Do I need a real-time malware blocker?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by snowdrift, May 11, 2010.

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  1. snowdrift

    snowdrift Registered Member

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    I am using Windows 7 32-bit with DEP and SEHOP enabled for all processes, plus Avast 5.0 Free, Online-Armor 4.0 Free, Spyware Blaster 4.3, and MVPS HOSTS.

    I'm a pretty careful surfer but I worry about drive-by malware, etc., a little.
     
  2. Konata Izumi

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  3. snowdrift

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    I actually do own Sandboxie. I like it, but I haven't spent enough time with it to tweak it to let Firefox update all its add-ons and itself easily. Do I have to manually turn off Sandboxie, then update Firefox, the turn back on Sandboxie?
     
  4. AvinashR

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    Enable AppLocker !! I am sure after that you'll find other things crap.
     
  5. jmonge

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    at front door a hips is a must if you really want to prevent malware:thumb:
     
  6. nikanthpromod

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    U want another malware blockero_O
    U have more than enough.;)
     
  7. snowdrift

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    I am adding Emsisoft a-squared Free 4.5...

    That will be it for now (hopefully).

    Would you all recommend dropping all this freeware for one copy of KIS 2010?
     
  8. snowdrift

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    I forgot to add... I am running as a Standard User.
     
  9. AvinashR

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    Can i have ask you one question?

    Why don't you apply AppLocker Policy? It really helps you out to defend yourself against many Drive-By downloads and other threats in first hand.
     
  10. snowdrift

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    AvinashR, do you have a link for AppLocker? Or, is it a series of policy restrictions inside Windows?
     
  11. Kees1958

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    Drop FF for Chrome and use Sandboxie. See https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=272374
    (I am really trying to be positive of FF, read the facts)
     
  12. Noob

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    Correct.
    And it requires you to configure rules for every app manually through .exe, processes.
     
  13. ace55

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    I've been using Chrome beta 5 under Sandboxie (of course) lately. I do miss noscript and ABP, but Chrome seems so fast and I love the interface...

    You can easily set Chrome to default deny Javascript and Plug-ins, although, unfortunately, the whitelisting includes all scripts found on a given domain. Not a huge deal though.

    But, to answer your question, OA and Sandboxie combined is strong. Anything else you use is gravy, don't sweat it.
     
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