Looking for Something to "Try"

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by TheKid7, Jul 3, 2009.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I currently rely on the following for my PC Security:

    1. Cable/DSL Router with SPI
    2. Image for Windows/Image for DOS Images (To DVD and Hard Drive)
    3. Windows XP SP3 Firewall
    4. NOD32 version 4.x
    5. Sandboxie (Paid)
    6. AVG LinkScanner
    7. McAfee SiteAdvisor Free
    8. SuperAntiSpyware Free (Manual Scans)
    9. A-Squared Free (Manual Scans)
    10. AVZ Antiviral Toolkit (Rarely Used)
    11. SpywareBlaster Immunization (Firefox Only)
    12. Spybot S&D Immunization (Firefox Only)
    13. Firefox 3.5 (Sometimes IE)

    I am a very cautious web browser and have not had any infections in a very long time.

    However, I would like to add some security to the above. I would prefer something simple (minimum or no pop-ups), light on resources, free (will consider paid).

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    the kid to be honest with sandboxie/nod32 you are well cover in my opinion you dont need any thing else:)
     
  3. raven211

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    Agree. I don't use SandboxIE myself, but I know how it works, so if using that when doing risky surfing or something, and having AVG LinkScanner and NOD in all other cases (and I'm sure they're involved in your SandboxIE sessions too just to note ;)), I see absolutely no reason add more. I'd find adding to that setup would be overkill - and especially for a user such as you describe yourself. :)
     
  4. the Tester

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    I wouldn't add anything more either.
    If you want to experiment, you could replace programs like a free firewall (Online Armor, PCTools, Comodo).
    But it's not really necessary IMO.
     
  5. Sully

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    I think you should lighten things up a bit. If you are the sort who just likes to know everything is OK, you seem to have your bases covered. If you are the sort who just wants security without the babysitting involved, perhaps you could find a balance somewhere with much less than you currently use. There are many ways, especially since you seem willing to use imaging of some sort.

    Different strokes for different folks, but I would go crazy with that much.

    Sul.
     
  6. skunkboy69

    skunkboy69 Registered Member

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    Prevx free is a malware guard and it's light and pretty good.
     
  7. raven211

    raven211 Registered Member

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    Not malware guard since the free version doesn't block any malware - don't forget that. ;)
     
  8. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    You are correct that the trial/free version does not block malware, but it DOES report them if they are detected. This "report only" mode works okay with someone who images regularly.
     
  9. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    Your virtual security is okay, No need for adding something extra.

    I suggest you pick up some marcial arts to increase your personal security (or buy some dumbells/weights to do exercises while behind your PC)
     
  10. Someone

    Someone Registered Member

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    Agreed.

    LOL. :D
     
  11. raven211

    raven211 Registered Member

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    Good point, mate. ;)
     
  12. bpickens

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    KID, what you've described is a little too much overhead for me, IMO :ouch:

    I like to run lean, with the following tools & apps:

    1. Firewall = Linksys WRT54GS router
    2. OS = XP Professional OS, SP3
    3. Mozilla Firefox
    4. Antivirus = aVAst antivirus free edition
    5. Spyware scanner = Ad-Aware free edition
    6. Imaging software-Acronis True Image Echo Workstation

    BTW, I never get viruses or popups with this combination. :cool:
     
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