IF You chose a very limited, sleek, but effective security solution. What would it be?

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  1. rodneym

    rodneym Registered Member

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    Lets say you're very knowledgable about PC sucurity for end users, and you decide to choose something that will keep the PC fast, and effectivly protected. Maybe you don't choose to even use a AV...

    What limited software choices would you make.
     
  2. Krusty

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    VoodooShield and HitmanPro.Alert.
     
  3. Peter2150

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    This thread is going to prove totally useless, as everyone have their own different views. In the end you have use what works for you.
     
  4. amarildojr

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    UAC + some HIPS, probably. And Avira Free.
     
  5. jadinolf

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    I agree. My advice has always been " take a few programs for a practice ride and THEN make the decision yourself".:)
     
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  7. Umbra

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    Rollback RX (snapshot software) + Shadow Defender (System-Wide Virtualization) with Shadow Mode set on boot + Sandboxie (Isolation) , this my actual baseline.

    With this no need any AVs, Anti-exe, etc...not saying the resources usage is very low.
    If something manage to bypass Sandboxie, i just reboot to cancel all change made during Shadow Mode or reload a clean RX's snapshot in a minute.

    i have added other softs to this baseline but they are more for playing/testing purposes than real needs.
     
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    Voodoo Shield + AX64
     
  10. Brandonn2010

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    I second this. Near 100% protection when used properly, without database updates, constant scanning, etc.
     
  11. XhenEd

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    @umbrapolaris Is Rollback RX safe enough if I strictly follow the unOffishul guide? Will it not cause any problems other than the problems identified in that guide?
     
  12. Umbra

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    yep, also on MT i made a guide collecting facts from this guide + a procedure to use RX the first time.
     
  13. Martin_C

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    I agree. This thread will be something to watch from a (far) distance. With popcorns :)
     
  14. Solarlynx

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    I like virtualization setups. Though in the case of pure virtualization setup the key point is how to determine that something get managed to bypass one of its layers or even just some nastie is inside one of this virtualization layers. Then you just reset - here no problems. But how to determine that you got some nastie?
     
  15. pandorax

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    Debian + firejail.
     
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    Firewall with hips Outpost or kerio, hitmanpro.alert
     
  17. Umbra

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    With Win8/10 , you have already Windows Defender, Smartscreen and UAC to help figured it out. Add an On-Demand scanner like HMP or EEK , and you are quite covered.
    Also, if you are aware and caring of your system behavior (resources usages, access time of files, bandwidth usage, etc...) , you can pinpoint the abnormal behavior created by malwares. Then if you are accustomed to some monitoring tools (Process Explorer, etc...) , you can really differentiate if some processes aren't supposed to be there or do things they didn't used to before.

    However , with tools like RX or SD , the simplest thing i do is just to reset every time i boot; previously saving my work in the cloud or external devices after each sessions.
     
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    Microsoft (if Windows)
     
  19. ellison64

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    Depends what OS is used..whether its 32bit or 64 bit ,....what processor ...amount of ram installed etc etc.
     
  20. ExtremeGamerBR

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    Sandboxie + Shadow Defender + Windows 10 with UAC max + Windows Defender.

    Weekly scans with HitmanPro.
     
  21. G1111

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    If I wanted sleeker I would drop EIS, but feel much more secure with it and what's in my signature.
     
  22. Baldrick

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    I am with on that one, Peter.
     
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    Ubuntu? ;)
     
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    Windows Defender and Brain.exe :)
     
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    WinAntiRansom and AppGuard
     
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