Help whats the best complete security set up I should put together

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Jayloko, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. Jayloko

    Jayloko Registered Member

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    I think that I have managed to find the right place, you guys seem quite knowledgable .

    I need to ask for an expert opinion as to what are the best programs to implement as an internet security set-up?

    I am Running XP on a HP Pavilion DV2000, with an intel centrino, some online banking, some gaming, social networking and the likes

    Need to be clean malware free, keylogger free, virus and every other type of free

    I don't mind spending some money. Not stupid amounts though but I am more interested in performance and value for over reputation
     
  2. G1111

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    Welcome to Wilders Jayloko. There is a good list of free products here:
    -http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/probably-best-free-security-list-world.htm#direct_link-
    Check out an AV, Firewall & Sandbox type program and that should be all you need. Just my $0.02. I'm sure you'll get some more ideas.
     
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    Welcome! You should take a look at sanboxie. They have a free and a paid version. Lots of info about it here at Wilders.
     
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    avira free + spyshelter free + MBAM free
     
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    +sandboxie free*puppy*
     
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    Are you behind a router?
    How much ram?
     
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    My choices are avira free, online armor free, sandboxie free and Norton DNS:) Also there are tips to harden your system security like disabling autorun for removable media which you can find by searching here and the internet:)
     
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    also registry tweak for browser restriction(1806);)
     
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    yet another thread about "a recommended security setup"...
     
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    firewall + sandboxie (bufferzone, geswall or defensewall)+ cloud antivirus (immunet free is good enough)+ CTM or Rollback RX= light & clean :D
     
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    I will never recommend a security setup, because what works for me on my system might be an 'anathema' for...:eek:
     
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    This ^ :thumb:
     
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    Along with sandboxing and a rollback application, it should be considered an imperative to have in place an imaging program that offers bare metal recovery should you experience a disastrous hard drive failure.

    For security applications, I like Sandboxie, Keyscrambler, WinPatrol, Malwarebytes, and Comodo Time Machine. CTM has it's detractors, but it has worked extremely well for me.
    Bufferzone appears to be another excellent rollback application.
    All of the above are freeware or have a freeware version.

    For imaging, I use Paragon 10 (paid) and Macrium Reflect (free).

    Good luck in your search !
     
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    DefenseWall or GesWall i will recomend;)
     
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    Sandboxie, Spyshelter Realtime consider OA Firewall also
    Hitman Pro, MBAM Ondemand
     
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    > Have a NAT/SPI Modem-Router.
    > Back Up your Files and Store them away from your PC.
    > Use On-Demand & Online Scanners to Check your Setup.
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  18. Jayloko

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    Thanks you guys very helpful, sounds like sandboxie and avira and spyshelter are rocking it

    Not sure if I should start a new thread but any thoughts on Stopzilla and Spy Sweeper, been looking through some threads but havent heard much about them?
     
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    If you want an additional anti-malware program to run alongside an AV, you could consider Prevx. It is light, effective, and has been designed to complement an existing AV without causing conflicts or performance issues. It can also be used as a standalone AV in its own right.
     
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    Did you look at the links tlu provided in his posting (#13)? To be honest, this is the only suggestion you have received that's of any substance. The rest is just a bunch of lists of the current pet security toys.

    Just by not running as admin you can block most of the malware out there. Add the software restriction policy and you are probably covered for 99.99%. Using the features of the OS should be the first step to take if you are really interested in security. Security isn't just installing a bunch of apps.

    Also check out these threads started by tlu:

    Software restriction policy and SuRun

    There's a lot to read there, but it's worth taking the time. Least privilege and default deny are the best foundation you can start with for your security concept.
     
  21. Jayloko

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    Man thanks for the info in fact all you guys. Good recommendations and info
    all round
     
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    +1 for DefenseWall. :thumb:
     
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    One of the best recommendation +1 :thumb:
     
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    got to have one of those programs guarding the front door;)
     
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