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

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by rodneym, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    So UAC, OD scanners and monitoring tools like Process Explorer will help.

    Saving work in cloud or external disks before reset is really smart. I've never did so. Just committed with SD a file.

    Thank you very much for detailed answer.
     
  2. guest

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    yep it helps, not with 100% result but enough.

    you are welcome, i never used the commit function or excluded any folder in SD; because by doing so you open an attack vector; i just scan the files and if clean , i copy them in several location.
     
  3. TairikuOkami

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    I choose Windows 10 itself with UAC at max and scripting disabled/removed. (If AV is a must, Bitdefender Free is the lightest one out there.)
     
  4. pegr

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    I'm not going to mention any applications by name as everyone has a different view. When it comes to specific applications, it's largely a question of personal preference and what works well on a particular system. Applications should always be trialled first before making a commitment.

    As a general approach, a combination of policy restriction and isolation provides very effective protection without slowing the system down.
     
  5. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    to OP:

    UAC - max
    FW:
    • TinyWall or
    • Windows Firewall Control 4 or
    • W10FC (SphinxSoftware)
    AntiExploit:
    • MBAE or
    • EMET
    AntiExec:
    HIDS: WinPatrol

    On Demand scanner or any combo of them:
    • EEK or/and
    • ZemanaAntimalware or/and
    • HitmanPro or PandaCloud Cleaner or/and
    • F-Secure Online Scanner
    Cheers!
     
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  6. PaleDark

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    Light and easy, no-hassle in my opinion:

    SD (shadow mode) + NVT ERP (lockdown) + WFC
     
  7. Minimalist

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    Something to control (whitelist) which executables can run and something to restore system in case of a trouble. Add offline backup and you're done.
     
  8. Nevis

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    Order of preference for sleek and light
    1. Windows Defender
    2. Avira
    3. Defender + MBAM premium (still light although 2 real time components )

    Very light:-
    1. WSA
    2. HMPA+sandbox
     
  9. ArchiveX

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    Sandboxie
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    Macrium Reflect or Terabyte Unlimited
     
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  10. wat0114

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    This is really just a "What is your security setup these days?" ...version 2
     
  11. TairikuOkami

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    More like: If you could have to run only one security solution, what it would be? The problem is, people just post all they use, and that is it. o_O
     
  12. blacknight

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    My previous suggestion is not what I use. :cool: The problem is: only one security solution is not a security solution. The protection - also elementary protection - requirements need something more. Another quite simple solution is: a firewall and an anti-exe. I don't say that it's enough, it's only simple.
     
  13. Tyrizian

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    Sandboxie + VoodooShield
     
  14. TairikuOkami

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    That depends, on my mother's computer I have installed only Bitdefender Free, Windows firewall is set to block all inbound, I would have disabled it, but it has to be running due to Windows Updates anyway. I have also used the same tweaks like on my computer, which basically block all malware, not to mention, that any download is scanned by Kaspersky inbuilt in the browser. So I am confident, she is well protected. Even the AV is a bit overkill there.
     
  15. bellgamin

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    Non-concur. This thread will entertain, & it will stimulate Zen meditation. Very useful!
     
  16. bo elam

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    Hi Rodneym, I have been able to easily achieve what you are asking, effective protection that keeps the PC fast by using one single security software (Sandboxie). And that is despite not being very knowledgeable about PC security. I know the basics about security but I get the most out of Sandboxie, that's what I do.

    Basically, using Sandboxie as much as possible in my everyday usage of the computer is what gets it done for me. I have a rule, all files and programs that run in my computers, run sandboxed all the time. Files that get created in the PC, run sandboxed from the day they get created to the day they get deleted. To get this done, I combine forcing programs and folders and using the sandboxed Windows explorer for specific situations.

    Relying on Sandboxie and using Sandboxie is very easy. You click on a PDF, and the PDF opens sandboxed automatically in its own sandbox. And you can set each dedicated sandbox according to the leader program. In the case of my PDF reader, only Foxit can run, and no program is allowed to have internet access. And you do the same with your video players, Office programs, browsers, etc.

    Other than programs, you can also sandbox automatically your Downloads folders, flash drives and other external drives as well as CD and DVD drives. For example, you can set it up so when you plug a flash drive, then the USB folder pops up open using a sandboxed version of Windows explorer. Anything that runs, runs sandboxed.

    All this has worked great for me since December 2010. I discovered and started using Sandboxie in Jan 2009. In Dec 2010, when MSE 2 came out, I didn't like it, drop it, and didn't look for a replacement. Smooth transition, didn't even ponder about it. At the time, I was already a convinced user of NoScript and given up on the idea of searching for the perfect companion for SBIE. Nothing related to security has changed for me since that day in late 2010.:)

    Bo
     
  17. Peter2150

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    Eh, would you be willing to pay the storage fee's for this thread.
     
  18. guest

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    I think this thread is as valuable than the "what is your security setup these days" :argh:
     
  19. Rmus

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    1. Firewall, properly configured

    2. Browser, properly configured

    3. Deep Freeze (more for maintenance, which is a part of security)

    The rest of the security plan consists of properly followed policies and procedures.

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    rich
     
  20. blacknight

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    I believe that rodneym simply wanted a suggestion. Emsisoft Internet Security could be another sleek and strong solution.
     
  21. Rasheed187

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    Yes I agree. He should have limited it to only one choice.
     
  22. bo elam

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    I think he did, Rasheed. When rodneym says, "If You chose a very limited, sleek, but effective security solution, What would it be?".....he meant One and only one.

    If the security solution is limited, it cant be more than one. And when he says security solution without the S at the end, I think that means one.

    Anyway, Sandboxie is limited, sleek and effective. And my case use is proof (at least to me) that it can be used on its own. I done it for over 5 years now. And for the last 4, I haven't even had an on demand scanner. Read this. In the two W7 computers that I purchased in the past 5 years, I never installed anything related to security other than Sandboxie. This two computers have never had any kind of scanner installed in my real system other than the Norton trial that came with them.:)


    Bo
     
  23. Rasheed187

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    A "security solution" can also be to use several slim tools. :D
     
  24. bo elam

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    Then, it wouldn't be limited. And as you pile up slim tools one on top of the other, the system becomes slow. If you want a fast PC, you avoid conflicts. When you use one program to cover this and another one to cover that. And this here, just in case. And on top of all that, lets add one more for insurance. The result is an slow system when all the security programs go all at once to do their thing. I think this is expected.

    But on the other hand. Whats the result of using just one security tool that actually works, like Sandboxie. One, is effective as nothing gets out of the sandbox unless I allow it. And what I allow to get out, its still going to run sandboxed for as long as the file remains in my PC. And two, using the PC feels like I was using nothing for security. In my computers, running browsers, PDF readers, etc, feels the same sandboxed as unsandboxed.

    Note. Doing what I do is not for everyone. I got where I am at on my own. My systems are static and I dont share my computers with no one, other than my wife. And she is enthused about Sandboxie.

    Bo
     
  25. A very secure and user friendly OS like lOS or Windows RT.
     
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