Discussion in 'polls' started by SwordOfSecurity, Jan 26, 2006.
or a Virtual Machine like Metropipe
I currently only use NOD32.
I'm behind a router so it would be NOD32
no If needed, i use dr.web as that is all i use for security app.
Router w/ firewall + SSM
AV app is usually not necessary if you know what you are doing.
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.
NOD32, without hesitation.
An Antivirus (specify which product) Nod32
KAV6, I feel NOD32 is under it, because KAV has built in HIPS, etc etc.
With those choices an AV, namely KIS6
Not only bad decisions but sometimes unexpected actions by programs themselves.
A Linux Live CD/DVD.
My brain and NOD32.
I am using KIS on my main machine and its good too.
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.
MicroPoint Proactive Defense Software
(Maybe most of you aren't familiar with it .)
About half an hour ago, it would have been KAV. But im going for NOD32 because i just switched back
There is nothing like it that can run so unobtrusively.
SAM 2007.1, M$ sucks!
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.
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.
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.
Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution