Is my security enough?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by The Red Moon, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    hi and hello forum.
    Just a general query,
    My current set-up is thus:
    CISV6,
    EMET 3.0
    Malwarebytes as on-demand.
    I run my comodo dragon dragon browser virtualized.
    Is this enough or too much.
    Any suggestions please,?
    Thank you.:cool:
     
  2. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    I think you have a very nice setup, I think it's plenty.

    Do you have any backup solution, just in case?
     
  3. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    hi,
    Yes i have several windows7 images saved to external HDD.:thumb:
     
  4. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Then I say you're good to go then :thumb:
     
  5. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    Thank you very much.:thumb:
     
  6. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Not a problem :)
     
  7. Bodhitree

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    Looks good to me, just keep some images. I'd probably drop MBAM and go with HitManPro on-demand (unpaid). Drop off adblock and Ghostery from Dragon, and add Admuncher to your system, it makes a huge difference. Also note - ghostery is owned by a huge datamining corporation. Not safe! Admuncher is still half off, for like another few hours or something; https://www.admuncher.com/buy?&Christmas2012

    Looking good though.
     
  8. Wild Hunter

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    Ok, enough of trash talk about Ghostery. Let people know what the other side has to say:

    - http://www.ghostery.com/faq#q15
    - http://www.ghostery.com/faq#q16
    - http://www.ghostery.com/faq#q17
    - http://www.evidon.com/solutions/encompass.php
    - http://purplebox.ghostery.com/?p=1016022414

    Until somebody proves that their linked statements are false (less suppositions, more facts, please), I think Ghostery is pretty safe to use (regarding one's privacy). Its most "controversial" feature, GhostRank, is disabled by default too.
     
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  9. Bodhitree

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    Listen.. Ghostery was good, it started out good. No more..

    Evidon is not only evil, but their CEO is downright nasty at times, and is on the board of several extremely intrusive data mining companies (such as Ivaki data mining). The FAQ on the site is choke-full of weasel words and wishy-washy statements on how they are not an "ad company" but rather an "ad assurance company". Skimpy on actual details too. They have changed their About summary now, but not long ago it basically said that they are in business of delivering better advertisement experience to the advertisers. Just ask yourself if instead of being tracked by multiple entities, you are OK with being tracked by one that gets your data resold to others. They are not a non-profit, so - as cliche as it sounds - you are their product.

    http://www.democraticmedia.org/evid...stry-group-shows-inability-understand-privacy
    “If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be here,” he said (evidon ceo), referring to the panel of behavioral advertising companies that he was on, which Angwin was moderating." Anyone who has examined Evidon and the flimsy self-regulatory scheme concocted to thwart consumer privacy safeguards knows it rests on a digital house of cards. We have already told both the EU and the FTC (and the Hill) to reject Evidon and its approach. The unprofessional criticism by Meyer of Angwin demonstrates the serious disconnect of industry leaders to address the privacy debate. Something we will bring up next month in Brussels when US and EU consumer groups formally meet about privacy policy with officials from both governments.
     
  10. Wild Hunter

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    I don't see where is the evidence of them collecting more data than what they actually state they collect when you enable the optional GhostRank feature.

    Moreover, this issue is even more irrelevant because Ghostery's code:

    1. isn't obscured - everything is there for other programmers to check.

    2. will be officially opened in the short future.
     
  11. Notok

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    Makes a huge difference how?
     
  12. Bodhitree

    Bodhitree Registered Member

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    Blocking trackers, exploits, driveby hijacks, and saving a lot by blocking at the HTTP level, before it hits your browsers. See here:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=338308&page=6

    I was skeptical, tried it, then bought it, now I love the thing. Not only does it enhance security, but it speeds browsing.
     
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