If you could only use 1 Security App. what would you use?

Discussion in 'polls' started by SwordOfSecurity, Jan 26, 2006.

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Which app. would you use?

  1. An Antivirus (specify which product)

    252 vote(s)
    61.5%
  2. An Anti-Trojan (specify which product)

    3 vote(s)
    0.7%
  3. An Antispyware/Anti-malware (specify which product)

    19 vote(s)
    4.6%
  4. Nothing at all!! Just fully patched Windows!! ;D

    13 vote(s)
    3.2%
  5. Other (specify what and which product)

    123 vote(s)
    30.0%
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  1. SwordOfSecurity

    SwordOfSecurity Registered Member

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    i find these kind of threads rather interesting...well as the title says, if you could only use 1 security app, what would you use? Note: NO SECURITY SUITES ALOUD!!:p ..anyway, select something to vote then post what app. you would use specifically if you wish to participate.

    me, well i haven't decided yet, but i'd most likely choose a good AV thats reliable and has the power to detect & remove other stuff besides viruses
     
  2. MakoFusion

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    I would use Process Guard and harden Windows as best I could and then use a limited account.
     
  3. Alphalutra1

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    CHX-I, it is a very low resource firewall. That, and safe-hex is all I need:D
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  4. Ailric

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    I would be torn between KAV and NOD32. KAV has great detection of both viruses and other malware. NOD32 isn't too far behind and purrs like a kitten.
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    ShadowUser
     
  6. WSFuser

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    id use nod32 for antivirus; my router functions as a firewall so im covered.
     
  7. The Hammer

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    Same here. :D
     
  8. sweater

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    My God... it's one of the hardest question I have ever seen on this forum. o_O

    I will never do that!!! Trusting only one security application is suicide!!!

    When someone out there asks... if I have only 4 security applications to use, it's already a bit hard for me to answer coz there are lots of dangers out there that I can't really trust of using only very few protections if we knew the fact that virus and spywares and trojans are now becoming more and more advanced than before. :ninja: And I am sure, I would become a lier if I just says I only uses 4 protections.... but that's the major protection aside from having several other protections. :doubt:

    Lots of Freewares are available to make our protections to make our pc to become heavily armored without making our system to slow down and not being over paranoid, it really depends on how we mix the ingredients to make surfing more tasteful and enjoyable. ;)
     
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  9. Infinity

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    If I could choose only one it would be safeNsec (the one with integrated AV)
     
  10. NGRhodes

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    I currently only use NOD32.
     
  11. se7engreen

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    Stateful firewall + caution.

    Option 2 for me would be getting to learn the flavors of Linux a little better.
     
  12. SIZE="5"]My God... it's one of the hardest question I have ever seen on this forum.[/SIZE] o_O

    I will never do that!!! Trusting only FOUR security application is suicide!!!

    Okay just kidding

    Not much Linksys WRT54GX plus Probably a weekly online scan. Full admin previlages.
     
  13. dog

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    Acronis True Image ... if that can be consider a "security app' in any way ... Otherwise it'd be Process Guard.
     
  14. Acadia

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    Probably something like FirstDefense so I could wipe my system clean with each reboot, but even still, I would stop all online banking and such because, even if I would be wiping all the Trojans out with each reboot, while they're on my system they would probably have enough time to steal all my passwords, etc., and since I would no longer be allowed to have a firewall, they would be able to phone those passwords home.

    Acadia
     
  15. SpikeyB

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    My single application would be Deep Freeze.

    This would be supported using the HIPS built into Windows XP Pro, the Software Restriction Policy.
     
  16. denis

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    nod 32
     
  17. MikeyB

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    Common Sense 1.0 : This app stops you clicking every link and installing every piece of freeware that takes your fancy.
     
  18. Joliet Jake

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    I chose other as you didn't specify if it was a computer connected to the net ;)
     
  19. doug6949

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    Linksys BEFSX41 router. OK it's not actually an app but a NAT router is probably the best single defense for the money.
     
  20. Nitrox

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    In terms of software it would definitely be Kaspersky Antivirus.
     
  21. yahoo

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    I would choose Tiny Firewall. But I am not sure if it is a suite or not, as it is already much more than a firewall. If Tiny is not allowed either, I would go with KAV.
     
  22. tansu

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    McAfee Virusscan Enterprise 8.0i
     
  23. Slovak

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    If I could only use just one, it would be KAV
     
  24. Mrkvonic

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    Hi,
    I would use Firefox.
    I can take care of the rest alone.
    Mrk
     
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