Is this security overload

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by damian666, May 13, 2007.

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  1. damian666

    damian666 Registered Member

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    Hi
    Have i got to much security and is it going to slow my pc here is what im using
    comodo firewall, aol active virus shield,system saftey monitor,BOClean,process guard,ghost security reg defend,diamondcs wormguard
    THANKS Dame666
     
  2. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

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    Yes
    I'm sure others will disagree but having spent years trying out one program after another I have eventually become a computer naturalist - Firewall router and Firefox.
     
  3. Rmus

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    You are either

    1) reckless and stupid

    2) careful and security-aware

    I suspect it's 2) :)

    By the way, what is a "computer naturalist?"

    regards,

    -rich
     
  4. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    Is your PC running slower than before you installed those products?

    Too much security? Probably. But security needed depends on many factors.

    Why not give a brief run-down of how you use your computer, your surfing habits, etc.

    P2P?

    Chat rooms?

    On-line banking, etc?

    Home network?

    Wifi?

    Multiple users?

    Webmail or POP3?

    Browser?

    Backup system?
    __________________________________

    Have you thought through the various ways that your computer can be compromised! The various ways that malware can get on to your computer?

    Once this is all laid out on the board, so to speak, then you can select those products that fit your needs.

    regards,

    -rich
     
  5. BlueZannetti

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    If they are all active.., yes. Assess feature set overlap, and prune as appropriate.

    Blue
     
  6. WSFuser

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    id say theres a fair amount of overlap. you may want to drop some of teh HIPS.
     
  7. Pedro

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    Personally, if you do use RegDefend, get Appdefend and lose SSM and PG. Both are from the same developer (Regdefend and Appdefend), and they must run well together. Same would go regarding the firewall too, imo. Even if i consider Comodo my favorite firewall. You never know that using the others, and using them all is not only overlap, but possible conflict.

    In general, i'd follow Rmus's advice: consider what you need for security, and how a program can help. Then choose.
     
  8. The Hammer

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    Computer naturalist I believe is the computer version of being a member of a nudist camp. That is to say Long View is standing in the middle of the information superhighway with almost no clothes on. ;)
     
  9. ErikAlbert

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    As a FDISR-user, I know that ProcessGuard was a pain for FDISR, so ProcessGuard was replaced by FDISR-users with System Safety Monitor.
    Based on that I assume you can ditch one of them in your security setup. :)
     
  10. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    I think you have quite a bit of redundancy there.
    If you're using SSM, you can cut on BOClean, PG, WG, RD. Or use BOClean and cut on the others. Leave firewall. Hell, I'd even drop the AOL, simply for being AOL.

    Long View, long live F2 (Firewall + Firefox).

    Mrk
     
  11. Long View

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    Almost - To me a computer naturalist is a computer naturist (nudist) who feels the need to wear a hardware Firewall and Firefox - F2 as Mrkvonic would say.

    I keep trying to think of the word that would allow me to change F2 to FY2
    to explain how I feel about those wearing 5 pairs of pants ( just in case they get caught short), 3 shirts, and a bearskin in Arizona in July

    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Rmus

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    Listen, you guys are going to scare off Damian and she/he won't return :)

    Meanwhile, I challenge you to run as F1 (=Firefox) w/o a firewall. As Mrk knows, I did it successfully in a test. Just make sure all of your ports are closed. When that is accomplished, why do you need a firewall?

    Back to Damian: I hope he will think through what some have suggested because he will see that he can eliminate some of what he has on board.

    regards,

    -rich
     
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  13. damian666

    damian666 Registered Member

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    Hi All
    Problem is there is too many great freeware products to choose from here what ive gone with comodo firewall,aol active virus shield,BOClean and prevx 1 not much memory useage with this lot and computer is still nippy
    THANKS AGAIN
    Dame666
    P.S wife sez im a typical man so guess that makes me a he hahaha
     
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