Is this adequate protection for work/home PC

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by PhoenixWeb, Jan 15, 2007.

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  1. PhoenixWeb

    PhoenixWeb Registered Member

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    Hi

    I am a website designer so my PC is central to my work. With this in mind and also the security of my customer's information (stored on my PC), I just want to check to see whether the security measures I have settled on are adequate.

    My current set up is:

    Firefox (NoScript)
    Thunderbird (Email forwarded through GMail for spam filtering)
    Comodo Firewall
    AntiVir Personal Premium
    SUPERantispyware Pro
    ProSecurity Free
    Windows automatic updates ON

    I also use Bitdefender Free, and AVG Antispyware Free, on demand. In addition I backup my hard drive with Acronis True Image twice a week.

    What do you think? Good? Adequate? Poor? Anything missing? Overkill?

    Thanks in advanced
     
  2. lodore

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    sounds like a great setup to me.
    lodore
     
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    Perhaps a little overkill. Antivir PE Premiun detects PUPS, SAS Pro detects PUPS too.
    Comodo overlaps with PS free.
    I think that your setup is pretty good.
     
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    U can also adds SpywareBlaster, Harden-IT, SafeXP, and Windows Worm Doors Cleaner. ;)
     
  5. Pedro

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    You've got to that point where it's all opinions. I agree with the others, if you're comfortable with that (know what they do, how to use them), you're fine.
    Just take a peak at the concept of sandboxing, and see if you'd drop something with that included.
    Maybe you did that already
     
  6. PhoenixWeb

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    The reason I went with the ProSecurity Free as well as Comodo firewall was I ran the dfk-threat-simulator-v2, and I was shocked at how easily it terminated Antivir PE Premiun, and SUPERantispyware Pro, and pretty much bypassed CyberHawk (since removed).

    I ran the test again with ProSecurity Free and nothing was terminated and no threats even got going...
     
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    You could reduce the overlap disabling redundant features in Comodo such as "Behaviour Analysis" and "Component Monitor".
     
  8. PhoenixWeb

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    Do you know what, that is what I am starting to realise, and I know how everything I have works, and I feel confident with it.

    I did try sandboxing, but I download/install quite a bit of software and music/video files, and it was driving me crazy as I was having to restart my PC all the time etc...
     
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    Thanks! That's an excellent idea, if they overlap I may as well...
     
  10. Pedro

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    GeSWall and DefenseWall let you download whatever you want. Check them out, either here (plenty of threads) or at their websites.
     
  11. lodore

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    well antivir should have self protection soon.
    I belive nick who makes superantispyware is impumenting selfprotection in to superantispyware soon as well.
    kernal mode online armour is out soon.
    that could replace quite a few apps if you willing to try it.
    www.tallemu.com
    lodore
     
  12. Tarq57

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    Personally I like the idea of having windows updates set to "notify, but don't download or install". There's stuff you (and I ) might not want. IE7 was released as a priority security upgrade, for example. There's other stuff that sometimes just mightn't be applicable.
     
  13. PhoenixWeb

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    I have it set up to notify, although I usually download most things... Working with websites, I had already downloaded the beta version of Internet Explorer to play with, but I only use it for testing websites.
     
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    I might have gotten the Antivir Suite and removed Commodo thats all. Simply to reduce the number of Apps thats the only reason.
     
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