Free light XP security combo

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  1. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    On the 'play with security PC' I have run for the last months a very light combo of freeware security

    Samourai HIPS
    Only select the following options:
    a) enable rootkit protection,
    b) disable anonymous sessions
    c) disable guest account

    Effect
    ==> Will warn you when a driver tries to install

    ScriptDefender
    Install scriptdefender

    Effect
    ==> Will warn you when a script is run

    Online Armor free
    Run it out of the box with the following option
    a) Go to the process guard and select the 'run safer' option for all your internet facing applications, like your e-mail client (eg. Outlook express), webbrowser (e.g. Internet Explorer), P2P program (eg LimeWire), messenger (e.g. Windows messenger)
    b) Also run scriptdefender with limited rights (run safer)

    Effect
    ==> Easy to use firewall and anti executable (the default setup)
    ==> All internet facing aps will run with limited rights (option A)
    ==> All scripts will run with limited righst (option B)

    WinPooch
    Download the attached filter in this post, https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=186829 Open with Notepad and save as ANSI file with the WFP extention instead off TXT. Install WinPooch without the freeware Clamwin antivirus. Open Winpooch configuration, see http://www.softpedia.com/screenshots/Winpooch_3.png and import this filter

    Effect
    ==> Will warn you when a sensitive registry key is changed (should be very quiet, meaning no popups)
    ==> Will warn you when a sensitive OS file is changed (should ve very quiet also)

    Dealing with pop-ups
    Samourai warning
    When you are installing a legitemate application choose allow or otherwise block.

    WinPooch
    When you are installing a legitemate application choose "let process through". When you are updating (e.g. Antivirus) and WinPooch might pop-up, choose new filter (choose accept and quiet/silent in the next screen)

    OA Armor
    See help file
     
  2. solcroft

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    Not bad, but try Limited User Account + XP access permissions + Windows Firewall. For all the vulnerabilities of a 5-year-old unpatched XP system, I've been browsing malware-free for the past week despite my best attempts to get infected.
     
  3. RejZoR

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    Forget all the crap. avast!+ThreatFire or AntiVir+ThreatFire.
    You can add in some free firewall like PCTools Firewall or Comodo Firewall.
    Thats all you'll ever need.
     
  4. Kees1958

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    LUA = 95% of the problems gone. This easy solution seems as hard to sell to people as getting them out of their cars. The feeling of being in control and freedom when your stuck in a traffic jam sitting in your car. :)
     
  5. Kees1958

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    OA crap?
     
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    All,

    When you feel naked running without a AV, downloasd Avast and disable the standard shield, enable all others. This way you will have incoming data streams checked before they can write to disk.

    HTTP AV's tend to slow down browsers a little. With Opera (use vista_skin-2_12) and the setting shown in the picture you will gain back this speed reduction (brwosing will be faster due to Opera and writing temporary internet data to memory in stead disk).

    Select Extra (in Opera), select Preferences (Voorkeuren), CLick History (Geschiedenis) and choose these settings (Uit = OFF)
     

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    SP1 (?)
     
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    Amd your PC still works with all those crappy security appso_O?
     
  12. solcroft

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    If your PC will work with YOUR security apps, I don't see any reason why Kees' shouldn't.
     
  13. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    A firewall, a light one (Kerio 2.1.5, Sygate, Jetico, GhostWall)
    An anti-virus, a light one (AVG, Antivir)
    Firefox / Opera

    Maybe a few security policies.

    You're set.

    Mrk
     
  14. Kees1958

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    In stead of making security policies I would choose running as Limited User
     
  15. Kees1958

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    Why not, no Antivirus.

    Opera startup (initial, uncached, connecting to google) is <2 sec on an AMD Athlon 3400 with 1 GB, cached startups <1 sec

    Not bad I think
     
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    I would go with that except that Threat Fire is OK for high mem latest machines. Not recommended for P-III PCs running 512MB ram.
     
  17. SpikeyB

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    Limited user and software restrictions work together very well. An example is shown here: http://www.mechbgon.com/srp/
     
  18. Kees1958

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    Yep,

    But not on XP home
     
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