I'm i covered?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Noviceiam, May 19, 2007.

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  1. Noviceiam

    Noviceiam Registered Member

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    Hi there all,
    I am a complete novice when it comes to pc's and i am wondering if anyone could give me advice?My typical network habits include playing multi player games online and general surfing including bebo etc!
    Is my security ok!i am using the following;
    Firefox 2.0 +wot and no script, addons.
    Nod32
    Spyware Dr
    Comodo firewall
    Ad-aware
    Spybot s/d
    Spyware blaster
    Comodo Boclean
    CCleaner
    Mcafee site advisor
    Can i tighten up my security!pls help...thank you:D
     
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    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    You dont need more. You have too much, but if it makes you sleep better with all that, then you should keep it..
    You are protected against any browser based spyware and fly by attacks with Firefox and Noscript. You got 4(!) anti spyware apps. Maybe I am not the right person to judge since I haven't ever seen any spyware in my computer so I dont use any (well one or two on demand scans per year), but isn't one app enough?
    Commodo Firewall takes care of leaks you may get.
    Boclean as a second layer is good.
    NOD32 is top notch.
    I´d say you´ll be enough protected with that and one anti spyware if you feel you must use one. btw doesnt NOD32 have some kind of anti spyware nowadays?
     
  4. Noviceiam

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    sukarof and climenole i thank you both for the rapid and educational replys.

    many thnks again..
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    Noviceiam,
    You are better covered than me and I'm almost 2 years at Wilders. :)
     
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    Your welcome, and welcome to Wilders by the way :)
     
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    U need to remove some of these balnkets from ur PC. Spybot, adaware, spyware doctor, spyware blaster etc...
    Add a HIPS and/ or SandBox instead.
     
  8. Noviceiam

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    U need to remove some of these balnkets from ur PC. Spybot, adaware, spyware doctor, spyware blaster etc...
    Add a HIPS and/ or SandBox instead.






    aigle thnx for the info, but as i am a novice what r Hips and sandbox and what are their security functions?

    p.s thnx to all who r trying to advise me.:D
     
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    Now u have asked me a Q that need a long lecture( ofcourse not by me).:D
    See my signature for some common types of HIPS.

    Classical HIPS: Execution and Registry control like SSM, PS, PG, NG, AD, RD etc
    Behavioral Blockers: Like CH, PRSC, etc
    SandBoxes: like Sandboxie, BZ( registry and files virtualization)
    GW and DW( registry virtualization plus policy restrictions).
    HIPS for novice may be Prevx!

    U need to serach on the forums for these software( a lot of threads) and try them.
     
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  10. ankupan

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    this setup is more than enough.

    I am using NOD32 + Comodo and I am well protected, I think so. :D

     
  11. Noviceiam

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    Right, firstly thnx again to all who posted....:thumb:

    As my head is still spinning with the info overload from all u guys(which was all appreciated).I think i have made my mind up now! My set up is now;

    Firefox browser - noscript addon
    nod32 a/v
    spyware dr
    comodo firewall
    comodo boclean
    geswall

    on demand scanners i am reluctant to get rid of;
    spybot s/d
    adaware
    spywareblaster
     
  12. Noviceiam

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    as i only run these from time to time i hope they will not be too taxing on my system resources??

    Again i am still up for any advice (PROS AND CONS).
    many thnx ...noviceiam
     
  13. ASpace

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    Don't you think you are over-protected ;)
    I use NOD32 + Windows Firewall with admin account , safe and more ... :D
     
  14. Noviceiam

    Noviceiam Registered Member

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    Many thnx for ur comments Hitechboy, as i said i am a novice in this enviroment, so yes prob i have went a bit wild!! But i just don't know what to have for protection!!

    I have pondered over this forum for a while now and read and read but everyone has something different to say!

    I am just trying to find the fine line between protection and overload!

    Yours Faithfully (but still confused)
    noviceiam ;-)
     
  15. ASpace

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    Microsoft Security Center says :
    You need
    • Firewall
    • Updated Operating system and applications
    • Antivirus
    • Antispyware

    You have firewall , I hope you regularly update from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com , you have NOD32 which provides both virus and spyware protection , you can have one more antispyware (dedicated AS applications) . You are fine with this .

    Of course , the most important is you : never visit suspicious or less known sites , don't install unknown/less known/tricky programs , never open email from unknown person , think before you click .
    Generally this is all you need ;)
     
  16. Noviceiam

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    Thanx again Hitechboy, yes i update regularly with microsoft, but i cant seem do this with my firefox browser, i have to switch back to ie, is there a way round this?

    :D

    srry i forgot to say that i often go to www.onecare.live.com to check my pcs issues.

    Is this a good thing?
     
  17. ASpace

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    By default Firefox updates automatically .
    The latest version can be downloaded from http://mozilla.com (v 2.0.0.3)
     
  18. Noviceiam

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    Eternally in your gratitude Hitech-boy,many thnx for your help.:D
     
  19. ASpace

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    No problem , the pleasure is mine ;)
     
  20. ASpace

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    Although OneCare is Microsoft creature , let's say it is unnecessary to use it with the protection you have
     
  21. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    Hi Noviceiam :)

    Just few other remarks again...

    1)

    Firefox: NoScript is a good choice.
    You may like the help of McAfee Site Advisor to avoid "bad guys" web sites...
    http://www.siteadvisor.com/

    2)
    You need also a well feeded HOSTS file:

    MVPs HOSTS file
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/
    Updated and documented on a regular basis...

    Automatically updated by HostMan.
    HostMan:
    http://www.abelhadigital.com/

    HOSTS explained by Patrik M. Kolla:
    http://www.spybot.info/en/dictionary/hostsfile.html

    3) Spyware Blaster is not a scanner: it's an immunisation software.

    It prevent malware to be installed. Updates about one time a week.
    There is a similar function with SBS&D, use it in combination with SW Blaster...

    Forum for SW Blaster here:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=23

    4) 2 good security web sites to keep in your page-mark:

    Aumha: http://www.aumha.org/
    Maintenance, performances and security

    CastleCops: http://www.castlecops.com/
    All BHO, Start up list, etc.

    :)
     
  22. Noviceiam

    Noviceiam Registered Member

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    JUST TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED ME..:thumb: :D
     
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