If running only 2 security programs real-time, which combination would you choose?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by justenough, Feb 13, 2011.

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  1. justenough

    justenough Registered Member

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    Well that's disappointing, I thought you were starting up a good fight.:ninja:

    Please post if you come up with any good ideas for changes to your plan.
     
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  2. speedtouch

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    A very good approach to security is to remember that malware and spyware are attempting to do two things. One is destroy your system the other is to spy on you. Therefore all you need for excellent security is a very good HIPS and an outbound firewall. With this setup the HIPS will block almost all attempts at damaging your system and the firewall will let you know if something tries to connect to the internet. The HIPS will also prevent spyware attempting to call home via another process that you have trusted in your firewall by preventing hooking etc. The firewall will notify you if something that has somehow bypassed the HIPS tries to connect to the internet. So the combination is very powerful. I have been using this setup for a long time and have never had my system compromised.
     
  3. ReverseGear

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    but u didnt mention the names of software that u use
     
  4. speedtouch

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    I was using Comodo firewall for about two years as my only security app and had no problems at all with malware. I'm now testing a combination of Zemana with Look n Stop firewall as I like the simplicity of Zemana and the speed of Look n Stop. Web pages load noticeably faster than with Comodo. If Zemana turns out to be trustworthy I think it will be a great combination. It's also extremely light on resources, sometimes less than 4MB between them!
     
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  5. spiketoo

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    Interesting thread as I just got a new x64 box and am looking for new apps. Was using the good ol' final version of DCS Process Guard coupled with RegDefend, NOD and Comodo. They did the job from the aspect that they asked me everything which was a bit cumbersome until trained yet gave me absolute control. They were a hog tho on my XP box.

    So I loaded up Comodo FW yet again with NOD and added WinPatrol. Lil disappointed in WP but still working thru the issues and Bill P has been most gracious in his responses especially since he must be swamped with the new deploy of WP. Appreciate everyone's responses in here for input tho I did check in here b4 I loaded up WP - guess I should have been a bit more thorough.
     
  6. Kees1958

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    Windows7 FW (two-way) and OS-itself (some registry changes and icalcs)

    Using sandboxed browser (regular browser, not signed so not allowed to elevate), with the plugins for flash and pdf of standard chrome (copied pdf.dll and gcswf32.dll into Iron directory, starting IronPortable with --safe-plugins switch), disabled other plug-ins
     
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  7. bellgamin

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    My friend uses OldSpice aftershave & swims daily in the Everglades. He has never been bitten by a snake.

    Conclusion: OldSpice prevents snake bite :blink:
     
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    rofl:argh: :argh:
     
  9. speedtouch

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    Sure there is always that aspect, but for me it is a choice between bogging my system down with loads of security apps that may or may not conflict and may or may not work when it comes to the crunch or a simple but effective setup. I prefer the latter as I know what Comodo firewalls capabilities are (very good on paranoid mode) and trust it to catch things. The dual setup of HIPS and outbound firewall is a good basic setup. It is possible something may bypass my setup but then it's possible something may bypass a much more complex setup. Nothing is certain in life.
     
  10. m00nbl00d

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    Where have I seen this before? ;)

    I always wanted to ask if this is true or not: I've seen in TV show that the Everglades got alligators or crocodiles?

    If so, does OldSpice prevent their nice bite? :D
     
  11. Konata Izumi

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    sandboxie is mentioned alot here... are u guys talking about the free version or the paid version? o_O
     
  12. Blues7

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    In my case, paid. I prefer having multiple sandboxes for various applications.
     
  13. Konata Izumi

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    Defensewall and........ probably some antivirus :D
     
  14. justenough

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    Both alligators and a few crocodiles. And the Everglades now has invasive Burmese Pythons, so bellgamin's friend might want to get the Old Spice by the case.

    Now using Privatefirewall with Sandboxie paid.
     
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    I purchased the lifetime license.
    That gives me Forced Programs and Folders, plus the ability to run programs in more than one sandbox at the same time.
    I am also able to use it on all my personal computers.
     
  16. Osaban

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    I don't consider a firewall one option as Windows Firewall is always there by default. There are many programs worth mentioning as being excellent, but Sandboxie and ShadowProtect Desktop are my favorites.
     
  17. blasev

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    EAM + OA :thumb: :thumb:

    Edit : OA is giving me a headache, turned off the hips :D .
     
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  18. justenough

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    Sandboxie and Mamutu seem like a good combination.
     
  19. J_L

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    Sandboxie and Comodo Firewall.
     
  20. jmonge

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    for me is AppGuard with comodo
     
  21. bo elam

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    Good old fashion common sense and a balanced Sandboxie.

    Bo
     
  22. ReverseGear

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    Sandboxie and hmp
     
  23. Emy

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    Prevx SO and Windows Firewall
     
  24. Konata Izumi

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    I'm quite sure now what 2 security apps I would run realtime.

    AppGuard and Sandboxie :thumb:
     
  25. Matthijs5nl

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    I will repeat what I said earlier: I can't think of any reason why I should run more than one application in realtime.
     
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