Comment on my Security Setup

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by mark.eleven, Aug 20, 2009.

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  1. mark.eleven

    mark.eleven Registered Member

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    I'm presently running as follows:

    OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2

    Resident:
    - Avira Security Suite (firewall disabled)
    - Online Armor (paid)
    - Prevx (free version)
    - Sandboxie (paid)

    On Demand:
    - Returnil


    I was thinking of taking out OA and just use either Windows Vista firewall or Avira firewall to reduce resources.

    Any comment appreciated.
     
  2. elapsed

    elapsed Registered Member

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    Your setup is fine as it is with or without OA.
     
  3. Macstorm

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    I would say go ahead with this change :thumb:

    I'm not that in favor of running such number of security apps together simultaneously and, frankly, you don't need them all anyway.
     
  4. blacknight

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    I would take off Prevx and I would keep OA, a very good HIPS/FW.
     
  5. dell boy

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    i would take off free prevx because its not doing a great deal, i would also take off OA because with a good AV and sandbox and i bit of common sense you are safe IMO. im running a similar to that just AV + geswall and you're done. windows firewall is sufficient i think, it doesnt do outbound but i think it isnt so needed tbh.
     
  6. thathagat

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    :thumb: OA paid/avira premium/sandboxie paid-each layer would protect you in realtime.....prevx free would just simply warn you ....prevx paid though would be ideal but imho use what offers real time protection/removal....as a scan option prevx/hitman are good
     
  7. HKEY1952

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    The orginal poster is running Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP2.
    The Microsoft Windows Vista Firewall is an two way firewall and I would use that, outbound protection is disabled by default.
    EDIT: Then install Microsoft Security Essentials when out of Beta and you are set.....no need for third party security software.


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  8. firzen771

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    looks good to me. if ur paranoid keep OA but u can get rid of prevx free. if ur not then get rid of OA and just use Avira FW.
     
  9. dell boy

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    yeh but by default its only inbound, most people dont know how to turn it on anyway, i feel inbound is enough. i have tried the outbound before and i found it only caused problems, stopped browsing etc etc.
     
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    Any two way firewall will block outbound traffic if the firewall rules are not configured properly.


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  11. dell boy

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    yes that is correct, but most two way firewalls used nowadays work straight out of the packet.
     
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