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  1. greenhorn113

    greenhorn113 Registered Member

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    I am after a bit of advice having not been able to locate a previous thread using the search function.

    Basically I would like advice on configuring KIS 7, recently installed on a Xp Pro Sp2 Dell Inspiron 6400 which is also running Spyware Blaster and Superantispyware on demand and I am not currently anticipating adding any other security software which would probably be an overkill although I do like my Asquared Antimalware and if known not to conflict could install.

    I have set the KIS firewall to training and scanning heuristics to detail with proactive enabled but left application and registry monitors off by default, I am not using a hardware router but using a cabled ADSL.

    I am seeking a well protected system without application overkill and should add that over the last couple of years I have tried pretty much every security software both suites and standalones and it is only advice regarding KIS I am seeking although not sure if an HIPS is also required.

    Finally I also surf at times using either sandboxie or Returnil.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Forgot to mention also have installed LinkScannerPro
     
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    Sounds like you got it pretty much covered.

    web av: recommended
    file av: heuristics high
    firewall: training mode
    PDM: can be max or without the registry scanner
    anti spam: if you like to use. I always put the percentages a bit higher
     
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    Cheers, is the PDM like a HIPS or is a HIPS such as Threatfire not necessary but possibly preferable.
     
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    PDM is like a HIPS.
    Threatfire is not necessary, it will only slow things down
     
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    That was the impression I had from the alerts when installing software but wanted to be sure, thanks for confirming and the less programs the better as far as I am now concerned although didn't always think like this.

    Finally would re installing a-squared anti malware be overkill or do you know if it targets different malware.

    Last time I had KIS installed I ran a host of other programs but after I had to uninstall it I had been unable to re-install even with the help of Kaspersky Technical Dept who had me sending them Hijack and System info logs and had been unable to suss why it wouldn't install.
     
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