Help: New Security setup

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by M3hita, Mar 24, 2008.

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  1. M3hita

    M3hita Registered Member

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    Hi!

    I'm new user in wilderssecurity forum. I have read many thinks about security
    applications in this forum.

    Now can you help me about my choice.

    NOD32 2.70.39 + Blackspear settings
    Look"N"Stop Firewall + Enhanced rule
    Sunbelt CounterSpy + Paranoid mode
    ThreatFire


    and my browser is Firefox+No Script

    I don't use any e-mail client for my email. and I don't need antispm.

    Is my setup of security safe? or I need more application? What you think.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. InVitroVeritas

    InVitroVeritas Registered Member

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    I don't think that you need Counterspy, as fine as it is, considering that you already have nod32 + Threatfire, the default security level of which you could always crank up if you want.

    You might consider a OS virtualisation software (Returnil, PowerShadow, etc).

    You haven't specified you usual type of account, though, Admin or LUA ? I'd suggest LUA with a expanded "install/run as admin" utility like SuRun or SudoWin.

    Regards,
    IVV.
     
  3. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    Your fine as is but I'd change CounterSpy to Cautious mode. InVitroVeritas's ideas are also good or you could go with less than you have. It all depends on what you do on your computer and your comfort level. I just have NOD 2.7 and CounterSpy behind a router and no software firewall. But I started out with more.
     
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  4. MaB69

    MaB69 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I would say depend on what you want :

    A more interactive security setup : remove Threatfire and add an Sandbox/virtualization app

    A more silent one : remove Counterspy and always a Sandbox/Virtualization layer

    Regards,

    MaB
     
  5. gud4u

    gud4u Registered Member

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    I ran with Threatfire for a while, but it seemed to me that a good Firewal/HIPS combo - Comodo or Online Armor - made Threatfire unnecessary. I found no compatability problems with Threatfire, but the 'suspicious behavior' alerts were always from either Comodo or Online Armor.

    I'm pleased with this security combination:
    - Router.
    - Online Armor licensed.
    - NOD32 2.7.
    - SAS 4 (Real-Time protection enabled).
    - Acronis TI10 (OS partition backed up several times per week).

    Hope this helps!
     
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