wow, I cannot imagine running that much security software, at one time, on one computer. I feel so naked with just Nod32 and the Windows Firewall, but well protected. :D
     
  24. lodore

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    im guessing you have a firewalled router?
    lodore
     
  25. ako

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    Civis pacem, parabellum :D

    I like the idea of layered defence. Of course, too much layered defence = slayered defence.

    You will survive without such an arsenal, but every piece (except the many on-demand scanners installed due to curiosity) on my list has a certain reason, if you carefully think about it...
     
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