Best Security Setup using the Free Softwares?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by anoose, Oct 8, 2011.

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  1. anoose

    anoose Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering what you guys think is the best security setup using only the free softwares?

    I was thinking MSE, SandBoxie, MBAM but would like to see what you guys would recommend. thanks
     
  2. zakazak

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    CIS, Mbam, Sandboxie, Avast Free AV, UAC, Applocker, EMET, NortonDNS / ComodoDNS
     
  3. tomazyk

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    It depends on how tight security setup you would like to build. I would probably choose some of these: Avast free, Hitman PRO, Sandboxie free, Malware Defender, EMET, Online Armor (only FW), Returnil, Keriver 1 click, CCleaner ...
    You can find much bigger list of free software here:
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/probably-best-free-security-list-world.htm

    I would first try to decide what areas of security I would like to cover and then choose best software for each area. And remember, more is usually not better.
     
  4. PJC

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    Sandboxie & Returnil :thumb:
     
  5. chinook9

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    I haven't been able to identify a best and personally believe there are a few different ways to get excellent security. I really like DefenseWall but of course it is not free.

    For completely free protection I always suggest you start with Sandboxie, Macrium Free, Norton DNS (now ClearCloud is gone) and MBAM for regular scans. In addition to these I don't think you can go wrong with an Avast/Online Armor combination, or CIS. You could replace Avast with Panda Cloud and also be well covered.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. moontan

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    "best" depends on what you want the core of your defense to be; real-time AVs, HIPS, sandboxes, virtualizations, systen hardening.

    the list goes on...
     
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  7. Hungry Man

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    That's about your priorities. Do you want a silent but effective setup? Do you want a setup where you make the decisions? A setup that's completely locked down against any intrusion? A setup that's more about ease of use? Does performance matter?

    A lot of questions. If there were a single right answer for everyone we'd all be using it =p
     
  8. x942

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    Avast! Home Free AV
    EMET
    Chrome or FireFox
    Sandboxie
    and if you know how/want to follow some guides use App Locker or SRP. Pretty solid set up there. Could add a firewall if you want or just use the built in one. There are plenty of guides on these forums on how to do it.
     
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    standard user account, applocker or srp, uac set to always notify, windows firewall with advanced security, mbam free as ondemand scanner and norton dns.
     
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  10. Hungry Man

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    Though if we're all throwing our opinions out there >_>

    If free security is all you're after I'd say linux.

    If you're stuck with Windows...

    EMET, Chrome configured securely, Windows 8 with UAC MAX.

    That's all I've got and I feel pretty secure.
     
  11. zakazak

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    linux isn't any better than windows 7 with UAC.. there are are trojaners/backdoors for linux as well as mac osx. written in java which makes it even harder to detect than the .net runtime malware on windows.
    the only difference is, that the main stream of malware is for windows.. as it has a much bigger userbase.
     
  12. Hungry Man

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    Actually linux is much better than Windows with UAC and I'd be happy to have that conversation in another topic. It's a bit OT for this.

    EDIT: And no, not because Windows is targeted more. Linux is inherently more secure. Not talking about OSX though, I have mixed feelings about Lion.
     
  13. Konata Izumi

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    this :thumb:
     
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    I agree with Hungry on this one. Linux is definitely more secure than Windows.
     
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    What do you mean by that?
     
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    Pretty much.

    You could take it a step further and whitelist javascript or use a noscript type of addon.

    For Chrome simply adding Adblock Plus dev builds is enough to secure it in my opinion.
     
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    tnx Hungry,

    i'll give it a try.
     
  20. ExtremeGamerBR

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    Sandboxie + KeySrambler Personal + MBAM + Hitman Pro + Keriver 1-Click Restore
     
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    Sandboxie Free, Spyshelter Free if its a 32bit OS, MBAM Free, Windows Wall, and most Important IMO is an offline clean image restore.
     
  22. justenough

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    Some combination of Sandboxie, Privatefirewall or Online Armor, PrevxSOL, MBAM, HitmanPro, Macrium Reflect, SecuniaPSI, Avast or Avira.
     
  23. Noob

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    Windows general tweaks (LUA + EMET + SRP)
    Comodo + Sandboxie
    Online Armor Free + Sandboxie and your favorite scanner :D
     
  24. anoose

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    I would like a silent but effective setup.
     
  25. anoose

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    btw thanks everyone for their great recommendations. now for hitman pro, they only have paid version on their website so where do i go to get the free version?
     
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