AppGuard solo on old laptop

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  1. jo3blac1

    jo3blac1 Registered Member

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    Okay so Im preparing my old Pentium III, 256 RAM laptop for my girlfriend. Basically short story is that she loves to download malware, spyware, viruses and everything that's out there on the internet. Her current laptop is currently unbootable :)
    What do you guys think of this set up:
    - AppGuard on lockdown :)
    - Emet 2.1
    - Chrome (naked without extensions due to little memory)

    Also will AppGuard interfere with Automatic windows updates?
     
  2. Brandonn2010

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    MBAM + HitmanPro to check downloads.
     
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    Plus sandboxie will do.:thumb:
     
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    I guess she will be just using your laptop for browsing the web? If that's the case you might want to check out chrome os or if she would like to do some word processing, graphics editing,etc., check out older(well, not no old) versions of ubuntu such as 8.04
     
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    can't install more than one application because with 256mb of RAM things will go really slow really fast. so either I go Appguard solo, MBAM solo or Sandboxie solo.
     
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    Does chrome OS support skype? Because she is in a different state and we have to video chat a lot. Also will chrome OS handle 256mb of RAM? My current windows XP custom services eats only 160mb.
     
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    MBAM and HitmanPro on demand uses no ram. Only when scanning. Sbie uses only about 2mb when being used. I recommend using the three along with AG.;)
     
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    Alright I will try sandboxie. I won't even bother installing HMP or alike, she will never use them!!!
     
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    Chrome OS min. memory requirement is 256mb but skype is not yet available on chrome web store. You might want to check google talk though.

    Ubuntu 8.04 can run in your old laptop but it would be quite slow that you might have to disable gnome. I believe that option is out of the window:D

    If your girlfriend is not into downloading files intentionally, i think sandboxie with settings suitable for her computing and browsing habits(like auto-delete sandbox after closing, drop my rights, prevent direct disk access, etc.) will suffice.

    Also, give your significant other a non-admin account assuming you have Win XP HOME installed.

    Lastly, consult luciddream about what windows services to disable. His minimalist setup is hardcore.

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    P.S. Appguard's min. memory requirement is 1GB so it might cause some problems.
     
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    Hmm....that's a problem. She won't use on-demand scanners. And she download lots of stuffs. I think AG + Sbie both tightened up would be just fine.
     
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    This combo could be...I think...some good solution. In real-time only firewall - Kerio.2.15 and Tiny Watcher, additional DropMyRights for some apps. On demand MBAM and EEK.
     
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    Yes, AppGuard and Sanboxie is great combo :thumb:
     
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    I agree with previous posters that AppGuard and Sandboxie together would make a solid combination. On my Windows XP system, memory usage is only 3.5 MB for AppGuard and 2.5 MB for Sandoxie so both of these should be okay on a system with limited memory.

    For maximum compatibility, consider running AppGuard at the default High protection level, not Locked Down. The practical difference between running at High instead of Locked Down is negligble; and the High protection level is more flexible and less likely to cause trouble with automatic Windows updates.
     
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    appguard and sandboxie is an excellent combo ! set it up once and forget its even running.
     
  15. Kees1958

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    Appguard will do fine (and is very light)
     
  16. Solarlynx

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    And what about firewall? Can you be safe in the Internet without it?
     
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    I would say AppGuard. It is extremely light and almost set-and-forget solution.
    Plus it is really top notch secure - you can just look for some test on YT - till now nothig can bypass AG (as far as I remember) ;)
     
  18. Kees1958

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    Have a look at libuntu. I once set that up for a relative on a old laptop. It had a mobile single core 600 mhz chip with 1 gig. I did not install skype just browser, mail, mediaplayer open office. The latter was barely used, but performance was ok.
     
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