Is this enough "Security"?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by TomAZ, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. TomAZ

    TomAZ Registered Member

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    I'm currently using the following programs resident: AV, Firewall, AppGuard, NVT ERP, NVT DRP, MBAE, CryptoPrevent, Sandboxie and WinPatrol. In addition, I have a few on-demand scanners to call on as needed.

    Is this reasonable coverage (or more than adequate) -- or would adding something like 'Voodoo Shield' add another useful (and maybe different) type of protection? Or would that just be redundant with everything I already have?
     
  2. Mayahana

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    I'd say way overkill, all of that stuff has to impact performance, and increase instability. Just use an AV and Appguard. Firewall should be hardware. Then you are fine.
     
  3. oliverjia

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    Going too far is as bad as not going far enough.
    You are running too many apps with overlapping functionality. I am afraid you are asking for trouble by doing this.
     
  4. KaptainBug

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    That's definitely an overkill.. :'(
     
  5. Minimalist

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    I would remove few of them and add application to make system backup.
     
  6. TomAZ

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    Which do you feel are most unneeded -or possibly overlap each other?
     
  7. Minimalist

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    Appguard, Snadboxie and maybe NVT ERP.
     
  8. Solarlynx

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    Hello TomAZ!

    I would use AV, Firewall, AppGuard. Maybe Sandboxie too. And on-demand scanners.

    Cheers!
     
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  9. ArchiveX

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    Sandboxie, AppGuard, and an Image-Restore solution...
     
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    Why is there CryptoPrevent when there are also EXE Radar and AppGuard?
     
  11. TomAZ

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    Will both of these protect against CryptoLocker?
     
  12. Peter2150

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    Yes. Keep all your data that the encryption programs would mess with and make them private folders in Appguard. Run both programs in lock down and you should be very safe.
     
  13. TomAZ

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    Exactly, what data would that be?
     
  14. Peter2150

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    Doc files, pdf's spreadsheets, anything with info that you wouldn't want to lose or have someone take control. Anything in My Document folders.
     
  15. justenough

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    TomAZ, probably overkill. Having enough security that doesn't get in its own way and in the way of using the computer can be a challenge. Like others here I'm using Sandboxie and AppGuard. Also an AV and a couple of on-demand scanners (HitmanPro and Emsisoft EK) and up-to-date imaging.
     
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