Evaluating my Potential New Setup

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  1. Brandonn2010

    Brandonn2010 Registered Member

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    I have had AppGuard for a while now. It is a fantastic program with a DefenseWall/GeSWall/etc. level of protection.

    However, partially due to a tiredness of having to set it to install for every program installation or update, all the little things it blocks, plus a desire to have a truly free setup, I will probably replace it with NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro Free.

    I was wondering, if I do this, if there are any uncovered areas I should worry about. In addition to NVT ERP, I would still use:

    - Administrator account without UAC (I prefer the usability over the security a SUA would offer).
    - No Java installed
    - Foxit reader instead of Adobe

    - Chrome with AdBlock PLUS and DoNotTrackMe
    - BitDefender Free
    - MBAM and/or HMP for on-demand scans

    Thanks
     
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  2. ComputerSaysNo

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    Looks solid. Some Recommendations.

    1ST: EMET 3.5 (Tech Preview) should be installed. Great little mitigation app and it's FREE.

    Sumatra PDF is another free alternative. But I'm not sure it has a sandbox like Foxit Reader, can anyone confirm?

    Add Https Everywhere, Element adblock

    I use both, I'd recommend using the PRO version of MBAM for the URL filter. It's saved me a few times. Also add Emsisoft Emergency Kit to your on-demand setup.
     
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    @ComputerSaysNo

    Sumatra PDF does not have a sandbox.
     
  4. ComputerSaysNo

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    Thanks for the info, Fox-It has a sandbox I do believe?
     
  5. Brandonn2010

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    What are the benefits of EMET over ExploitShield? I believe there was a thread comparing the two but I can't find it.
     
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    No problem. Not sure about Fox-It. I hadn't use it in years.
     
  7. ComputerSaysNo

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    Use both, they seem to get a long well with each other from what I've read. I only use EMET though, I think that's enough for web facing applications.
     
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    Trust manager is sort of like a sandbox. But to be in the safe side is probably better to use SBIE to sandbox PDF files. SBIE and Foxit work very well together.

    -http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/security.php-

    Bo
     
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    I believe you don't need Foxit. Chrome has it's own PDF viewer, unless you need something with more options.
     
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    If 3rd party viewer is not installed, how is he supposed to view pdf files that are already on hard disk?
     
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    You can change the file associations for pdf files so that Chrome is the default viewer, and it'll work fine....
     
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    Thanks for the tip.
    :thumb:
     
  13. southcat

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    Hello. How about Comodo Firewall and Sandboxie, they all have free version and browser add-on, can consider bitdefender traficlight also.

    Regards
    Southcat
     
  14. Brandonn2010

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    I would use COMODO FW but there are compatibility issues right now, and I don't like Sandboxie. Plus the free BD already has web blocking the same as TrafficLight.

    And thanks Kerodo for the tip earlier about opening PDFs in Chrome.
     
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    Great idea! Thanks.
     
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    Yeah for an unobtrusive and light set up, I don't see a point of using 3rd party firewall or any kind of hips. You might as well go back to AppGuard.

    What you got above is pretty much what I have set up for my parents, except instead of BitDefender I gave them Avast with all the shields on. Not sure if BitDefender will block scripts or not, I am pretty sure it will thou.
     
  17. Kees1958

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    Stick with AppGuard and the updaters to your power Apps. No need fo rNVT, when you have SRP on Windows 7 Pro
     
  18. rodocop

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    I suggest to replace Chrome with Comodo Dragon - the same browser but without private info upload to Google and with ability to use secure ComodoDNS for web content filtration...
     
  19. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    But without the sandboxed flash player and pdf reader...
     
  20. rodocop

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    Yes. But topicstarter uses Foxit with it Safe Reading mode. Also it's possible to add pdfreader-functionality by copying 1 file (pdf.dll) into Dragon's folder. And if you really need sandboxed flash - you could get it in Dragon too (not too convenient, I know).
    It's a matter of choice - what you need more. Anyway, I'll give some links that can help in making this choice:
    http://www.thesimplecomputer.info/comodo-dragon.html
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/con...wser-against-malware-and-privacy-concerns.htm
    http://forums.comodo.com/help-cd/comodo-dragon-and-flash-player-t77248.0.html

    As for me I don't use as default and don't recommend Chromium's at all. I use portable build of K-Meleon ;-)
     
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