Comments about my new security setup and also help needed!

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by MikeNAS, Sep 28, 2006.

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  1. MikeNAS

    MikeNAS Registered Member

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    Hello!

    This is my first post in this forum so don't mind if I ask stupid questions. Also my english is quite bad (Totally Finnish Guy) but hope that you understand what is my point.

    Here is my next (same time first better) security setup:

    OS: TinyXP Rev05

    AntiVir
    CHX-I
    SSM

    eDexter + MVPS Hosts File
    Proxomitron + Grypen's Filter Set

    BugOff
    Harden-It
    Process Explorer
    SocketLock
    Windows Worms Doors Cleaner

    Firefox + Adblock Plus, Adblock Filterset.G Updater, McAfee SiteAdvisor, ?
    Thunderbird + ?

    Now I need advice about spyware programs. I want at least 2 active and 2 passive scanners. Problem is that I can't decide which I use. Also programs should be free.

    BackUp, BackUp, BackUp... but which one is free and same time good?!

    I have in my laptop fingerprint reader and TPM chipset. Is it enough that I but my private data in TPM Document Manager which crypt those? Or is it better that I use something else way to crypt some files and store them then in TPM Document Manager (double crypt) or somewhere else. Problem with that TPM Document Manager is that when I reinstall Windows it deletes those files (saved in Documents and Settings). So I have to remember make backup <- no problem.

    Is there something else that I should know. What do you think about my setup? What extensions I could try with Firefox and Thunderbird? Hints?

    Thanks for everything.

    -MikeNAS :ninja:
     
  2. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    In regards to free antispyware, for realtime protection you can use spyware terminator, windows defender and spybot s&d's teatimer. For on demand options you can use ad-aware, superantispyware, ewido and a2 among others. For passive options try spywareblaster and spybot s&d.
     
  3. mannagills

    mannagills Registered Member

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    For backup you can check out Mozy. 2 GB of online storage is free. Additionaly storage is very reasonably priced. I have been using it for about 6 months and have been very pleased. http://mozy.com/
     
  4. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Hey great link, this could come in handy.
     
  5. cheater87

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    Spyware Terminator for real time protection
     
  6. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    I wasn't very impressed with spyware terminators results in the latest test, it was beaten by ad-aware, ms defender and even spybot s&d which surprised me.
     
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    SuperAntispyware and Ad-Aware are good as free anti-spyware softtware. ;)
     
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    Windows Worms Door Cleaner?
    That's an excellent choice that you don't hear about enough.

    Regarding A/S programs;
    SUPERAntispyware,a2,and Ewido are good scanners that update frequently.
     
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