Going back to Windows

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by wutsup, Jan 26, 2012.

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  1. wutsup

    wutsup Registered Member

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    So I stopped using my gaming PC which had Windows Vista and used an Old macbook with tiger 10.4.11 for awhile. On the Vista pc I used threatfire and sandboxie.

    But I'm going back to Windows and ordered a laptop with Windows 7 64 bit and looking for a light set up.

    Do I need real time protection? I'm thinking I could use just use Windows firewall since I'm behind an Actiontec router with just hitman pro and MBAM as on demand once in awhile. Would that be enough or should I use Sandboxie or some similar program again like I did on my gaming pc?

    Sorry for the long post, regards, wutsup.
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    Threatfire + Sandboxie is a great combination, it's basically what I use (Mamutu + Sandboxie) and I've never seen any malware get through that setup.

    I would suggest you keep on with that setup and also consider adding EMET.

    With those three programs I really doubt anything's going to be getting into your machine.
     
  3. wutsup

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    Yea I'm probably going to just use Sandboxie 64 bit, hitman pro, and MBAM free. I haven't been keeping up with all the updates and what new security programs are out now since over a year ago so I have to catch up.

    I will admit that using a macbook, even if it was and old OS version, it was sort of nice knowing you don't really need an antivirus as malware is less prevalent in the os x environment.
     
  4. wutsup

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    Is Threatfire still supported? How would this setup be for windows 7 64 bit?

    Sandboxie 64 bit
    Threatfire
    MBAM free on demand
    Hitman pro free on demand
    windows 7 firewall
    max UAC
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    I don't know if threatfire is still supported. If it works like Mamutu that's a good setup. Sandboxie + Threatfire restricts programs, which stops malware and exploits. MBAM/HMP cleanup the broken payloads.
     
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    Yep, I already know how their work since I've used that set up in the past but I rememeber hearing that threatfire was going to be stopped or something.
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    Oh, I haven't followed that, sorry. I use Mamutu so all I know about threatfire is it's similar.
     
  8. wutsup

    wutsup Registered Member

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    Hey Hungry how would you rate ths setup

    Sandboxie 64bit
    threatfire(If it's stil supported I might use it)
    MBAM Free for on demand
    Hitman pro " " "
    Windows 7 firewall
    Max uac
     
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    Sandboxing is becoming available in 64 bit now. Geswall should have thier next version out who knows when.
     
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    Someone had mentioned recently that threatfire was still being developed. Don't know if any new editions are out yet.
     
  11. Noob

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    Well even if it is still being developed . . . at the current speed, don't expect anything amazing :rolleyes:
     
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