If you had any amount of money to spend on security software...

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Metal425, Mar 31, 2009.

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  1. Metal425

    Metal425 Registered Member

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    How would you protect this Desktop if you had any amount of money to spend on security software?


    My Desktop is...!


    Q6600@3.2ghz
    8800GT
    2GB of ram, just ordered 4.

    Windows XP Home x32 bit, soon to be dual booting Kubuntu, or Vista x64.

    What would you run to protect it? It's a gaming PC, so I would not overkill the thing to death, because I need the performance.
     
  2. Boost

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    Gaming PC:

    Returnil :thumb:
     
  3. Metal425

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    Any more opinions?
     
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  5. noone_particular

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    I'd use the same package I'm using now. SSM, Kerio 2.1.5, and Proxomitron. I installed SSM and Kerio on a friends gaming PC, XP with 2GB RAM. Neither interferes with the game performance and her PC stays clean.
     
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    EASTER's signature!
    :argh:

    Yes, that was tongue-in-cheek but meant in a positive way.:)

    I already have more than I care to say sunk into NIS09 & Prevx Edge (plus SWBlaster, SBIE,WP+). I require much study before I would be able to decide what to spend more dinero on.
     
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    Rollback Rx, GeSWall Pro

    On-demand=Dr.Web and MBAM (both free)

    Rollback Rx can also save you when you install the latest crappy (maybe not anymore) nVidia driver.
     
  8. bigc73542

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    I haven't been infected with any type of malware in years so my security software must be doing a pretty fair job. So I will take all the money I have saved on software and buy my little woman something nice.:thumb:
     
  9. EASTER

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    LoL :cool:

    Between some of those and all my extra hard drive investments i think i've finally stop this runaway spending spree of mine for a change. WHEW!
     
  10. AKAJohnDoe

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    I would simply reimage a gamer machine periodically
     
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    :thumb: You are a kind person and not only thinking about himself. :)
     
  12. Kees1958

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    My Son's gaming PC

    Hardware Firewall, Avira V9 free set to check at write only, heuristics high and smart extension list (with raid-0 and disk memory you won't feel it)

    Vista64 bits with Norton UAC, (and UAC in quiet mode).

    Image copy (Vista64 raid had only paid options), data backu/copy freeware, external harddrive for occasional backup

    I would recommend using Returnil when doing internet games and dodgy browsing, for your real community games, you would like your stats being saved and enjoy maximum speed, so only Avira at write. You problably visit a few trusted game servers so the risk is minimal

    Use some on-demand scanners before backup.
     
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    Exactly the same as my config.

    Those old goodies are unbeaten by recent bloat.
     
  14. Victek

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    Since you're planning to dual-boot it would help (from the POV of security) to use one OS exclusively for gaming and the other for the web and email, etc. That way you can go light on security for the gaming OS. I currently dual-boot XP and Vista (both 32 bit). I use NIS 2009 in both, but nothing more in XP which is for gaming. In Vista I also use Winpatrol and Zemana AntiLogger. I also regularly image the system because you never know when something will go wrong. It's not just malware you have to worry about :)
     
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    You should get into gaming yourself man :thumb: :D
     
  16. Kees1958

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    haha I only like motorbike racing in real and on the Nintendo. The other game is about usability and very very few pop-ups and security and very low CPU usage and I/O. Kind of settled for very very few pop-ups, minimal CPU usage and reasonable strong security.
     
  17. toasale

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    Symantec Endpoint Protection - nuff said!:D
     
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    Norton gaming edition needs only 6 mgb of ram when idle and returnil if the first doesn't fit
     
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