Are you happy with your security setup now?

Discussion in 'polls' started by acr1965, Nov 5, 2013.

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Are you happy with your current security setup?

  1. I'm happy and will not change in the foreseeable future

    52 vote(s)
    59.1%
  2. I'm happy but will probably change just to try something new

    28 vote(s)
    31.8%
  3. I'm not happy and still looking for the perfect suite or combo

    7 vote(s)
    8.0%
  4. I'm never satisfied with my setup and always changing

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Are you happy with your current security setup? Do you change every so often, no matter what, just to experiment? Are you still searching for the perfect suite or combo of programs?
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    "I'm happy but will probably change just to try something new". Although satisfied enough with my current setup to not require change, I will always consider new possibilities.
     
  3. tomazyk

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    I'm still looking for good classical HIPS to complete my setup. I might go back to 32 bit to get it.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Very happy, no need to change anything.
    Mrk
     
  5. ams963

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    I'm happy with my setup. No need to change.;)
     
  6. Janus

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    Have had the same setup for about 3 years,on my main pc, and have see no reason to change it. :)
     
  7. guest

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    What setup? :D

    But seriously, I'm still looking for a replacement of CHIPS because it's not working well in x64. Currently playing around with AppGuard. It looks like policy-based HIPS is the way to go. But I still have about 9 days left to see if it will fit my needs.

    I'm kinda obsessed with barebone security setup now BTW.
     
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  8. Noob

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    First option for me. Ive been using the same setup for a couple years already. :D
     
  9. mattdocs12345

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    My security is in my signature. Im very happy with it.
     
  10. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    I voted - I'm happy but will probably change just to try something new
     
  11. ZeroDay

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    Very happy with mine too.
     
  12. Page42

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    I'm happy and will not change in the foreseeable future.

    My set up is Sandboxie, and then some other stuff.
    The other stuff may change, now and then.
    But Sandboxie remains.
    It is like paint... covering a multitude of sins.
     
  13. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    If the pentesters are happy, I am happy with our setup and they usually are.
     
  14. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Quite happy/satisfied with no plans on changing in the foreseeable future. :)
     
  15. Osaban

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    I haven't changed for a long time, it works very well without disrupting too much my other activities with my machine. I have been tempted to add AppGuard to my defense, but it is likely to block even good applications silently if not properly configured, and I'm too lazy to learn the ins and outs of it.
     
  16. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

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    Yep, happy and no need to change anything....
     
  17. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    I am not happy at all with my security setup on windows 8 unlike XP PRO because with the transition over to 64bits, unfortunarely came a loss of vital protection HIPS that didn't follow.....such as Malware Defender, Real-Time Defender, System Safety Monitor and EQSysecure to name a few really good ones. Not to mention tools like Ice Sword and Rootkit Unhooker and others too which failed to show up for 64bit systems.

    However unlike these select deep level kernel tools & HIPS, Light Virtualization programs like Sandboxie and Shadow Defender have maintained pace across platforms to partially fill this void.
     
  18. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

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    I'm quite happy with my setup as far as security of the OS and data is concerned. Still fine tuning the privacy aspects of it, anti-fingerprinting, defeating tracking methods, eliminating usage tracks, improving anonymity, etc.
     
  19. Page42

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    I call it, "being busy with other things".
    I'm always busy with that.
    No sense in calling myself lazy.
    AppGuard IS tempting, I agree. So I'm going to keep a sharp eye on guys like justenough and Peter2150 (just to name a couple) who are going through the process and sharing their experiences.
     
  20. FreddyFreeloader

    FreddyFreeloader Registered Member

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    I'm happy,
    I'm happy,
    And I'll punch the man
    Who says I'm not! - The Old Guys TV show theme.
     
  21. SweX

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    Yes very happy see -> :D

    No really it works so great so no need to change.....yes I know some may think that it is boring :)
     
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  22. luciddream

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    None of them quite fit for me. I couldn't be happier with my current setup, and do plan no changing in the foreseeable future. But not to try something else out. I won't panic when XP's EOL comes, as I'm well equipped to deal with it. Unless I hear about a specific exploit that could concern me... every time they seem to involve things that don't apply to me: Java, .NET FW, IE8, Flash, etc... And even if such a thing were to happen let's face it, most people in here would have to do nothing more than close the app, or reboot their computer. And the threat would be turned back far before it dug itself into this "weak kernel" so many mention.

    Nope... it'll be when vendors of my favorite software stop supporting XP that I'll make the change. To Win 7 Pro 32-bit. I already have the disc.
     
  23. Krysis

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    Yeah....quite happy with my current setup – the only changes I might make are 'tweaks' such as major version changes.
    Eg, I was using CFW 6.3 in Windows 8 Pro and CFW 5.10 in Windows 7. Now I've given 5.10 the boot and installed 6.3 in Windows 7. So not really a 'change' as such.
     
  24. Osaban

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    Page, you may be right, it is a matter of priorities really. Years ago I could sit in front of my computer for days on end trying to "learn" how to use some applications e.g. Process Guard by Diamonds CS, to name an egregious one.

    Nowadays I feel somewhat indifferent towards new programs, also because I know how to solve most awkward situations, and Bo Elam would add that having Sandboxie one doesn't need anything else really...
     
  25. Jryder54

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    I am happy with my setup in my sig but may add CFW to replace WFC.. still thinking o_O
     
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