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. Ice_Czar

    Ice_Czar Registered Member

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    a LiveCD :p
    probably Knoppix
    or a Virtual Machine like Metropipe
     
  2. pipester

    pipester Guest

    NOD32 Antivirus
     
  3. kof

    kof Registered Member

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    I currently only use NOD32.
     
  4. MaB69

    MaB69 Registered Member

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    I'm behind a router so it would be NOD32
     
  5. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    no If needed, i use dr.web as that is all i use for security app.
     
  6. concerned807

    concerned807 Registered Member

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    Router w/ firewall + SSM
    AV app is usually not necessary if you know what you are doing.
     
  7. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

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    Deep Freeze and a hardware/software firewall. I currently also have anti-executable, but may take it off.

    If you know what you're doing an onboard AV is a waste of resources. The free online scan at TrendMicro and McAfee should do you fine.

    As much fun as it is to play around, there's really not a lot you need anymore.

    Or, buy a Mac. I bought my first Mac for my home business a couple of months back (with Intel chip), use Bootcamp to boot XP on a separate partition (works flawlessly) for those times when I must use a Windows application. I find I rarely need to boot to Windows on the Mac.

    Gerard
     
  8. Anti_Virus

    Anti_Virus Registered Member

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    NOD32, without hesitation. ;)
     
  9. madaro

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    An Antivirus (specify which product) Nod32
     
  10. Metal425

    Metal425 Registered Member

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    KAV6, I feel NOD32 is under it, because KAV has built in HIPS, etc etc.
     
  11. colorado13

    colorado13 Registered Member

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    kaspersky
     
  12. EASTER.2010

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    With those choices an AV, namely KIS6


    Not only bad decisions but sometimes unexpected actions by programs themselves.
     
  13. python134r

    python134r Registered Member

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    Kaspersky AV
     
  14. ^Ale

    ^Ale Registered Member

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    NOD32

    ^Ale
     
  15. coolbluewater

    coolbluewater Registered Member

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    A Linux Live CD/DVD.
     
  16. De Hollander

    De Hollander Registered Member

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    My brain and NOD32.
     
  17. ankupan

    ankupan Registered Member

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    I am using KIS on my main machine and its good too.
     
  18. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    My picks at the moment...

    Only 1 free security app, it would have to be powershadow.

    Only 1 paid security app, it would have to be fd-isr.
     
  19. EASTER.2010

    EASTER.2010 Guest

    Excellent selection!
     
  20. norman6810

    norman6810 Registered Member

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    MicroPoint Proactive Defense Software
    (Maybe most of you aren't familiar with it .)
     
  21. The_Duality

    The_Duality Registered Member

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    About half an hour ago, it would have been KAV. But im going for NOD32 because i just switched back :D

    There is nothing like it that can run so unobtrusively.
     
  22. Firefighter

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    SAM 2007.1, M$ sucks! :D :cool:

    Best regards,
    Firefighter!
     
  23. wantsprotection

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    Any security solution should address both hackers and malware. If you're only allowed one security application, your computer is insecure, so I would choose good re-imaging software or run from a read-only drive.

    Cheats:
    1. If your computer has no Internet access, anti-virus SW is enough.
    2. If you're running a hardened *nix box, a firewall is enough.
    3. if you're behind a NAT router, anti-virus SW may be enough.
     
  24. NLight95

    NLight95 Registered Member

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    I'd use NOD32 with Vista 32. At least that way Windows Defender is built-in to the OS. I'd also tighten up the security settings of the V32 firewall.
     
  25. Giwex

    Giwex Registered Member

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    Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution :D
     
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