Is my current security setup Good?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by rainbow1112, Sep 9, 2008.

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  1. rainbow1112

    rainbow1112 Registered Member

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    Windows XP Home
    Norton 360
    Norton Antibot
    A Squared 4
    Spyware Doctor With Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Ad-Aware 2008

    Only Norton 360 and Antibot is running Real-time

    Windows Vista
    Norton 360
    Eset Nod32 Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    SpySweeper 5.8
    Windows Defender

    Only Norton 360 and Spysweeper Running in Real-time

    I do not wish to use sandboxie because it slow down my surfing speed...
     
  2. emperordarius

    emperordarius Registered Member

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    I'd remove A-Squared and Ad-Aware and install SUPERAntiSpyware. I'd even remove Spyware Doctor, but you can keep it until your subscription ends.

    Windows Vista

    Add SUPERAntiSpyware.
     
  3. rainbow1112

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    but superantispyware load a process @ startup isnt'it?
     
  4. Kyle1420

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    No it does not.
     
  5. emperordarius

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    You can disable that option.
     
  6. arran

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    your using too many anti malware scanning programs, Good for cleaning out malware after your pc has already been infected.

    but you don't have any defense to prevent the infection of malware from happening in the "First Place"

    I suggest to also use sandboxie a hips and a firewall.

    and sandboxie does not slow down browsing speed
     
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  7. Long View

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    It does take a bit longer for the browser to start the first time it is run each session - which can be annoying.
     
  8. arran

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    I agree that it takes a few seconds longer to load at the start of each session on slower pcs, but it does not slow down the actual speed of loading websites. and with the amount of protection it provides it is well worth it, you can go anywhere on the web, and surf thru porn sites which are loaded with malware and not get infected.

    Only "NEWBIES" waste time cleaning out malware and tracking cookies with antispyware programs after they have spent time surfing the dark side of the internet ie porn sites etc.
     
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  9. Long View

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    agreed - my preference, however, is for Shadow Defender protecting all drives.
    I haven't tried sandboxie for a while so may give it another go. As I have never been contaminated I'm not really motivated to install too much protection.
     
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  10. ChrisP

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    Im supprised your PC runs with all than on it!

    I would just run your AV and ditch all your AM scanners other than A2.
     
  11. gery

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    very hard to think that your machine is working with the loads of scanners. let it breath a bit and put off some of that stuff.they all do the same worko_O
     
  12. truthseeker

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    You also need to keep your data secure, e.g TrueCrypt.

    And get SUPERAntiSpyware and Spybot Search & Destroy.

    And forget things like sandboxie etc. Instead install Virtualbox, and then install Ubuntu as your 'guest' to use for all your secure netbanking, and to check out "suspicious" websites etc, because if you use Ubuntu as your guest, and Windows as your host, within Virtualbox, it's very secure as Ubuntu won't install any spyware, trojans, keyloggers, virus etc etc.
     
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  13. emperordarius

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    Mmm...I don't think that spybot could actually do anything...:doubt:
     
  14. truthseeker

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    Are you hinting that spybot search & destroy doesn't pick up any nasties?
     
  15. emperordarius

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    No, but it has become pretty much useless if you already use SAS and MBAM
     
  16. Escalader

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    Do you have a router in front of your set up and the www? No? Should do.

    My impression is you are overloaded, remove Adware2008, windows defender and spysweeper. Do you have 2 AV's real time in these configs?

    Where is the FW? does Norton 360 give you that? I should know but don't?

    On Vista you can enable the 2 way FW.

    Install SAS Pro on both pC's

    Basic Protection is:

    Real time scanning as files arrive/open

    1) Router
    2) SFW 2 way properly set up
    3) 1 AV
    4) 1 ASW
    5) 1 HIPS

    Can't comment on sandboxie as never used it

    On demand

    just use web site services so you don't have the SW installed all the time.

    KAV, BitDefender, McAfee all have those free.

    AND last but not least a solid backup and recovery plan with image of your windows parations and also for your data partition.

    Good luck
     
  17. truthseeker

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    What is SAS and MBAM?

    And what about all the millions of people who don't use those?
     
  18. emperordarius

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    Superantispyware and malwarebytes anti-malware. They're both free, and using one or both simply makes Spybot useless.
     
  19. virtumonde

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    What about themo_O
    Just like 3-4 years ago spybot &ad -aware where the only names against spyware,now it's SAS &MBAM time.
    And after all you can have a clean PC without using any of them.
     
  20. hex_614

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    your protection is overkill. ha ha ha. that's too much.
     
  21. truthseeker

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    Well spybot and adaware have free versions, but MBAM isnt free. :thumbd:

    I installed MBAM... but i know its not free. How long can I use it for before I have to pay?

    Their website says, "Free to try; $24.95 to buy"
     
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  22. truthseeker

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    Hi hex, if I may ask... Why do you prefer Norton Antibot over Threatfire?
     
  23. truthseeker

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    So if I use SAS and MBAM, I can remove spybot and adaware?

    And if what you say is true, why then do more people download spybot and adaware?

    Most popular Spyware Removers downloads

    1. 688,449 downloads 1. Ad-Aware 2008
    2. 216,054 downloads 2. Spybot - Search & Destroy
    3. 166,861 downloads 3. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    4. 63,069 downloads 4. SpywareBlaster
    5. 49,960 downloads 5. Trend Micro HijackThis

    Half a million people more have downloaded Adaware than Malwarebytes.

    So what makes you say that more people now use them than Adaware? Where is your evidence for that?
     
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  24. doktornotor

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    o_O It's actually completely free if you don't need the realtime protection.
     
  25. emperordarius

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    Spybot and Ad-Aware are pretty much mediocre now.
    BTW: MBAM is FREE. But the free version doesn't include protection
     
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