Do i have ENOUGH protection?

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  1. DBM901

    DBM901 Registered Member

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    Real time protection i use ESET Smart Security

    MBAM and Super Antispyware real time protection isnt that good IMO, i was thinking about Threatfire , would it be useful to add or is it overkill to have it running with ESS?
     
  2. nosirrah

    nosirrah Malware Fighter

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    Enough is a relative term.

    Is this a system where critical data changes hands (banking online shopping) or is this a surfing/gaming system?

    Is this a single user system or are the kids and their friends on this system?

    If the hard driver were to fail would lose critical/sentimental data that could not be replaced?

    Are you an update nut that makes sure that everything web facing is up to date?

    Do you engage in "high risk" activities?
     
  3. trjam

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    If you are the type that doesnt go looking for trouble then you should be fine. I use ESS and MBAM on demand on 2 computers and Prevx and MBAM on demand on 2 others.

    It works, but not perfectly. The smartest peice of software is one that allows you to keep a backed up image. I do this on all 4 and feel totally safe with my setup. I have yet to regret it.
     
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    Are you using MBAM and Super Antispyware as a real-time protection agent with Eset Smart Security or are you using them as on-demand scanners? Also, what OS are you using?
     
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    ESS in real-time and MBAM on-demand make a great combination. Rather than adding more software designed to detect "badness" - irrespective of whether it is based on signature or behavioural detection (i.e. ThreatFire) - you could consider software isolation and restriction as additional strategies to complement what you've already got.

    This can be done in various ways. Just to give one example, Sandboxie combines both application virtualisation and policy restriction features in a single program. Running the browser inside a sandbox would add a significant extra layer of protection that would make it almost impossible to get infected while surfing the web, which is a major source of infection for many people.
     
  6. Watasha

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    A good security suite should be all you need in real time. MBAM & SAS are both good on-demand scanners. I'm running AVG Linkscanner with CIS just to try it out but that's about as far as I would go as far as real time additions to my security setup.
     
  7. Chuck57

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    I've got zonealarm firewall, microsoft sec essentials and geswall. I trust geswall is 99% secure. ZA firewall is to watch outgoing. MSE is just in case something sneaks by geswall, maybe MSE will catch it.

    If anything gets through geswall, maybe mse will catch it. If not, I've got a backup on an external hard drive.

    I also have Dr. Web cureit, MBAM and Hitman Pro, all on demand. Haven't had to ever use them so far.
     
  8. DBM901

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    Online shopping not often but yes.
    Single user , wouldnt dare letting my fam use my pc, they can use linux lol
    I use ATIH 2011 to backup my PC , so if the HDD failed i wouldnt lose much, also keep stuff on a external
    Yes i make sure my security is always up to date

    I download warez , although i do scan them and try and avoid cracks at all cost, if ES tells me its a trojan, i listen, no matter what the other ppl claim when keygens are detected by AV software
    Im using all three with real time protection, and im using Windows 7 Ult. 64 Bit

    Sandboxie...hmmmm.... i'll look into that.


    whats CIS?
     
  9. brainrb1

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    If you download nasty stuff you are most likely to get infected with some hard to detect, real bad stuff some day and online banking or shopping will be risky...anyway thats what i think. CIS is for comodo internet security.
     
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  10. nosirrah

    nosirrah Malware Fighter

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    Use a Linux boot disk to do ALL of your online shopping. Your basic computer use exposes you to constant potential 0day malware that NO signature based scanner will detect. Its not just what you are executing mind you, those sites themselves frequently have exploits (intentionally or unintentionally) so the risk is doubled.

    If this were me I would have my main machine that I never do anything risky with and the a second "beater" machine that I reimage every time I blow it up doing something stupid. You can also pull this off with a second drive and OS and then use the BIOS to control which one is on or off, I did this for years before I had the $ for more than one system. In my case I was intentionally installing malware but crack and gen sites were where a lot of that malware came from.
     
  11. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    ENOUGH, depends on you.

    my signature down below this is enough for me. :D
     
  12. Doraemon

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    I'm using a superlight combination of Prevx SOL and MBAM realtime and so far so good! :D :D :D

    Of course I don't run crackz, keygenz nor visit dangerous websites! :blink: o_O :gack:

    AFAIK ESET SS is enough but of course it depends on your taste.
     
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