Help me build my security setup, please!

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Snoper, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Snoper

    Snoper Registered Member

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    Hai! So I build my first good security setup:

    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Pro
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Yes
    OS Firewall:
    Enabled
    OS Updates & Security Patches:
    Automatic
    OS App Reputation:
    Enabled (Smartscreen / Gatekeeper)
    Password-Protected User Account:
    Yes
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Participate in Malware Hub:
    No. Should I?
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    avast! Free Antivirus, paid SpyShelter, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
    On-demand Malware Scanners:
    Comodo Cleaning Essentials, Stinger, MBAM, SUPERAntiSpyware, Panda Cloud Scanner, Spybot, F-Secure Online Scanner, BitDefender SafePay, SpywareBlaster, Clam Win Portable, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit, Adwcleaner, Avira PC Cleaner, Malicious Software Removal Tool
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Adblock Plus, Lazarus: Form Recovery, MEGA, Scan Url with, Security Plus, WOT (Firefox)
    Password Manager:
    KeePass
    AdBlocker:
    Adblock Plus
    Privacy Cleaners, System Tuning and Encryption:
    CCleaner, TrueCrypt, IOBIT Uninstaller, Eraser, PWGen - recommend antother :)
    Data Backup:
    Custom Backups
    System Image Backup:
    Custom Backups
    But it just doesn't work. avast! is just too heavy and incompatible and the whole concept is just bad, making my computer slow. Please, help me update it :-( I am a gamer. So - any ideas? First, I need a antivirus. I just love avast! and I will probably come back to it, but it's not much compatible with other SW and it's not the lightest neither. I would just love to use Quihoo 360 but I am worried about privacy. Firewall - stay with Zone Alarm or try some other as you guys recommended? I need anti logger I think - I use internet banking etc. - but SpyShelter makes my computer escpecially laggy. So I switched back to Zemana AntiLogger, it should be compatible with W10 they say. I also need anti-exploit and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium is very light so I will stay with that. I enabled password on my PC. Any ideas? Or should I use one big solution like Kaspersky Internet Security? Please give me your ideas :)!
     
  2. Hiltihome

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    Holy crap!

    You must be joking, or do you realy have installed all that stuff on one computer?

    If it's true, my recommendation is to format c: and start all over again.

    Then stay a while and read the other threads.
     
  3. Snoper

    Snoper Registered Member

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    Yes, I checked the "What is your security setup these days?" first thing I saw: "
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home (Premium)
    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (Free)
    HitmanPro
    HitmanPro Alert
    CryptoPrevent
    User Account Control (Don't notify me when I make changes)
    Windows Defender
    Windows Firewall
    SpywareBlaster
    SuMo Updater
    Secunia PSI
    WinAntiRansom"

    That's really not much different. Nice cat BTW :-D
     
  4. amarildojr

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    Golly!

    Why would you need that much? What do you do for a living? Testing millions of malware per day to see if they can penetrate 3000 layers of security? :O

    First, avast is not that great. Pick Avira Free as your resident scanner.

    Then, stick to only one anti-exploit. I'd say Malwarebytes.

    Then use only one Anti-Malware. MBAM Premium is good.

    Then use a HIPS module. COMODO's fine.

    Then ditch all the rest.
     
  5. Snoper

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    I know it's too much - that's why I am changing it. I ditched everything. As resident I would like to use Quihoo 360 as it contains Avira core, what about that? I am sticking to Malwarebytes in both cases. COMOD is great! Sadly, it caused me some issues in the past and it's kinda heavy, too many pop-ups, and I don't feel enough expirenced to propely configure it.
     
  6. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    I never used Quihoo so I can't comment on that. But you can try it on a VM to test it :)
     
  7. Snoper

    Snoper Registered Member

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    I tested and it was great! Also folks I know had amazing results. They also score usually on top in independed tests (AV-LAB). Quihoo is my choice :)! My only problem was with privacy, but that's like with everyting - Kaspersky = RU spying on me, others = USA spying on me, etc...
     
  8. zapjb

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    Didn't quihoo fake a lot of testing & purportingly is spying for China?
     
  9. Snoper

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    A lot of Free/Paid software will collect data, nearly all, just review their Privacy Policy / EULA...

    Fake testing? Not really: "In short, Bitdefender's anti-malware engine was much better at reliably detecting the malware in tests done by the testing agencies, but - in Qihoo's home market of China - Bitdefender's engine was disabled by default, and Qihoo's own is used instead." I enable all enginges. Default turned off engine is not cheating for me really. What about that spying? I don't know about that.
     
  10. Snoper

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    Currently running: Qihoo 360, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium, Zemana AntiLogger. Still looking for fiewall. Maybe I will uninstall Zemana, I will see. My questions: Qihoo 360 offers free GlassWire firewall, should I install it? Is it good? Do I need HIPS? Which? Is there a good firewall with HIPS except COMODO?
     
  11. Charyb

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    I use only Norton Security and WinAntiRansomware. I don't care to try to piece together a bunch of stuff and later try to figure out why my computer doesn't run properly.

    I would spend more time putting together a rock-solid recovery plan. Series of system images, file backups, cloud storage, etc.
     
  12. Snoper

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    I am now running good Q360, Zemana, MB Anti-Exploit. Low usage really...

    Already done!
     
  13. Blomberg1985

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    i would of went with avira free
     
  14. imdb

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    @Snoper
    all you need is common sense, a modified solid browser (search the forum for tips on that), ublock0 (+ umatrix), (and a reputable free av, if you like), and regular system backups on a removable disk. if you're on win 7 and later, that is.
    may add sandboxie free to that list, if you like.
     
  15. blacknight

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    If you use all those programs, every HIPS or other power security software will give conflict.
     
  16. blacknight

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    :thumb::thumb:
     
  17. Minimalist

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    If you need to ask this question, then you probably don't need it.
     
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